iTero Scanner

iTero Scanner

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital scanning system that eliminates the need for unpleasant traditional alginate impressions — no more messy putty in your mouth! With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed, 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is an iTero Element digital scan far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and provides images that are more precise.

  • No goop or gag to worry about
  • Fast, accurate scan for superior diagnostics
  • Ideal for all types of braces, including Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
  • See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator (IOSim)

During the scanning process, our team will use the iTero Element Scanner’s wand to capture images of your teeth and gum tissue. You can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question.

The iTero Element Scanner will give us a 3D model of your mouth that we can use with all orthodontic services, including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, to show you what your new smile might look like.

Digital X-Ray

Digital X-Rays

Another one of the key tools we use in our practice is digital X-rays, a modern technique that provides a detailed view of your teeth, bones, and surrounding tissues.

Digital X-rays serve as a critical diagnostic tool, allowing us to identify issues that may not be visible during a standard oral examination. They can reveal early-stage tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and even tumors. In orthodontics, digital X-rays help us assess the position and growth of teeth, both above and below the gum line, enabling us to create precise, personalized treatment plans.

Compared to traditional film X-rays, digital X-rays offer several significant benefits:

  • Digital X-rays provide clearer, higher resolution images than their film counterparts. This increased clarity aids in detecting and diagnosing dental problems more accurately and at an earlier stage.
  • Digital X-rays expose patients to up to 90% less radiation compared to traditional film X-rays, making them a safer option for everyone, especially children and pregnant women.
  • With digital X-rays, there’s no waiting time for films to develop. Images are available instantly on our computer screen, which means quicker diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • Digital X-rays can be easily stored on our secure system, making it simple to track your progress over time or share your images with other healthcare providers if necessary.

At Cornerstone Orthodontics, we believe in using the latest technology to enhance your orthodontic experience and ensure you receive the best possible care. With digital X-rays, we’re able to do just that, providing precise, efficient, and safe imaging for all our patients.