Align Technology to introduce two new intraoral scanners, iTero Element 2 and iTero Element Flex
Next-Generation iTero Element 2 and new iTero Element Flex expand iTero’s leading product portfolio, offering with more choices and streamlined workflows for every type of dental practice
Align Technology, Inc. has announced the expansion of the iTero Element portfolio with the launch of the iTero Element 2 and the iTero Element Flex scanners. These build on the existing high precision, full-colour imaging and fast scan times of the iTero Element portfolio while streamlining orthodontic and restorative workflows.
The next-generation iTero Element 2 is designed for greater performance with 2 x faster start-up and 25% faster scan processing time compared with the iTero Element.
The new iTero Element Flex is a wand-only device that transforms compatible laptop computers into a portable scanner that works anywhere – it’s perfect for practices with multiple locations who need a scanner both convenient and easy to transport. The new scanners will be showcased in the UK on stand H30 at The BDA Conference and Dentistry Show from 18th -19th May.
“We’re excited to expand the iTero portfolio with two new advanced digital scanners that expand customers’ choices. These machines provide them with the imaging precision, intuitive chairside visualisation and patient communication tools, enabling efficient workflows for a full range of case assessment and restorative and orthodontic treatments,” said Raphael Pascaud, Align Technology’s chief marketing, portfolio and business development officer and senior vice president, iTero scanner and services.
“With iTero Element 2 and iTero Element Flex, we are building on a trusted platform with enhanced features and processing performance, new mobility options and greater portability designed to fit the needs of our customers’ practices and simplify their lives.
“Doctors can now choose the iTero Element scanner that is best for them with confidence, knowing that each solution is going to deliver the precision, power, speed, and full-colour imaging they’ve come to expect for their iTero-powered workflows.”
iTero Element 2: Next Generation Scanner with Enhanced Features
The new iTero Element 2 scanning system is equipped with next generation computing power that enables faster start-up and faster scan processing time.
The iTero Element 2 provides improved screen resolution while minimising scanner footprint due to its slim 21.5” monitor and 16:9 widescreen viewing format. An integrated lithium-ion battery provides easy mobility from operatory to operatory without the need to plug in for power or reboot . The iTero Element 2 scanner is designed with an ergonomic, centred wand cradle for easy access.
“Ergonomics and processing power are key features of the new iTero Element 2”, said Dr Jeffrey Chustckie, an Invisalign-trained general practice dentist who was part of the iTero Element 2 limited market release study.
“Having the wand centrally located in front of the iTero Element 2 scanner is a great improvement that makes our scanning procedure easier.”
iTero Element Flex [2,3]: Wand-Only, Laptop Configuration Scanner
The new iTero Element Flex wand-only configuration is a portable scanner for easy transport from practice to practice, allowing doctors to leverage the power of chairside visualisation coupled with iTero scanning precision in any location.
Working seamlessly with compatible laptops, practitioners can now scan anywhere, even in the smallest of consulting rooms. The iTero Element Flex includes a convenient, custom-designed carrying case.
“I’m excited about the new iTero Element Flex wand-only scanner configuration”, said Dr Perry Jones an Invisalign-trained general practitioner who was part of the iTero Element Flex scanner limited market release.
“Having a sleek, portable scanner that fits nicely on a countertop will make it easier for me and my staff to offer all patients in any practice the benefits of digital scanning and visualisation for Invisalign treatment as well as other restorative procedures.”
Streamlined Workflows with Full-Colour Scans
Like all iTero Element scanners, iTero Element 2 and iTero Element Flex are designed to work with existing iTero orthodontic and restorative workflows, including laboratory workflows, custom milled models, open STL export, custom implant abutment and chairside milling partners.
All iTero Element scanners generate crisp, full-colour, high-definition 3D scans that can be taken in as little as 60 seconds . The new systems will include all fundamental software applications such as Invisalign Outcome Simulator, Invisalign Progress Assessment and iTero TimeLapse technology.
The iTero Element scanner portfolio is synonymous with high precision intra-oral scanning with fast scan speed, accuracy, intuitive operation and exceptional visualisation capabilities. To date, iTero scans have been used in more than 2.4 million restorative crown, bridge, and custom implant cases and more than 6.3 million iTero orthodontic scans, including more than three million Invisalign® treatment related scans .
iTero Element 2 and iTero Element Flex scanners are now available in the United States, most European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and will be available in select markets in Asia Pacific soon. The iTero Element scanner will continue to be available in all markets.
For a complete demonstration of these new iTero solutions visit Stand H30 at The BDA Conference and Dentistry Show in the UK or contact an iTero scanner sales representative for more information.
1] With a fully charged battery, the user can scan for 30 minutes without having to plug in for power.
2] iTero Element Flex is a mobile optical impression system (CAD/CAM) used to record the topographical images of teeth and oral tissue. To use the iTero Element Flex scanner, the user must purchase a laptop separately. To view a list of certified laptops, please visit the iTero.com website.
3] Laptop and all its accessories shall be located at least 1.5m away from the patient. Do not scan a patient and touch the laptop or any of its accessories at the same time.
4] Scan times vary and depend on individual experience. Data on file at Align Technology.
5] Invisalign scans include but not limited to additional aligner order scans, progress tracking, and does not reflect total Invisalign case shipments. Data on file at Align Technology, as of March 5, 2018.