At Patino Orthodontics, we believe in our patients comfort and convenience which is why we are proud to announce the addition of iTero 3D Scanning in our office.
There are many key advantages to the 3D scanning when working with our orthodontist and Invisalign invisible braces. One of the wonderful features of 3d scanning technology is that you get to see what your smile will look like at the end of the Invisalign treatment plan. iTero 3D Scanning uses laser and optical scanning to digitally capture the shape of your teeth and gums. It takes images from all sides of the teeth to create a full, 360 degree image. The images are then laced together to create the 3D image which can be viewed by the patient computer screen as it is being created. You’ll receive a complete examination to determine if these invisible braces are right for you. X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth will be taken. This information will be sent to the Invisalign lab to make a series of clear, custom-made aligners that will gradually move your teeth to the correct position.
As an Preferred Provider, Dr. Aurora Patino, a Concord, California orthodontist has extensive experience with Invisalign and will be able to accurately determine whether Invisalign is the right solution for you! iTero 3D Scanning is truly a great feature of the system and is one of the reasons why we invested in the technology for our patients. It allows us to help you better visualize the results at the outset of treatment and gives you that much more reason to work with the Invisalign system.
Benefits of iTero 3D Scanning For Invisalign
• ELIMINATES IMPRESSIONS, the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care.
• SUPERIOR ACCURACY with no image distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection.
• ONSCREEN VISUALIZATION allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time.
• INCREASED PATIENT COMFORT by eliminating the goop and gagging with traditional putty impressions.
• SINGLE-USE IMAGING SHIELD to ensure maximum cleanliness.
The environmentally friendly choice of iTero 3D Scanning For Invisalign
Increase efficiency with digitally enabled tools provided by iTero scanners that transform tasks that were perform manually. Your impressions do not need to be shipped off for long periods of time, which means that you receive them in almost half the time it would take if you opt for traditional impressions. By eliminating the inefficiencies, you will eliminate the costs and time associated with traditional impressions. The iTero 3D Scanning process is also very safe. It does not include x-ray radiation because the scanner uses laser to generate the images. The process is environmentally-friendly and does not have an unpleasant taste. The patient will not need to have his or her teeth cleaned after the procedure.
Patients no longer have to endure the mess that is required when impressions of teeth are taken. You simply get to sit back and relax while the ergonomically designed scanning wand is placed in your mouth and a 3D image is generated. The technology is so precise that often times this leads to more successful ortho cases and outcomes because the 3D rendering of your teeth is very accurate allowing for a snugger fit of the Invisalign aligners throughout your orthodontic treatment plan. Also patients love that they don’t need to take multiple impressions with the Alginate Impression material.
Because Dr. Aurora Patino has so much experience, she is able to accurately diagnose problem areas that can be fixed with Invisalign, and help image the best possible treatment plan. Any unforeseen problems along the way will also be easier to treat with her knowledge of iTero 3D Scanning.
At Patino Orthodontics, not only are we orthodontic specialists, we’re Preferred Providers of Invisalign. This means you’ll be treated by a trained specialist with years of experience providing Invisalign. Our latest in 3D technology, faster appointments, and a beautiful boutique are all designed to make you not only love your perfect new smile, but love the experience as well.
If you are in the East Bay area, including Concord, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill, and would like to learn more about iTero 3D Scanning for Invisalign, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aurora Patino today. Book your complimentary consult today. We look forward to hearing from you!