Thornhill, Ontario Canada (PressExposure) February 10, 2012 -- "I brought the iTero evolution of intra-oral scanning technology to the Thronhill Smile Centre three years ago, and was one of the first offices in the GTA using the technology. Being used for crowns, bridges, veneers and implants I've been waiting to be able to use it for my Invisalign impressions. I've been in conversations with Aligntech since early January 2010 about their partnership with Cadent . The excitement from the Ortho Community over the iTero technology being applied to Invisalign impressions and seamless integration made the Algintech acquisition of Cadent a no-brainer. We now have the state-of-the-art impression technology seamlessly connected to the finest aligner technology in the world." Dr. Dan Hagi
Dr. Hagi's dental practice in Thornhill, Ontario has raised the bar. No more sitting in a chair with your mouth full of impression material for extended periods of time trying not to gag.
The iTero handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your prepared teeth, stopping as needed. You can look at the iTero 3D image on the screen in real-time. Now instead of UPS shipping impressions to the lab to be scanned, the digital image is electronically sent to the lab and is available in the Invisalign system the next day. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan vs a putty impression is kind of like watching HDTV over standard definition TV.
iTero is one of those devices that obsolete the previous technology over-night. If you're talking to an Orthodontist currently find out when he is switching over to iTero intra-oral scanning.
If you don't want to wait, call The Thornhill Smile Centre General, Aesthetic Dentisty in Thornhill at 905-709-3177 for your consultation today. The consultation is no cost to you and because we've eliminated all the costs of creating a plaster mold of your mouth we're passing the savings on to you!
Are iTero Infection Control Procedures in Place? Yes, single use disposable wand imaging shields ensure maximum infection control.
What are the advantages over traditional impressions? Imaging quality is superior to results achieved with impressions made with putty. Your dental record is very accurate. Results are immediate and turnaround times are greatly reduced in creating aligners.
How does Dr. Hagi benefit from using the iTero Scanner? The iTero utilizes parallel confocal technology to digitally capture oral structures in 3 dimensions. This removes the need for coating powder that is common to other digital impression systems. With the aid of audio-visual prompts, magnified real-time video, and 3D virtual model articulation during the scanning process, the iTero also functions as an educational feedback device, allowing for immediate adjustment of any deficient preparation areas. The resultant benefits are significant: better fitting aligners, material cost savings, reduced chair-time and improved patient comfort.