iTero Intraoral Scanning
Welcome to the Waterloo Dentist Office of the Future
We at Waterloo Smiles want to bring nothing but the best in dental care to all of our patients. From free whitening treatments to veneers, Invisalign braces and athletic mouth guards, we do whatever we can to help keep Waterloo smiling their whitest, brightest smiles.
That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce to you a revolutionary advancement in dental scanning technology—and the newest addition to our services.
Introducing the iTero Intraoral Scanner
The iTero works like the plaster moulds of the past, making an exact replica of your teeth that we can use to plan dental reconstructions, orthodontics, bridges, and more. The biggest difference, however, is that a mould takes a lot of time to make, and usually won’t be ready for at least a few days. The iTero wand, on the other hand, captures 20 accurate scans of your teeth per second.
This means that we can take a quick pass with the scanning wand, then immediately show you the perfect 3D rendering of your teeth, complete with full-colour images for pointing out tooth decay and discoloration—both of which wouldn’t show up in a mould.
The iTero’s 3D display also gives us a tremendous amount of freedom. We can spin, pinch, zoom, and process images right in front of you, making it easy to focus on even the smallest and most isolated problem areas.
And finally, but certainly not least, there’s the software. The iTero scans can be loaded into programs that allow us to actually show you the results of dental and orthodontic treatments such as crowns, bridges, implants, and Invisalign braces.
The iTero’s Specs
- Advanced Scanning Wand: The scanning wand in our iTero system is surprisingly compact, and has a whole slew of built-in features, including touchpad controls, slide buttons, integrated gyros and an instant defogging system.
- HD Display: The iTero’s output is a state of the art 19″ high-definition multi-touch display that’s specially calibrated to work with our disposable gloves.
- Blazing-Fast Speed: The iTero wand is capable of scanning 6,000 frames per second, which it compiles on-the-fly into 20 3D scans per second. To put that into context, a standard movie camera shoots movies at 24 frames per second.
- Software Integration: The iTero has a whole suite of dental software to which it connects directly, including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator and OrthoCAD Viewer. This means we can show you accurate before and after images for any number of corrective dental procedures.
Come See For Yourself
This amazing piece of technology is here for you, making your visit, diagnosis and procedure a smooth, precise and fast experience. If you need any work done on your teeth, we invite you to book an appointment today so that you can check out for yourself our broad range of services and latest technologies that we have employed to best serve our new and long time patients.