Older patients will surely remember the days of sitting still while their dentist or orthodontist had to pack their mouth with uncomfortable impression materials. These impressions are crucial for planning several types of important treatment, but that didn’t make the process of getting them any less gag-worthy! The results could even be incomplete or inaccurate, resulting in time-consuming retakes.
At DeMaio Orthodontics, we’re proud to now offer a better approach: iTero Digital Imaging. Dr. DeMaio has integrated this state-of-the-art technology with Invisalign® Clear Aligners in order to make you or your teen’s smile transformation more successful and comfortable than ever before! Contact one of our orthodontic office locations in Amherst, Northampton, or Greenfield today to learn more or schedule a consultation.
It’s very simple – a “wand” will be waved across the surfaces of the teeth and jaws, allowing the advanced scanner to capture thousands of images in the blink of an eye. iTero then combines these comprehensive images into a fully realized three-dimensional digital model of the patient’s bite that Dr. DeMaio can use to clearly see their current orthodontic needs.
The iTero model is actually 100% interactive, which means that our team can make changes in real-time through the use of the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to reveal how the clear aligners will adjust your smile and create your ideal self-image. This technology also helps us keep track of your progress throughout treatment during routine check-ins, matching the projected results with the reality of your teeth at varying stages to determine if any adjustments may be necessary.