iTero Scanner for Your Invisalign® Procedure

At Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee, we emphasize precision and better planning of our dental procedures. We have advanced digital 3D scanning to record highly detailed images of the oral cavity structures, including the mouth, teeth, gums, and bone.

Instead of recording molds of the mouth with putty, the iTero scanner allows us to have comprehensive images that work seamlessly to create your Invisalign® clear aligners. This cutting-edge technology provides us with the most efficient route to shifting your teeth to optimal positions.

How Does the iTero Scanner Work?

We slowly pass the scanner in front of the mouth and jaw, recording several images. We then put together the images to create a treatment plan for transforming your smile. The results of the recreated smile are then used to fabricate your Invisalign aligners that can perfectly fit all the teeth’s curves. We can fabricate the other sequential aligners to strengthen the teeth further until they move to the targeted positions.

The Benefits of iTero Scanner for Your Invisalign Procedure

Besides having a detailed plan of images that ensures accuracy with every element of Invisalign aligners, we can also provide a quick and painless process of fitting the aligners. We do away with the messy putty method of recording impressions, which is less effective than this scanner.

Itero scanner also ensures you have a faster appointment time because we won’t take teeth molds. In just a few minutes, we will have the intraoral images ready.

iTero scanning provides radiation-free imaging, which is safe for everyone, including pregnant women. Its accuracy in taking images ensures a better fit of the aligners, promoting comfort. Before you proceed with the treatment, you can see the projected results.

Are you looking forward to having a quick, painless Invisalign treatment? Seek a dental office in Wenatchee, WA, that utilizes an iTero scanner for Invisalign. Visit Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee today to discover more about the iTero Invisalign scanner!

Sunrise Dental Wenatchee invites you to experience how comfortable and effective modern dentistry can be when you put the most advanced dental technology available in the hands of caring, experienced professionals.


Dental X-ray — Technology in Wenatchee, WA

Panoramic X-Rays and Cephalometric Machines

A cephalometric x-ray (also referred to as ceph) is a tool commonly used by orthodontists in treatment planning in order to capture a complete image of the side of the face and provide a view of the patient’s airways. It provides the measurements and relationships between the teeth, jaws and head while enabling orthodontists to assess growth and development.

Cephalometric x-rays are generally taken with a panoramic x-ray machine with a cephalometric film container attached to a mechanical arm. Once the pictures are fully developed, tracing paper is used to give your orthodontist an idea of your growth patterns and interpret how future orthodontic treatments will affect your dental structure.

Endodontics Procedure — Technology in Wenatchee, WA

Rotary Endodontics

Rotary endodontics employs electrically-powered instruments to perform the root canal treatment rather than traditional stainless-steel manual files. The electric hand tool is equipped with a tip constructed out of nickel titanium– a material that is five times more flexible than stainless steel. Due to the flexibility and unique movement of the nickel-titanium instrument, it can be inserted deeply into a curved root canal without stretching or damaging the passageway. This makes for a quick and reliable procedure.

Advantages Include:

  • The nickel titanium cleans out the root canal more smoothly and consistently
  • Rotary endodontic procedures are more reliable with less chance of complications
  • Rotary tools make the root canal procedure much faster
  • The electric tools are much quieter and smoother, without the loud grinding that accompanies manual files

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras allow our Wenatchee dentists and staff to transmit crystal-clear images of the inside of your mouth to a monitor, allowing for easier and more accurate diagnosis of potential oral health problems. Using special software, we are able to enlarge these images, freeze them, or view them in real time. This technology aids our dentists in explaining their diagnoses to patients during consultations. It also allows us to create accurate documentation of a patient’s dental condition and obtain a quicker response from his or her insurer, who will have clear visual evidence to confirm the results of our diagnostic tests.

Digital X-Rays

As part of our commitment to providing our patients with the safest, most effective dental options available, Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee uses digital radiology in diagnostic exams. Digital x-rays are safer, faster, more accurate, and far more biologically conscientious than their traditional counterparts. The x-rays require no film, therefore reducing exposure to radiation by 80 percent and eliminating hazardous waste. Patients simply close their mouths on digital sensors while our computers process the images within seconds.

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