iTero Scanner in Canton, MI

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What is the iTero Scanner?

The iTero scanner is a small, handheld wand that creates a 3-D digital image of the patient's teeth and gums.

Advanced Orthodontics employs the iTero scanner in multiple ways to make your treatment more efficient and precise. The most common application is taking impressions for braces and clear aligners. We also use the scanner to create digital models, and our in-house 3-D printer promptly provides physical copies.

Benefits of the iTero Scanner

  • Comfortable for Patients. Getting a digital impression with the iTero scanner is nothing like the impressions you may remember from childhood. The orthodontist moves a handheld wand around your teeth and gums, capturing every surface. Specialized software stitches the images into a 3-D model.
  • Faster Results. Waiting periods are inevitable when dealing with a traditional impression. The iTero scanner lets Dr. Singh receive the necessary data and make your appliance in-house.
  • Greater Precision. The scanner creates better-quality models than traditional methods, increasing the accuracy of your treatment and the fit of your custom appliances.
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Dr. Ritu Singh, a board-certified orthodontist, leads our practice and provides the highest-quality care in a friendly, fun atmosphere. We strive to make your visits efficient and offer treatment after school and on Saturdays for your convenience. We treat patients of all ages.

Are You a Good Candidate for the iTero Scanner?

Every orthodontic patient we see is a good candidate for the iTero scanner. The iTero scanner works well for patients of all ages, providing safe, comfortable digital models with no mess associated with traditional impressions.

Digital X-Rays

In addition to the iTero intraoral scanner, we also offer digital X-rays. Digital X-rays provide much better images than traditional film X-rays, with 80 percent less radiation. Orthodontists can efficiently study fine details and share them with patients and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions About the iTero Scanner

Is the iTero scanner safe?
The iTero scanner uses no ionizing radiation, only visible light. It is entirely safe for all patients, including children and pregnant women.
How does the iTero scanner work?
The scanner uses white LED light and red laser light to record hard and soft oral tissue images.
What are the intended uses of the iTero scanner?
The iTero scanner uses a CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Drafting and Manufacturing) system to create optical impressions. These impressions help create custom-made dental devices, such as clear aligners, braces, retainers, and other appliances.
Does the iTero scanner hurt?
The scanner is a sophisticated digital camera in a handheld wand and does not cause discomfort.
How long does the iTero scanner take to work?
The scan takes only minutes as the orthodontist carefully images the teeth, gums, and other oral structures.

Call Advanced Orthodontics

Digital scanning can make your treatment comfortable and efficient. We would gladly meet with you and schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh to discuss your orthodontic needs. Please call our Canton, MI office at

for assistance.