iTero® Digital Impressions

iTero logoUntil recently, creating a personalized braces or Invisalign treatment plan required patients to sit through the long and tedious process of making teeth impressions. This involves sitting in an orthodontist chair with a mouth full of dental putty—unable to talk or swallow—for nearly ten minutes.

Nowadays though, many practices like Great River Orthodontics have moved on, embracing new innovations. Our La Crosse, Holmen, West Salem, and Onalaska offices utilize the most state-of-the-art technology available to help create the smile you want, which is why we employ the iTero digital impression system by Align Technology.

The iTero digital impression system replaces the uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, and sometimes inaccurate, traditional putty impressions. No bulky trays or sticky putty needed! This system uses an optical scanning wand to create fully-realized, 3D digital images or impressions of our patients’ teeth, jaws, and bites. These impressions will help your orthodontist formulate a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific orthodontic needs and desires. We can also use the impressions to show you your treatment options and keep you up-to-date on how your treatment is progressing.

Digital Impressions
Digital impressions

After your specific treatment plan has been chosen, the digital impressions will allow your orthodontist to create customized bracket trays that we use to place your brackets onto your teeth all at once, thus increasing efficiency and effectiveness.


Overall, the iTero digital impressions system is cleaner, easier to use, and much more precise and helpful than putty impressions. To experience the difference of the iTero digital impressions system and begin your customized Invisalign treatment plan, contact Great River Orthodontics today. Our La Crosse, Holmen, West Salem, and Onalaska offices offer Invisalign treatment you can benefit from. Together, we can create your perfect smile!

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