Advanced Orthodontic Care in Kansas City & Sedalia, MO

Woman having impressions made with iTero scannerAt Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we're proud to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through expert orthodontic treatment. Dr. Kurt Kavanaugh and his highly trained team of orthodontic specialists strive to design specialized, personalized treatments for every patient we work with, and we work hard to make every visit to our office a pleasant experience. We use only the latest in cutting-edge orthodontic technology, which is why the iTero Scanner is an integral part of our treatment process.

Accurate Impressions - Without the Mess

iTero scanner with digital model of impression on screen

In traditional dentistry, creating models of a patient's bite (called impressions) requires using a putty that patients must keep in their mouth for 5 to 10 minutes. This process can be uncomfortable for some patients, and the physical model it creates has practical limitations on its accuracy and reliability. The iTero Scanner solves both of these problems.

Using advanced optical imaging technology, the iTero Element Scanner creates a fully realized, 3D computer model of a patient's teeth, mouth, and bite. The process requires no messy putty or goop, and the computer model that iTero creates can be manipulated to simulate tooth movement and plan treatment with more accuracy than ever before. 

We can use the iTero to plan treatments with braces, Invisalign, or any other orthodontic treatment method we offer, and in every situation it creates a more convenient experience for our patients as well as a more accurate, reliable, and effective treatment.

Contact Your Kansas City & Sedalia Orthodontist

The iTero Scanner is just one example of our commitment to using technology and making treatment as convenient as possible, and if you'd like to find out more about how we make orthodontics easy, we'd love to speak with you. Feel free to call us at 816.420.8100 for our Kansas City office or 660.829.2900 for our Sedalia office, reach out to us at our contact page, or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at either of our offices