The Future of Orthodontics – Today.


An accurate impression is key to effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. Dental Scanning captures the contours of tooth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in just minutes.

Benefits of Teeth Scanning:
  • ELIMINATES IMPRESSIONS, the most invasive procedure in orthodontic care.
  • SUPERIOR ACCURACY with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection.
  • ONSCREEN VISUALIZATION allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodonitc scan the first time.
  • INCREASED PATIENT COMFORT as it eliminates the goop and gagging that comes with traditional impressions.

Step 1: Scanning

The orthodontic assistant scans the patient’s dentition and palatal areas if required. Our Exclusive Invisalign® Integration is a perfect complement to our Invisalign® services. And unlike many other orthodontists who send patients to a 3rd party for scanning, Dr. Boschken does his scanning in-house.

Step 2: Immediate Visualization

The model is built in real-time, providing immediate feedback for patient and parent consultation.

Step 3: Digital Impression Review

Dr. David R. Boschken reviews the patient’s highly detailed dental model for optimal treatment planning.

Step 4a: Bonding Appointment (traditional braces)

If proceeding with traditional braces, Dr. David R. Boschken will order special bonding trays, which help ensure ideal bracket placement.

Step 4b: Invisalign® Patients

3D Dental Scanning is a perfect compliment to Invisalign® treatment. Dr. Boschken will order a set of clear, removable aligners. See the Invisalign® section of our website for more information.

What are the Advantages over Traditional Impressions?
  • Imaging quality superior to results achieved with alginate impressions
  • Produces a more accurate dental record
  • Adults and children alike prefer the more comfortable digital impression process
  • Results can be viewed immediately
Who makes the Dental Scanner?

Cadent iTero powers the system – a Pioneer in Digital Dentistry with 13 years in the orthodontic field, 5 years in restorative dentistry, and 2+ Million Cases (and counting).

Which Scanner Models do you use?

Our offices use two Dental Scanning devices…

  • iTero® Element
  • iTero® iOC

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How long does teeth scanning take?

The iTero Scanner takes orthodontic impressions in 6-8 minutes. This offers instant 3D patient consultations without the goop and gagging of traditional impressions.

Are infection control procedures in place?

Yes, single-use disposable imaging shields ensure maximum infection control.

Can iTero dental scans be used with Invisalign®

Yes, the iTero scanner integrates seamlessly into the Invisalign® aligner process. Click here for more information on Invisalign®.