Technology that makes a difference, How iTero® powers comfortable diagnostics and effective treatment
Avanti Dentistry prides itself in being a “one-stop” for the oral health needs of individuals and their families from across northern Virginia and the Beltway. We accomplish this from our office in Tysons Corner with considerable onsite expertise. Our specialist team includes a periodontist, prosthodontist, endodontist, and orthodontist. These specialists and the rest of our talented team are furthermore supported by considerable investments in state-of-the-art technologies.
Altogether, these capabilities allow us to provide our valued patients with the safest, most reliable, most comfortable, efficient, precise, conservative, and pleasant care.
The ability to accurately diagnose conditions and to exactingly plan treatments is invaluable. Advanced alternatives to conventional diagnostics, such as film-based x-rays and “goopy” manual impressions, support our ability to deliver comfortable care and effective treatment that resolves pain and other symptoms and gets results. These alternatives include iTero® digital scanning technology.
While the iTero® line of scanners is made by the same company behind Invisalign® orthodontic treatment, Align Technology, it has many applications. We may use this non-invasive and well-tolerated scanner to create 3-dimensional models of your mouth. These models may then be used to drive treatment plans and to also empower you, the patient, with clear and credible information.
Instead of just telling, we can show you what is going on with your mouth and how specific treatments will work. Back to Invisalign®, the iTero® is the powerhouse behind those virtual simulations of the treatment process. You can see how your teeth will be repositioned with Invisalign® clear aligners. The iTero® digital impressions also help to minimize the human error associated with fabricating oral appliances and dental work. These highly precise models are used to make your aligner trays.
Our team can apply this technology when developing, delivering, and monitoring a range of restorative treatments. These treatments include:
- Single crowns
- Full-mouth restorations and smile makeovers
- Surgical guides (for tooth replacement with dental implants)
- Partial and full dentures
- Oral appliance therapy, such as “snore guards” and “nightguards”
- Gum disease management
So, our investments in technology help to power the effective treatment of a diverse range of conditions and needs. They also power the best patient experience because you don’t have to undergo tedious, gag-inducing, messy impression-taking with bitewings. Instead, we use a safe, radiation-free handpiece to comfortably and non-invasively “scan” areas of the mouth – often, full arches can be scanned in under 60 seconds!
We welcome your concerns and questions. And, of course, we encourage you to experience Avanti Dentistry’s advanced, specialized approach for yourself. Call (703) 952-0663 to reach our team and schedule your appointment at our office in Tysons Corner, VA.