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iTero Scanner – Clinton Township, MI

Skip the Goop with Digital Impression Technology

Dentist using scanner for patient’s Invisalign in Clinton Township

With modern dentistry comes many improvements to the patient experience. At Clinton Township Family Dental, this includes a digital impression scanner from iTero! As you become more familiar with this technology, you’ll quickly wonder how you went without it. Whether you need clear aligners to straighten your smile, a customized dental crown to cover a tooth following root canal therapy, or a mouthguard to manage teeth grinding and clenching, digital impressions are sure to make your treatment process all the more enjoyable and comfortable.

What is iTero?

iTero scanner in Clinton Township showing 3D models of teeth

The iTero scanner is a dedicated machine specifically designed to capture detailed 3D images of the mouth. Using it is relatively straightforward. It comes equipped with a handheld scanner that is gently guided throughout the mouth so it can capture hundreds of images in just a few minutes. Then, these images are recompiled on a nearby computer for closer viewing. These models are sent to Invisalign so they can create your series of clear aligners.

The Many Benefits of iTero Scanners

Patient smiling after receiving Invisalign in Clinton Township

By opting for digital solutions, you can expect many benefits compared to traditional options. For example, iTero ensures the following:

  • No more goopy impression material is needed, which not only makes patients gag but can easily result in inaccurate molds (forcing our team to retake the impressions).
  • In other cases, powder would be used to ensure accurate putty impressions. iTero allows us to skip this step as well.
  • Examining your scans immediately afterwards is fast and simple. If a rescan is needed, it’s easy to complete right away.
  • Like many digital alternatives, iTero allows our office to be more eco-friendly.