Blog Post

iTero Scanning


Getting braces or Invisalign® at any age requires a lot of time and energy, but here at Jolley Orthodontics, that doesn’t have to mean it’s unpleasant! We do everything in our power to ensure that your experience with braces is as seamless and simple as possible, employing state of the art technology to give you the best experience we can.

A great example of this is our use of the iTero Element Scanner. With the iTero, we are able to create a 3D image of your mouth without any mess- something that used to be impossible. In the past, we used a special molding material to create an impression of a patient’s bite, leaving behind a messy, goopy residue. Now with the iTero Element Scanner, we can create a realistic model of your mouth in minutes without extra hassle! Our 3D scanners are meant to improve the quality of your appointments, making the beginning stages of braces as easy as snapping a photo!

The iTero Element Scanner works by emitting a radiation-free laser, which recreates an image of your mouth as your orthodontist moves it around. The scanner itself is compact and handheld, making it a comfortable fit for any mouth. There is no large machinery involved, and your 3D scan will be ready in just a few minutes!

We hope that by implementing this new technology we are able to add to the simple and comfortable atmosphere of our office, and make your unique treatment as quick and easy and possible!

At the end of treatment, we do still take impressions to have a mold for your retainer that we make in office the same day. However, these are quick and easy. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!