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ITero Scanner
League City, TX


Computer image of the itero intraoral scanner. Learn more about the itero intraoral scanner at Tieken Smiles Dentistry in League City, TX At Tieken Smiles Dentistry, we value continuing education and including dental technology wherever possible to increase our patient care. This includes using multiple techniques and tools to collect information when evaluating and discussing treatment. One tool that we use is the ITero Scanner.

The ITero Scanner is a handheld imaging tool that allows us to show live footage, or capture 3D images, of the visible oral cavity. Known as an intraoral camera, the information we gather with this tool is different from x-ray or radiology scans. It provides us a complete image of the visible soft tissue and teeth including their positioning. The ITero Scanner is about the size of a toothbrush, allowing it to fit comfortably in your mouth. We use this advanced system to:
•  Live Footage: We use the ITero Scanner while discussing areas of concern or interest with our patients. With it, we can display live footage of their oral cavity on a screen near the dental chair. We find that this helps us explain our findings and engage more effectively with our patients. An important part of our work is to educate and help our patients be better informed of their oral health and why we may be suggesting various treatments. The intraoral camera helps us do that.
•  3D Images: The ITero Scanner can capture and create 3D images. We can use these images to create impressions and in planning treatments including clear aligners. The 3D imaging tool can capture an average of 6000 images per second. It then assembles these images into a cohesive image of an accurate 3D digital model. This impression can then be transmitted to our dental lab for the fabrication of clear aligners including Invisalign and prosthetics.


How has the ITero Scanner helped?


Using an intraoral camera like the ITero Scanner has elevated imaging in dentistry. We are always looking for ways to improve methods and provide better treatment for our patients. Other options would have included a small mirror for viewing which was helpful to the dental team but didn’t allow the patient to see and understand the area that we were discussing. Additionally, traditional molds are created using a plaster. Though plaster molds are effective, they are not always the most comfortable for patients when creating. The ITero Scanner provides superior benefits in both imaging and creating digital 3D molds or impressions.

Intraoral Cameras versus Radiology


The ITero Scanner, or intraoral camera, is not an x-ray or radiology image. We do not use the intraoral camera to view tissue beneath the visible layer, instead it is used to better see and capture images of the visible tissue. Being able to see both visible and x-ray imagery can be a highly valuable tool in dentistry with significant advantages for your oral health. In both cases, they allow us to view, discuss, and diagnose areas of your oral cavity.

For more information, contact our League City office at (281) 942-0444.
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