Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 04, 2013
Burch Orthodontics (http://www.burchorthodontics.com) is proud to announce the introduction of the iTero oral scanning system at their Jaclif Court office. This revolutionary technology is a 3D intra-oral digital scanner which builds a computer-generated model of an orthodontic patient’s teeth.
“One of the biggest complaints from patients is how orthodontic impressions have historically been taken,” said Dr. Heather Burch. “This new system eliminates the gooey oral paste entirely and leads to fewer patient visits during treatment.”
Burch Orthodontics is one of the very few offices in Tallahassee to offer this exclusive system. Based on over 400,000 case studies, iTero has proven to give a better patient experience, 10 times fewer rejections of the Invisalign system and 7 times fewer fitting issues. Patients have commented that one of the best parts of the new scanning technology is the ability to see simulated outcomes of their orthodontic treatment. For Invisalign patients, this is accomplished through the Outcome Simulator powered by the iTero scanner (http://www.itero.com). The 3D digital impressions are loaded into the simulator and the model of the teeth is moved and adjusted based on the scheduled treatment. This way patients can see in advance how their smile will look.
Unlike competing scanners, the iTero technology captures complete tooth images versus less precise systems which use sampled data to fill in missing information with an algorithm. Competing scanners also require doctors to apply a powder to the patient’s teeth in order to function properly. iTero is completely powder free which leads to even greater patient comfort. The wand gently rests on teeth for easy scanning whereas older technology requires the wand to be held at a distance of 5mm to 15mm which introduces a great amount of human error and inaccuracy.
“We are a progressive office that has chosen to increase our standard of care. After considerable research and investment, we are proud to offer the iTero system exclusively to our patients in Tallahassee,” said Dr. Heather Burch, founder of Burch Orthodontics.
To schedule your appointment for an initial consultation with Burch Orthodontics, visit http://www.burchorthodontics.com or call the office at 850-877-1692.