iTero® Digital Impressions for an Enhanced Patient Experience
Before orthodontic treatment can begin, special impressions must be taken in order to capture precise measurements of dental contours and tooth placement. Prior to the advent of digital imaging technology, dental professionals relied upon physical impressions; a putty-like material was pressed into the mouth and around the contoured surfaces of the teeth to create a mold. This mold was then used to determine the dimensions of the dentition in order to create restorations, orthodontic appliances, and more. This traditional method of measuring and recording tooth shape was often inefficient, costly, and incredibly uncomfortable. This is among the many reasons that Shirck Orthodontics chooses to utilize the latest in advanced imaging technology with the iTero® digital scanner.
iTero Digital Imaging at Shirck Orthodontics
Cutting-edge iTero digital scanning technology eliminates the need for messy, goopy impression materials, promoting a more relaxing and comfortable patient experience. This is particularly important and especially useful in the case of children whose sensitive gag reflexes make it difficult to capture accurate impressions with traditional material. If, as a parent, you have ever experienced firsthand the reaction those gooey impression putties can elicit from your child, you understand the importance of making this process considerably smoother and more comfortable.
With the iTero wand, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck can easily and quickly take detailed, three-dimensional photographs of each individual tooth, formulating a comprehensive image of all the teeth in your mouth for display on a chairside monitor. The iTero intraoral imaging system drastically streamlines the process of capturing clear, precise pictures of your teeth from every angle, resulting in less time spent in the chair and more accurate measurements for braces and Invisalign clear aligners. This means that you will be called back for redo appointments and adjustments far less frequently, saving you invaluable time and money over the course of your orthodontic treatment.
Experience the iTero Difference
We also use iTero technology because of its versatility. In addition to providing exceptional results for the fitting of traditional orthodontic braces, the revolutionary digital imaging system offers the additional benefit of proven Invisalign compatibility. Your digital impressions are sent directly to the licensed Invisalign lab where your clear aligners are custom-made just for you. Due to its superior accuracy relative to traditional impressions, the iTero system results in even shorter treatment times for Invisalign patients. This means that you can start enjoying healthier, straighter teeth and a more confident smile sooner than ever before with iTero technology at Shirck Orthodontics.
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At Shirck Orthodontics, we believe that our patients deserve only the best when it comes to dental technology and orthodontic treatment. Your satisfied smile is our most gratifying reward, and we can’t wait to show you how committed we are to providing you and your family with exceptional service at every visit. Contact us today to learn more about how our state-of-the-art technology, including the iTero digital imaging system, gives you the oral health advantages you deserve.
With four conveniently located offices in New Albany, Westerville, Pataskala, and Newark, Shirck Orthodontics warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding communities, including Alexandria, Johnstown, Granville, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, Sunbury, and beyond. We genuinely look forward to serving you and your family.