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5 Benefits of iTero 3D Scanning Dental Technology


Having treated patients in Arlington for over 30 years, you can rely on the dentists at Cusumano & Stuver to look after all your dental needs. Our team is highly experienced and we do not underestimate the power of advanced technology to complement our dental services. It’s of the utmost importance to use the latest technology to ensure you receive the most accurate and comfortable treatment available for your needs. This includes providing you with the proper education around your treatment plan so you can understand the available options and choose the one that is best for you — one of the tools we use to do this is the iTero Element 3D Intraoral Scanner.


What is the iTero Scanner?

The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of your teeth and gums using safe optical and laser technology. The 3D scans are particularly useful for treatments like Invisalign Clear Aligners.

What are the Benefits of iTero Scanning Technology?


  1. Transparency — The iTero scanner allows the dentists at Cusumano & Stuver to use your scan to show you your treatment needs. Before you decide to go ahead with a treatment, you will be able to see the expected results so you can decide if the treatment proposal is the right decision for you.

  2. Speed — With iTero scanning, you will have a much faster appointment time since we won’t have to take molds of your teeth. The iTero scanner takes minutes.

  3. Comfort — No more goopy mess to deal with or discomfort while taking impressions of your teeth.

  4. Better Results — The accuracy of the iTero scans is far superior to impressions and also provides us with a far more detailed visual of your teeth and soft tissue. The scanner’s accuracy allows for a better fit of your Invisalign Clear Aligners making them very comfortable to wear.

  5. Safe — The iTero scanner is radiation-free which means it can be safely used for everyone, even for pregnant women.



What Should You Expect from Your Dental Scan at Cusumano & Stuver?

The iTero scanner is a hand-held wand that our dentists use to scan the inside of your mouth. It is painless and only takes around two to three minutes to complete and will provide us with a 3D model of your mouth so we can better understand your dental needs.


With the iTero scanner, we can show you what your smile could look like after treatment. If you are interested in making changes to your teeth and are curious about what Invisalign Clear Aligners can do for your smile, please contact us today!