iTero® Element Digital Impressions
With iTero® Element digital impressions at his Park Cities, East and North Dallas orthodontics office, Dr. Mike Ragan 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. Ragan so you can see it in action at our Park Cities, East and North Dallas office.
How Does the iTero® Element Work?
To make a digital impression with iTero® Element at our Park Cities, East and North Dallas practice, Dr. Michael Ragan 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® Element
iTero® Element offers a number of benefits over traditional dental impressions, not the least of which is patient comfort. With iTero® Element at the Park Cities, East and North Dallas practice of Dr. Michael Ragan, 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® Element , patients simply relax while Dr. Michael Ragan manipulates a small hand-held wand to capture incredibly detailed and accurate images. Other benefits of iTero® Element include:
- Ease of Use
- Digital Communication and Transmission
- Increased Patient Involvement
- Less Waste
Schedule an iTero® Element Impression Appointment in our Park Cities, East and North Dallas practice
An accurate and detailed dental impression is essential to any orthodontic treatment plan. With the iTero® Element , every party involved benefits: the patient has a better and more involved experience; the Dr. Michael Ragan 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® Element at the Park Cities, East and North Dallas office of Dr. Michael Ragan. For more information on iTero® Element, Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, Invisalign Express 5®, or any other modern orthodontic treatment, contact Dr. Michael Ragan today to schedule a free consultation.