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September 30, 2014 07:03 ET

Baltimore Orthodontists Share Advantages of Using iTero Scanners for Their Invisalign Patients

Dr. Wayne Hickory and Dr. Sandra Selnick Highlight the Benefits of Using the iTero™ Scanner for Patients Considering Invisalign® Treatment

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2014) - Super Elite Invisalign® Providers Wayne Hickory, DMD, and Sandra Selnick, DDS, have decades of experience helping patients successfully straighten their teeth with Invisalign®. As a result, they continuously seek opportunities to provide state-of-the-art dental technology for their patients. They say their recent investment in the iTero™ scanner makes their practices one of the exclusive few to have this technology. The device creates 3D digital teeth impressions, can enhance the treatment experience for patients thinking about straightening their teeth with Invisalign®'s clear, removable teeth aligners. The doctors note that this technology can even give patients a look at the potential results of Invisalign® before they undergo treatment.

The Baltimore orthodontists, who operate a number of practices in the Maryland and Washington, DC area, recently published a blog post about the high-tech scanner on their website titled: "Introducing Our New iTero™ Scanner!" In the blog, Drs. Hickory and Selnick discuss how the technology's light-emitting hand-held wand can capture accurate impressions of their patient's teeth without the need for messy putties and molds. With these digital impressions, the Invisalign® aligners will be custom-designed for the patient. The orthodontists say the iTero™ technology's powerful integration with Invisalign® also makes the entire process more efficient.

The blog goes on to point out other advantages of the iTero™ scanner for Invisalign® patients, including:

  • Less risk of needing a "redo" impression, necessitating a return visit to the office
  • More environmentally friendly impression materials
  • It can scan your mouth in under 10 minutes
  • Seamless communication with Invisalign® means patients can receive their customized aligners faster
  • Patients can receive even better fitting aligners due to the digital scanner's precision
  • More comfortable and convenient than old-fashioned impression methods
  • With the iTero Invisalign® Outcome Simulator, patients can get a preview of their potential new smile before starting Invisalign® treatment

Both Dr. Wayne Hickory and Dr. Sandra Selnick say Invisalign® can be a very effective technique to help patients achieve straighter teeth in a more discreet, comfortable way. They believe the accuracy, precision, and efficiency of the iTero™ scanner is a way to further enhance the patient's overall Invisalign® experience.

About Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS

Dr. Hickory is one of the largest providers of Invisalign® treatment in the United States and has over 20 years of orthodontic experience. He earned his Masters of Dental Science and Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where he completed a three-year postdoctoral orthodontics program. Dr. Hickory is available for interview upon request.

About Sandra Selnick, DDS, MS

Dr. Selnick received her dental degree from the University of Maryland and completed her general practice residency at the Veterans Medical Center in Baltimore. She also earned a postdoctoral certification in orthodontics and a master's degree in oral biology. She has twice been named Best Orthodontist in Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Selnick is available for interview upon request.

For more information about iTero™ scanners or Invisalign®, please visit invisalignbaltimorewashington.com.

To view the original source of this press release, click here: http://www.invisalignbaltimorewashington.com/news/baltimore-orthodontists-share-advantages-of-using-itero-scanners-for-their-invisalign-patients/

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