Dental Impressions - Braces R Us

(208) 737-0006

Twin Falls

(208) 788-0126

Hailey

(480) 668-8200

Mesa

Dental Impressions

Dental Impressions

Date: December 21, 2016

We Are a Digital Impression Practice. Proud Owners of an iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner.

We’ll Make a Great First Impression

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impressionitero_scanning system that eliminates the need for 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 this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.

iTero Benefits:

No goop or gag to worry about Fast, accurate impression Ideal for Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile

During the impression process, 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 scanner gives us a 3D model of your mouth that we use with all Invisalign services including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your new smile might look like.

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