Digital Scanning

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What Is An iTero Scanner?

Intraoral scanners from iTero scan patients’ mouths, capturing images to create three-dimensional dental images in minutes. It is designed to deliver speed, reliability, intuitive operations, and outstanding visualization capabilities for general practitioners or orthodontists. With its design, orthodontists can be operated by one person. As of today, iTero Scanners have been utilized in more than 6.0 million restorative crowns, bridges, and custom implant abutment cases and more than 27.4 million iTero orthodontic scans, for a total of 33.4 million scans.

In addition, the iTero scanner captures all elements and materials found in the mouth without messy powder or gag-inducing PVS impression material for an improved patient experience. Intraoral digital scans help dental professionals create accurate physical dental models for restorative work, including crowns, veneers, and implants. Moreover, it is specifically designed to help orthodontists diagnose orthodontic problems and develop the best treatment plans.

How Does It Work?

The iTero Scanner is one of the most innovative advancements in orthodontic technologies. It features a laser or light-emitting wand that runs through your mouth to create an equivalent digital 3D impression. It comes with a wand that is smaller than the wands of previous intraoral scanners. With this design, the wand reaches the farthest molars: a massive win for intraoral scanners, which means patients don’t have to open their mouth uncomfortably wide.

During the scanning process, flexibility always means greater detail. In this essence, since the iTero Scanner has a smaller wand, it allows the orthodontist more flexibility as they take scans. Therefore, the results are both quick and accurate.

Furthermore, iTero scanners also allow for real-time simulations. The scanner captures hundreds of thousands of laser points each second to create a precise digital model of your entire mouth. This allows the orthodontist to deliver accurate treatment results.

The Benefits of iTero Scanner


  • No gooey mess associated with impression materials
  • Breathe and swallow as you normally would
  • No unpleasant taste or smell


  • View 3D scans on screen immediately
  • Faster delivery time for Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® aligners as well as other orthodontic appliances


  • Allows for a precise fit of all orthodontic appliances, including Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners and retainers
  • Eliminates the need to retake impressions

Additional Benefits

  • Single-use imaging shield to ensure maximum cleanliness and patient safety
  • On-screen visualization in real-time allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time

Intraoral Scanners Make Invisalign Orthodontics Easier

Getting fitted for Invisalign using the iTero scanner is safe, reliable, and comfortable for the patient. The iTero intraoral scanners have an open architecture, making them compatible with the Invisalign system, including its Invisalign Outcome Simulator. Its technology improves the patient experience because patients can know what to expect and feel more confident in their diagnosis and treatment plan.

With the iTero Scanner, orthodontists can make adjustments to digital impressions to ensure you get the aligners you need to improve your smile. The scanner also gives orthodontists the ability to easily project corrections and extractions. With high-definition video, a touchscreen, and 3D visualizations in real-time, orthodontists can provide our patients with a visual outcome to encourage them to proceed with treatment.

iTero Intraoral Scanners Available At Superkids Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Intraoral scanning is a new reality in modern orthodontics. With the iTero dental scanner, our pediatric dentists can quickly and accurately take digital dental scans chair-side using a small, handheld intraoral device. Here at Superkids Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our orthodontists utilize iTero scanning to maximize comfort during the scanning process. Feel free to consult us with your dental needs.

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5204 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311 Phone: 703-931-4400
46175 Westlake Drive Suite 430, Sterling, VA 20165 Phone: 703-774-0014
10220 River Road, Suite 305, Potomac, MD 20854 Phone: 301-299-4400
15020 Shady Grove Road, Suite 360, Rockville, MD 20850 Phone: 301-762-2236

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