Before your treatment begins at Gamache Orthodontics, Dr. Casey Gamache and the rest of his team need to fully understand every detail of your smile to ensure optimal results every step of the way. In the past, the only method for capturing these measurements was to take physical impressions of the patient's teeth that involved the placement of a putty-like material into the patient's mouth. Understandably, many people find this technique incredibly unpleasant, and the results have a chance of being inefficient as well. Thankfully, we said goodbye to this method several years ago for a superior alternative that is much more accurate and drastically more comfortable for the patient. Our practice provides the latest in digital impression technology to our patients in Yakima and beyond by using an iTero digital scanner.
Are you ready to start pursuing the beautiful smile of your dreams? We can't wait to help you. Please contact us to schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Gamache. We also love seeing new patients from outside of Yakima and routinely treat patients from the west side and as far away as Arizona!
The iTero Imaging Process
iTero is superior to the traditional impression taking process by eliminating messy materials and creating a much more relaxing and pleasant environment for patients. This is especially true for younger patients and patients with sensitive gag reflexes who can't handle the goopy materials long enough to capture accurate measurements. With iTero, Dr. Gamache's team uses a wand that easily fits into the mouth and rests over each tooth, capturing highly-detailed photographs of its structure and submitting them into the computer system. Within a few minutes, our team can form a comprehensive view of your smile that can easily be seen on the chairside monitor by both doctor and patient.
This state-of-the-art technology offers our patients in Yakima many valuable benefits, including:
· iTero captures accurate measurements for both traditional braces and Invisalign treatment, virtually eliminating the chance that you'll be called back for a redo. This saves patients time and money.
· When using iTero in conjunction with Invisalign, Dr. Gamache is able to send your digital scan directly to the Invisalign lab, which results in faster turnaround time. The additional precision and attention to detail also helps to shorten overall treatment time!
· Patients won't require as many adjustments with iTero allowing them to attend check-ups over the course of their treatment that are shorter and farther apart.
· The oral wand we use fits more easily into the patient's mouth compared to traditional impression materials allowing you to remain comfortable throughout the scanning process.