In the old days, in order to plan a patient’s orthodontic treatment and to prepare their invisible aligner trays or their clear retainers, we had to take the patient’s dental impression — and it wasn’t a particularly pleasant experience. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can now get all the information we need to plan your orthodontic treatment with a quick scan of the inside of your mouth, no dental impressions required.
Does iTero Use Radiation?
Unlike certain types of medical scanning equipment, including dental X-rays, the iTero scanner does not have to expose the patient to any radiation in order to do its job. As small as the risk is from the levels of exposure involved with other scanning equipment, with iTero, you don’t have to worry at all about any risks outweighing the benefits.
Enjoy Putty-Free Intraoral Scanning At St Mary Family Dental
Thanks to St Mary Family Dental’s iTero Scanner, you can no longer use those unpleasant putty dental impressions as an excuse to avoid getting orthodontic treatment! Give us a call at (562) 309-4433 or send us an email to find out how you can take advantage of the comfortable treatment we provide.