The Itero Element 5D is the state of the art scanner. The iTero Element 5D scanner is an instrument that we use to take detailed, three-dimensional scans of patients’ teeth. It can thus play a huge role in helping us plan for Invisalign, crowns, and other procedures wherein we need to know the exact dimensions of teeth. It allows us to scan rather than using oopy goopy impression materials. It allows us to show our patents an Invisalign Simulation within minutes. During your yearly wellness exam you can see scans and compare them to previous years to see if teeth and gum have changed from things like clenching, grinding or recession.