SOURCE: Dr. Dennis Halford

Dr. Dennis Halford

November 04, 2011 10:01 ET

Sugar Land Orthodontist, Dr. Dennis Halford, Among First in the Area to Offer New iTero Scanner to Invisalign® Patients

Advanced Digital Imaging Cuts Impression Time in Half, Eliminating Discomfort of Traditional Impressions and Ensuring Accurate Results

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 4, 2011) - (Sugar Land) Dr. Dennis Halford is among the first in Sugar Land to offer Invisalign® patients an advanced new digital imaging option for impressions, the iTero Scanner.

The less invasive imaging technology developed by Align Technology Corporation uses visible light to capture images and does not emit radioactive waves. It is changing the orthodontic experience for patients and improving overall results. Training on the new scanners begins late November and scheduled for patient use the first week of December.

"The iTero Scanner not only eliminates the most unpleasant part of the process for Invisalign patients, which previously involved large uncomfortable trays and a mouth full of liquid plaster, but it also captures contours with superior accuracy resulting in a more accurate fit," said Halford of Halford Orthodontics.

"In half the time it takes traditional impressions, the iTero Scanner captures our patient's impression digitally and immediately emits it on our in-office computer display. We then create a 3-dimensional landscape of their entire oral cavity and are able to view it together," added Halford.

While Halford indicated that the new digital scanning technology is currently only available for Invisalign patients and diagnostic study models it is the Invisalign impression process which has traditionally taken the longest -- and sometimes required patients to return for more impressions resulting in delays.

The iTero Scanner dramatically reduces time to treatment, as the digital map of each patient's mouth is sent electronically to Align Technologies for a rapid and more precise custom creation of aligners.

A long time Sugar Land resident and mentor to junior high and high school students, Dr. Halford provides patients with the latest in orthodontic care in a warm and family-friendly environment. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and a founding member of the American Association of Functional Orthodontists. Dr. Halford is also a certified "Elite" orthodontist for Invisalign and is a certified provider for Damon and Insignia by Ormco.

To learn more about Dr. Halford and the latest in digital impression technology, go to www.halfordorthodontics.com. Or, call (281) 980-8351 to schedule a consultation.