The iTero scanner allows Dr. Newman to take a digital impression—a highly accurate, digital 3D image of the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissue. Taking the scan is incredible comfortable. There is no gooey mess or gagging associated with impression materials, you can breathe and swallow naturally during the digital 3D scan and there is no unpleasant taste. The scans are 100% safe. You are not exposed to any radiation since the scanner uses a laser to generate the images. The scans are more accurate than traditional impressions and create more precisely fitting Invisalign aligner or retainers. Using the iTero eliminates the need to retake an impression multiple times. The scanning procedure is very fast. You will be able to view the scans on screen immediately. Dr. Newman will no longer have to mail away your Invisalign or initial impressions resulting in extra waiting time to start treatment. Treatment can start quicker and be more efficient.