What is Intra-Oral Scanning?
Intra-oral scanning is the latest technology available in the world of orthodontics and dentistry. At Salaita Orthodontics, we use the iTero Element digital impression system, an advanced imaging tool that helps us map the inside of your mouth and teeth down to the most minute detail.
Intra-oral scanning is completely safe, comfortable, and free from pain. It also gives us the most complete picture of the health of your mouth, teeth, and smile. This tool has helped revolutionize orthodontics and the services we are able to offer to our patients.
How are Oral Scans Used?
Our intra-oral scanner is used to map out the inside of your mouth. We can study everything from the shape and alignment of your teeth to the impressions of your bite. This helps us determine the best course of action for your orthodontic treatment.
Since we use the latest technology in our office, you can say goodbye to sticky, messy, and uncomfortable putty, which used to be used to make impressions of your bite and teeth. Since intra-oral scanners accurately and comprehensively map your mouth, we have phased out the use of putty — which should make many dental and orthodontic patients relieved.
With that, we also no longer have to send away impressions to other laboratories to receive appliances. That means that you will get the treatments you need in a fraction of the time, relieving the need to return to the office multiple times. We can make your customized appliances right here.
What Happens During an Intra-Oral Scan?
During an intra-oral scan, you will relax in the dental chair while we quickly and easily take images of the inside of your mouth. Once complete, we will view the images together so that you have a good understanding of what needs to be done to make your smile healthier.
From there, we can show you the process of your treatment, including what your teeth and smile will look like once your plan has been seen through to completion.
We will use the images collected during the intra-oral scan to construct your customized appliance in our office. This includes highly accurate placement of brackets for braces using indirect bonding.
Do you have more questions about intra-oral scanning at Salaita Orthodontics? We’d be happy to get them answered. Give us a call at (614) 888-4577.