Difference of iTero 3D Scanner from Dental Silicon Putty Mold

Difference of iTero 3D Scanner from Dental Silicon Putty Mold

There are many advantages to using digital scans instead of traditional impressions, including the fact that they are faster and more accurate. With a precision of up to 30 micrometers, the newest iTero 3D Scanner uses combined optical and laser scanning.

What is iTero 3D Scanner? 

iTero is a specialized digital scanner that creates 3D impressions of your mouth with extreme precision.

With iTero technology, you don’t have to worry about anything during your treatment. You’ll be able to see how your therapy is progressing in real-time, and we’ll be able to store and share data digitally.

Digitally capturing the anatomy of the teeth and gums is done with the iTero Scanner, which uses the most advanced optical technologies. The Scanner is a little wand that may be held in the palm of your hand. As many times as necessary, your orthodontist can stop and restart the scanning procedure after it has begun.

A radiation-free laser scans your mouth, creating a digitally flawless 3D model of your teeth and soft tissues in as little as two to three minutes. Once the scans are complete, you’ll be able to see a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen, thanks to digital software. For any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®, the iTero Scanner can be used.

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How it Works


An intraoral scanner can capture dental images in three dimensions (3D). The use of this technology allows us to produce dental models that are more exact and detailed, which improves the effectiveness of restorative dental work. Modern patient-tailored dental treatments like Invisalign aligners can’t be achieved with traditional 2-Dimensional (2D) imaging.


Unlike traditional metal braces, which put pressure on all of your teeth equally, Invisalign aligners are custom-made to target only the regions of your mouth that need correction. Therefore, these aligners must be based on a highly accurate representation of your mouth. Intraoral scanning is currently the only way to get the level of information necessary for the best outcomes.

Cutting edge technology

Using an intraoral scanner, a dental expert can move a wand to scan the inside of a patient’s mouth. It is now possible to construct a three-dimensional view of a patient’s mouth using thousands of frames per second captured by the wand. 

Intraoral scanners with the new iTero technology have smaller wands, making it easier to scan the rear molars of the mouth, which were previously out of reach. Patients’ ability to expand their mouths further isn’t an issue for dentists utilizing little wands. Scanners with smaller wands are also less likely to cause nausea in people.

The digital dental pictures captured by intraoral scanners are shown on a screen as they are being taken. The screens show if the scan is excellent or bad before the scan is saved and sent to the lab. In the past, dentists had to wait up to three weeks to hear back from the lab if their scans were insufficient. This new function can save dentists time and money. Intraoral scanners can save dental practitioners and patients time and frustration by delivering instant feedback.


In the best conditions, traditional impressions were still unreliable, and unpleasant to eat. iTero Digital 3D Scanner offers goop-free, full digital impressions and because of this, you are free to breathe and swallow normally during the impression. You can pause the process if you need to sneeze or ask a question.

By creating a 3D digital scan of your teeth, the iTero digital scanning device eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. It provides a more efficient and comfortable experience, as well as greater accuracy, which results in a more perfect fit for your Invisalign aligners.

Learn more about iTero 3D Scanner by contacting Kumra Orthodontics

Kumra Orthodontics is an early adopter of new technologies and provides a better orthodontic experience for her patients using the latest innovations. The iTero digital 3D Scanner is a state-of-the-art impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth – perfect if you have a gag reflex or dislike traditional impressions. Contact us today to learn more about how this exciting technology can benefit you!