3D Scan of the Teeth and Jaws
Since December 2018, we have utilized a brand new iTero scanner from Invisalign® in our office in Mannheim. The iTero scanners allow us to capture optical impressions from the teeth and jaws and transfer the precise 3D data record to further digital processing. A scan of both jaws will initially take a little over 10 minutes, but the time will be shorter and shorter with more exercise. The scanning technique will eventually replace the conventional impression as well as the plaster models. In any case, a scan is more comfortable for the patient than a jaw impression with impression tray and impression material, at least as accurate. The iTero scanner is particularly well suited for use in orthodontics. Digital orthodontics at our practices since December 2018 – we enjoy it every day! Unfortunately, we can only use Invisalign’s® iTero scanner for private patients and self-payers for the time being, because the statutory health insurance companies do not provide 3D scanning.