Steele Creek Orthodontics is a completely digital orthodontic practice in Charlotte, NC. We are proud to offer our patients the ease and convenience of iTero® Element™ intraoral scanning.
The iTero Element is an optical impression system (CAD/CAM) used to record topographical images of teeth and oral tissue, utilizing a compact hand-held wand. Data generated from iTero may be used in conjunction with the production of your traditional braces, or with Invisalign® clear aligners. Not only is an iTero Element digital scan far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and provides images that are more precise.
iTero Element software is used with the iTero Element scanner in capturing 3D digital impressions of teeth, oral soft tissue and structures, and bite relationship. The software controls the processing of the data, integrates the data, and exports that data to fabricate your orthodontic appliances. In addition to scan data, we can also import and export your case information to simulate what your new smile will look like.
COMFORTABLE, FAST, ACCURATE.
iTero digital impressions are great for people with gag reflexes, since there isn’t any putty used in the mouth. They are also more accurate than traditional alginate or PVS materials. Since the impressions are digital, they allow for faster turnaround times on Invisalign aligners and create a more precise fit.
During the scanning process, the Doctor will use the iTero Element Scanner’s wand to capture images of your teeth and gum tissue. You can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. The iTero Element Scanner will give us a 3D model of your mouth that we can use with all orthodontic services, including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, to show you what your new smile might look like.