September 3rd, 2021
Providing our patients with a unique and positive experience that they can’t find elsewhere is one of my main goals for Harris Orthodontics. I strive to provide treatment that’s effective yet also comfortable by incorporating the latest innovative technology into the practice of orthodontics.
That’s why I’m proud to talk about our state-of-the-art, iTero® Element™digital scanner, which is used to take 3D impressions on each patient, allowing us to permanently retire that uncomfortable, gooey, impressions material that is typically used. At the same time, it provides more precise information for better fitting appliances and enables shorter appointment times.
Here’s how it works: With a scanning wand, we’re able to take hundreds of photos of a patient’s teeth in minutes. These photos are then displayed on our computer, providing 3D imaging of the mouth from any angle. The use of the scanner helps provide a clear image that results in appliances that are fitted with precision accuracy.
Another positive aspect of using the scanner is that it’s directly linked with the Invisalign® system, which allows me to use aligners to create a perfect smile. Once the patient is scanned, their images are sent directly to Invisalign. You can even see the outcome of your treatment ahead of time!
And the final result? Faster turnaround time, and perfectly fitted aligners.
Digital impressions are less time consuming, safe, and comfortable. So the next time you hear the word “impressions,”-- don’t worry!
Harris Orthodontics offers complimentary new patient exams. You can visit our website at: https://www.smilesbyharris.com or call us at: 704-597-5555 to request an appointment.