iTero and teeth straightening
iTero scans are often used before teeth straightening treatment.
Traditionally, before having orthodontic treatment, a mould of your teeth needs to be taken using a tray filled with impression material. iTero scans eliminate the hassle, mess and discomfort of having these bite impressions taken.
Plus, your dentist can track your treatment progress down to the finest details, easily ensuring a precise fit for your braces. Once your scan is complete, you’ll be able to preview what your straighter smile will look like after treatment using the Invisalign treatment outcome simulator.
iTero scans are most commonly used before Invisalign treatment, as they can facilitate faster delivery times of your Invisalign treatment plan. Invisalign patients who have iTero scans before treatment experience seven times fewer fitting issues with their aligners than patients who have traditional impressions taken.
iTero technology and restorative treatments
iTero scans can also be used with treatments which can restore missing or failing teeth, including dental implants, crowns and bridges. The process works in a similar way to teeth straightening - removing the need for an implant impression.
By creating an accurate model of your mouth, the technician creating your restoration can also see the exact position in which your new tooth needs to sit, ensuring maximum fit and comfort.
Find out where you can get an iTero scan of your mouth
A number of Bupa Dental Care practices use iTero scans as part of their treatment plans. If you're interested in having orthodontic or implant treatment, contact your local practice to discuss your options and to ask if a scanner is available.