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Orthodontic technologies

At Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we are passionate about orthodontic technology and how we can improve the treatment experience and results for our patients.

Our office in La Jolla features the latest in orthodontic technology, including the iTero IntraOral Digital Scanner and AcceleDent Aura, a hands-free device that can cut treatment time in half!

iTero™ Digital Impression System

iTero™ Digital Impression System

The iTero™ digital scanner is used in conjunction with any orthodontic treatment but most commonly with Invisalign. It replaces the need for the traditional impression process with computerized 3D digital scanning.

Our patients enjoy the iTero™ system because there is no need for taking traditional impressions. Instead, with the digital scanning system, this precise 3D image ensures the highest quality replication of the mouth for better treatment planning and best appliance fit. Because impressions are digital and can be submitted directly to Invisalign, it shortens the time patients must wait to begin the process of creating that beautiful smile.

 iTero scanner

How does the iTero scanner work?

The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using a compact, hand-held wand. Once we begin the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.

Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser. In as little as two-to-three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen.

One of the greatest benefits of the iTero scanner is that patients can see what their teeth will look like even before they’ve started treatment!

Accelerated treatment options

Accelerated treatment options

We also have options available to accelerate your treatment, as we know our patients want the best result from their orthodontic treatment in as short a timeframe as possible.

These unique treatment methods improve your treatment experience by using gentle micro-vibrations to stimulate the bone and muscle around your teeth, helping your teeth move into the correct position faster.

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