At Leber Ortho we pride ourselves on using the latest cutting-edge technology to design your dream smile and help make your braces and Invisalign treatment easier. One such technology is the iTero digital impression system, an advanced oral scanner that creates a 3D computer model of your teeth! Dr. Eric now uses digital impressions for everything from Invisalign to retainers.
Back in the day, every braces and Invisalign patient had to take traditional impressions. This meant placing a tray full of putty in your mouth until it hardens. The orthodontist would then make a model of the impression to plan your treatment. Invisalign would also create aligners from these impressions.
Traditional impressions were uncomfortable and goopy. They also did not create the most accurate retainers or Invisalign aligners, because the material would sometimes shrink and warp as it dried.
Enter the iTero! Instead of filling your mouth with putty, our assistants guide a small camera wand around your mouth and capture hundreds of digital images of your teeth and gums. As you watch, these images are compiled to create a 3D model of your mouth!
Dr. Eric can then manipulate the 3D model to plan your Invisalign treatment and to order your retainers. When the aligners arrive they fit like a glove and the movements are accurate and precise. This all translates to a speedier treatment and beautiful results.
If you would like to see the magic of the iTero for yourself, call our office to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Eric would love to meet you and help you design the smile you’ve always wanted.