Equipment
iTero | Scan in motion | 3D CBCT | Philips Zoom | Panoramic Radiography
iTero Element Intra Oral Digital Scanner

Your doctor can create a 3D image of your teeth in just minutes using an iTero scanner, a leading digital scanner from the makers of Invisalign® clear aligners. The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner is designed to fit your practice even better than before. Whether you are a general practitioner or orthodontist, iTero Element is designed to deliver speed, reliability, intuitive operations, and outstanding visualization capabilities.

Accuracy

Fewer redos and a better aligner fit than with goopy physical impressions.


Invisalign Progress Assessment

Track your progress at every appointment.


Precision

Takes 6,000 images per second.


3D

Get a high-resolution, interactive image of your teeth.


Invisalign Outcome Simulator

See new smile before you even start.


Comfort

No goop. No gagging.



Scan in motion

Continuous scanning design lets you scan in motion - eliminating the need to click each time you want to capture a scan. The software automatically detects and repositions scanning start and stop points when you move to a new scanning position within the scanned segment. And while you are scanning, iTero Element is engineered to simultaneously process the scan. It automatically stitches together images for rendering in the correct order, adapts to changes in positioning, and detects and removes soft tissue. Capture everything. View exactly what you need to see.

Scan in colour

Colour scanning gives you a significant leap forward in visualization. The colour sensor is integrated in iTero Element and the patented dual-aperture lens system is designed to simultaneously capture 2D images in colour with highly accurate 3D laser scanning. Colour scanning can make it easier to distinguish between gingival and tooth structures for a more precise clinical evaluation.

Scan and save data

iTero Element is designed to automatically save scan data to the system's hard disk every two seconds. There’s no need for a battery backup. Even in the event of a power outage, scan data is safe, so you don’t have to worry about losing your work.


3D CBCT for 3D imaging of the teeth and bones - Planmeca ProMax 3D
Covers the whole dentition area

Our Planmeca ProMax® 3D Classic unit is designed to obtain complete information on your patient’s anatomy in the minutest detail. This intelligent and multipurpose X-ray unit provides digital panoramic, cephalometric and 3D imaging as well as 3D photos and 3D model scans.

With three different types of three-dimensional imaging – as well as panoramic, extraoral bitewing and cephalometric imaging – these intelligent products can meet all your maxillofacial imaging needs.

Unique 3D combination – an industry first

We’re the first company to combine three different types of 3D data with one X-ray unit. The Planmeca ProMax® 3D family brings together a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) image, 3D face photo and 3D model scan into one 3D image – using the same advanced software. This 3D combination creates a virtual patient in 3D, helping you with all your clinical needs.

Philips Zoom
Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, the #1 patient-requested whitening brand¹, is clinically proven to whiten teeth up to six shades in one hour and has clinically superior results and efficacy versus other professional whitening alternatives. In a study, WhiteSpeed provided over 50% better results than leader non light competitor immediately following the procedure and after seven and 30 days.³ When combined with pH booster in the whitening gel, WhiteSpeed's advanced blue LED technology greatly accelerates the whitening process, delivering dramatic results your patients will love in just one office visit.

1 In the U.S.  
2 Excluding prep time
3 Compared to leading non light competitor

Variable settings

Customizable intensity settings help ensure each patient receives a comfortable, positive whitening experience catered to them. In fact, 99% of consumers experienced little to no sensitivity with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed.

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Panoramic Digital Radiography
Panoramic radiography, also called panoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues.

The jaw is a curved structure similar to that of a horseshoe. However, the panoramic x-ray produces a flat image of the curved structure. It usually provides details of the bones and teeth.

An x-ray (radiograph) is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Unlike a traditional intraoral x-ray where the film/x-ray detector is placed inside of the mouth, the film for a panoramic x-ray is contained inside of the machine.

Digital radiography is a type of X-ray imaging that uses digital sensors to replace traditional photographic X-ray film, producing enhanced computer images of teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions.  Panoramic (Panorex) X-rays are extraoral type of X-rays which require a machine that rotates around the head, show the entire mouth, including all the teeth in the upper and lower arch, in one image. Panoramic X-rays are used to plan treatment for dental implants, detect impacted wisdom teeth and jaw problems, and diagnose bony tumours and cysts.

Benefits of digital dental radiographs compared to traditional dental X-rays include the following:

  • Digital radiographs reveal small hidden areas of decay between teeth or below existing restorations (fillings), bone infections, gum (periodontal) disease, abscesses or cysts, developmental abnormalities and tumours that cannot be detected with only a visual dental examination.
  • Digital radiographs can be viewed instantly on any computer screen, manipulated to enhance contrast and detail, and transmitted electronically to specialists without quality loss.
  • Early detection and treatment of dental problems can save time, money and discomfort.
  • Digital micro-storage technology allows greater data storage capacity on small, space-saving drives.
  • Dental digital radiographs eliminate chemical processing and disposal of hazardous wastes and lead foil, thereby presenting a “greener” and eco-friendly alternative.
  • Digital radiographs can be transferred easily to other dentists with compatible computer technology, or photo printed for dentists without compatible technology.
  • Digital sensors and PSP (photostimulable phosphor) plates are more sensitive to X-radiation and require 50 to 80 percent less radiation than film. This technology adheres to the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle, which promotes radiation safety.
  • Digital radiograph features, including contrasting, colorizing, 3-D, sharpness, flip, zoom, etc., assist in detection and interpretation, which in turn assist in diagnosis and patient education. Digital images of problem areas can be transferred and enhanced on a computer screen next to the patient’s chair.
  • Digital dental images can be stored easily in electronic patient records and, sent quickly electronically to insurance companies, referring dentists or consultants, often eliminating or reducing treatment disruption and leading to faster dental insurance reimbursements.


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