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Tuesday, March 18, 2014


We’ve got exciting news!  We’ve added an iTero scanner to our office.  What’s an iTero scanner?  I’ll tell you.  The iTero is an intraoral digital scanner.  It uses a laser that allows Dr. Sunga and the rest of our team to take scans of our patient’s teeth.  We can then use these scans to make highly accurate, digital 3D images or “study models”.  That means no more messy, goopy impression materials go in your mouth.  This allows you to have a comfortable, impression-free experience.  No more gagging!  iTero has a few other great benefits:

  • Fewer, shorter appointments
  • Breathe and swallow naturally during the digial 3D scan
  • No unpleasant taste
  • Greater accuracy eliminates the need for redo appointments
  • Faster turn-around time for our Invisalign patients

How does the iTero work?  We use the wand to capture images of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue.  These images are then sent to the computer and processed.  The computer then generates a 3D model of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue.
We spent all day last Thursday training and learning how to use the iTero. 

We’re all very excited to have this new state-of-the-art technology.  We know it will make your experience with Sunga Orthodontics an even better one!