iTero™ Digital Impressions
With iTero™ digital impressions at his Destin or Panama City Beach orthodontics office, Dr. Scott Runnels is able to get pinpoint-accurate impressions without the inconvenience, time, and discomfort of conventional dental impressions.
If you have ever had a dental impression taken, you know that the thick gel and messy tray molds make for an uncomfortable experience. This type of impression is also subject to imperfections such as tears and voids, which can affect the fit and efficacy of dental and orthodontic hardware such as Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® aligners. Learn more about this exciting technological advance in dentistry, then contact Dr. Scott Runnels so you can iTero™ it in action at our Destin or Panama City Beach office.
How Does iTero™ Work?
To make a digital impression with iTero™ at our Destin or Panama City Beach practice, Dr. Scott Runnels uses a hand-held wand to scan the area of focus, whether it is just one tooth or the entire mouth. The scan is complete in fewer than 5 minutes. The patient is then able to view the impression of his or her mouth on a nearby screen, allowing them to participate in the process and gain a greater understanding of the restorations or orthodontic adjustments that are planned.
The 100% digital impression is then sent to a remote facility where experts use the scan to create precise models of the patient’s mouth. These models are then forwarded to our dental laboratory, where the custom restoration or Invisalign® trays are made to exact specifications, ensuring a perfect fit and absolutely stunning results.
Benefits of iTero™
iTero™ offers a number of benefits over traditional dental impressions, not the least of which is patient comfort. With iTero™ at the Destin or Panama City Beach practice of Dr. Scott Runnels, gone are the days of thick, goopy, foul-tasting paste in uncomfortable molds and patients gagging and salivating while they wait up to 5 minutes for the mold to set. With iTero™, patients simply relax while Dr. Scott Runnels manipulates a small hand-held wand to capture incredibly detailed and accurate images. Other benefits of iTero™ include:
- Ease of Use
- Digital Communication and Transmission
- Increased Patient Involvement
- Less Waste
Schedule an iTero™ Impression Appointment in Destin or Panama City Beach practice
An accurate and detailed dental impression is essential to any orthodontic treatment plan. With iTero™, every party involved benefits: the patient has a better and more involved experience; the Dr. Scott Runnels enjoys a more efficient process, less waste, and a happier patient; and the dental laboratory receives the most detailed and accurate dental impressions available. If you are interested in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® or traditional braces, start with a customized, comfortable, and state-of-the-art digital impression with iTero™ at the Destin or Panama City Beach office of Dr. Scott Runnels . For more information on iTero™, Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, Invisalign Express 5®, or any other modern orthodontic treatment, contact Dr. Scott Runnels today to schedule a free consultation.
Serving patients in Destin 32541, Fort Walton Beach 32547, Freeport 32439, Rose Mary Beach 32461, Water Sound 32416, Niceville 32578, Panama City Beach 32413, Santa Rosa Beach 32459, Miramar Beach 32550, and Panama City 32459.