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The iTero Element™ scanner takes precise, goop-free, 3D dental impressions.

Orthodontics San Diego

Fast digital scans for precision treatment

Traditional dental impressions involve biting into a messy tray filled with putty and trying not to gag as you wait for the materials to set. At San Diego Smile Pros, we’re all about comfort and precision, which is why we take quick, clean digital impressions instead. Our iTero Element scanner captures high-definition images of your teeth and gums to create a 3D model of your mouth.

How Does iTero Work?

We scan your teeth and gums with a small handheld wand that uses radiation-free optical and laser imaging technology to capture 6,000 frames a second. The scanning process only takes about two minutes and images are streamed to our computer instantly.

iTero renders digitally perfect, 3D impressions of your teeth and soft tissue structures. With state-of-the-art software, Dr. Durschlag can plan your treatment directly on the 3D model of your mouth for maximum precision. He can also show you your diagnosis from all angles and use the Outcome Simulator to give you a glimpse of what your future smile will look like.

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Benefits Of


There’s no goop, gagging or aching jaws with digital impressions. You can breathe and swallow normally as the lightweight wand takes images of your teeth and gums in motion.


iTero Element converts high-definition images into a lifelike, 3D model of your mouth for unparalleled accuracy. Dr. Durschlag can plan your treatment down to the tiniest detail.



Digital scanning is painless and the wand doesn’t emit any radiation. The process is safe for patients of all ages, including young children and people who are pregnant.

Lightning Fast

We can scan both arches in about two minutes and the impressions are streamed to our screen instantly. This saves you time and lets us create your custom appliances more quickly.

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