Where your new smile begins.

At Embrace Orthodontics, we provide our patients with the highest quality treatment using the least invasive procedures with the most advanced technology. The iTero® Element—a 3D digital scanner produces accurate and precise digital impressions for creating patients’ Invisalign® aligners, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances. Dr. Li and the team can create a 3D image of your teeth in just minutes using the iTero scanner, a leading digital scanner that makes Invisalign orthodontics easier, more comfortable, and more precise.

See your smile in a whole new way.

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Accuracy

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

comfort

Comfort

No goop. No gagging.

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Invisalign Outcome Simulator

See new smile before you even start.

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3D

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

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Precision

Takes 6,000 images per second.

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Invisalign Progress Assessment

Track your progress at every appointment.

Track your progress at every appointment.

 

How iTero® Scanners Work

The iTero digital impression scanner combines powerful software with advanced scanning technology to create highly detailed 3D digital impressions of your teeth, gums and bite. Intraoral scanners from iTero scan your mouth, capturing images to create three-dimensional dental images in minutes. The scans produced by iTero digital scanners are also more detailed than the traditional two-dimensional images you may find at other orthodontics practices in Ann Arbor. The scanning process can be seen in real time on the iTero’s screen. This allows Dr. Li to explain and discuss your treatment while you are in your comfortable chair. Say goodbye to the gooey mess associated with the traditional way of taking dental impressions. 

 

Patient Benefits of iTero

Intraoral scanners feature a wand, which your orthodontist moves around your mouth. The small wands are also less likely to make you gag than older forms of scanning technology. In just a couple of minutes, our iTero digital scanner can generate an incredibly accurate model of your teeth. It also links to the Invisalign simulator, showing you what your new smile might look like! Once complete, we can use this model to begin your Invisalign journey to the smile of your dreams. 

The benefits of iTero to patients include:

  • Less Discomfort and Gagging. The iTero Element replaces outdated impression systems that involved biting into sticky goop. By eliminating the mess and unpleasant taste associated with traditional impressions, patients have a gag-free experience while breathing and swallowing normally.
  • Better and More Accurate Fit. The model created using the iTero 3D digital scanner is accurate and highly detailed, leading in a precise and comfortable fit of your Invisalign clear aligners. The traditional, 2D method often results in ill-fitting aligners that need to be remade—delaying treatment and requiring more office visits.
  • Better Understanding of Invisalign Treatment and Results. The digital scans allow patients to see how their teeth are moving over time using time-lapse technology. This helps you track and understand the progress of your orthodontic treatment. 
  • Faster Treatment. As a patient receiving treatment, you or your child will spend less time in the chair. Don’t worry, there is still plenty of time to discuss the treatment plan with Dr. Li!