Robert Silverstein, DMD, MS, PA

Orthodontics for Children and Adults

  • Can you tell me about the iTero digital scanner?
    I have the iTero Element 2 digital scanner.
    This is a way to take digital impressions to either have appliances made (the models are printed out on a 3D printer and the appliances are made on those models) or for clear aligner treatment (like Invisalign, Clarity, etc.).
    During the scanning process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. We can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question.
    In most cases, if you have a gag reflex, and can't tolerate traditional impressions, we can get an iTero scan on you without it bothering you.
    Here are a couple of videos: