Jordan M. Alter, D.D.S.

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Digital imaging is a useful tool for dentists in developing patient dental treatment plans. Digital imaging is used in combination with dental simulation software to process a pre-procedure image to illustrate what the treated teeth should look like after the process. Digital imaging helps the dentist make an accurate diagnosis, perform the procedure more accurately and reduces the number of examinations necessary. Dentists can also use digital imaging to educate a patient and illustrate what the teeth will look like post treatment.


The iTero® Element scanner digitally captures the structure of teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand attached to a portable computer screen.

Your mouth is scanned within 2-3 minutes with a radiation-free laser, and the laser will instantly render a digitally perfect 3-D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. The dentist can then use the digital software to show the predicted 3-D model movement of your teeth on the computer screen. This new iTero® scanner is used for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, and it can also be used for the purpose of fabricating aligners for patients using Invisalign®.

Dental digital impression systems are growing in popularity as these high-tech systems simplify the impression process, increase accuracy, decrease procedure time, and enable digital integration with dental laboratories. The iTero® Scanner application provides an intuitive user interface for performing digital scanning. Digital impressions eliminate the sensitivity and patient discomfort of using impression materials and the 3-D digital models. They create highly accurate and detailed digital impressions. The doctor is guided through the scanning sequence by means of visual, text, and voice assistance. The foot pedals and mouse are used to respond to screen instructions and perform scanning. Using an iTero® scanner, an orthodontist can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. ITero® Element is designed to put the latest technology at your fingertips.

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