When it comes to receiving dental care, the use of modern, digital scanning is essential in allowing dentists and orthodontists to get the most accurate view of your teeth. Having advanced imagery of your teeth helps ensure proper diagnosis and treatment for overall dental health and is also significant when fitting the mouth for Invisalign® trays and other dental treatments.At Tenn Yuk Orthodontics, we utilize the iTero® scanner to create 3D imagery of patients’ teeth and optimize orthodontic treatments. Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Tenn Yuk Orthodontics is led by licensed orthodontist Dr. Kevin Tenn Yuk. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how iTero® scanning can help streamline your treatments with instant results.
What is ITero® Scanning?
Using a wand-like device, Dr. Tenn Yuk will scan every quadrant of the jaw and create a 3D image of the bite and alignment of the teeth. This advanced technology is comfortable for patients, eliminates the stickiness and messiness of traditional impression material, and provides instant results.
After each individual quadrant of the jaw is scanned and the effectiveness of the patient’s bite is evaluated, the 3D image of the teeth is immediately visible to the doctor on a high-resolution touch screen. If there is any incomplete data, additional scans can be easily added to the model for a completely accurate picture.
For patients undergoing treatment with Invisalign® or Invisalign® Teen, aligner trays that do not fit properly are created seven times less when using the iTero® scanner than when using traditional impression methods. Additionally, scans using the iTero® are rejected ten times less than those created with impressions.
The advanced connectivity to the Invisalign® system also allows Dr. Tenn Yuk to create a simulated outcome so patients can get a more vivid picture of how their teeth will look after Invisalign® treatment is complete.
The iTero® can also be used for general orthodontic scanning. With the capability of scanning thousands of frames per second, this technology delivers accurate, instant results and is quickly becoming a leader in the evolution of modern digital dentistry. Over 1.3 million orthodontic scans have been creating using the iTero®, including over 600,000 Invisalign® scans to date. With iTero® scanning, the latest in modern digital dentistry is at your fingertips for seamless, comfortable diagnostics.
Contact Tenn Yuk Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation and find out how the iTero® scanner can change the way you view orthodontic treatments.