If you’ve ever had impressions made of your teeth, then you are most likely familiar with the goop, gagging, and the discomfort associated with messy moldings. This outdated and tedious process required you to sit for nearly 3 minutes unable to talk or swallow, with dental putty in your mouth just to create your dental impressions.

We Embrace New Innovations

At Righellis Orthodontics, our patients benefit from the state-of-the-art iTero digital scanner, which we use to create your impressions digitally instead of using the old and unpleasant way.


This scanner allows us to capture a precise digital impression of your teeth and jaw, which eliminates the need for messy dental materials.

Precise impressions mean improved treatment, a much better experience for the patient, and superior clinical results.

 An accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care.

With the iTero Scanner, the Righellis team can obtain a digital image of a highly accurate 3D model of your dentition, including the contours of each tooth and gingival structure, in just minutes.

Accurate final outcomes are achieved by reducing the distortion associated with taking impressions the old way.

Digital impressions also give you the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D, allowing Dr. Righellis and his team to be able to immediately discuss your needs and treatment plan.

How Does the iTero Scanner Work?

The iTero Scanner utilizes an optical scanning wand to capture the structure of the teeth and gums.

This creates a fully realized, 3D digital model of your teeth, jaw, and bite.

iTero is a small, hand-held wand that uses a radiation-free laser and can be stopped and started as needed.

Patients can see the iTero 3D image of their mouth on the computer screen in real time.

What are the Benefits of Using the iTero Scanner?

  • No awkward and uncomfortable trays and dental putty
  • No goop, mess, or gag reflex
  • Quick, precise impressions within two to three minutes
  • Ideal for Invisalign clear aligners and retainers
  • See a digital representation of what your smile will look like after treatment
  • No unpleasant taste or smell
  • Eliminates the need to retake impressions
  • Superior accuracy
  • Increased patient comfort
  • Immediate onscreen visualization
  • Single use imaging shield
  • Pain-free

Why iTero?

At Righellis Orthodontics, we believe that providing the best orthodontic treatment for our patients requires using the best technology.

A beautiful smile and improved oral health are dependent on the skill of the orthodontist. But by having the latest tools and technology, this allows us advanced insights and analysis to create specialized and personal treatment plans for each unique patient.

The iTero Scanning is a pain-free method that allows Dr. Righellis to assess your case and plan your treatment while tracking your progress in dual-view mode. This displays a patient’s current treatment along with the projected future results in great detail.

iTero scanning also interfaces the Invisalign system to use your digital impressions to create 3D models of your customized clear aligners. It can also simulate the outcome so you can have a preview of how your smile will look once treatment is completed.

Want to Know More About Orthodontics and iTero?

In order to know what’s truly possible for your unique case, you need an orthodontic evaluation. Schedule a no-pressure consultation with Dr. Righellis today to become more familiar with the options available to you.

Contact us online or call us at 510-482-0060.

Dr. Righellis & Dr. Ikeda
Meet Dr Righellis & Dr Ikeda
All of the staff at Righellis & Associates are nice and welcoming. Not only are they kind, but they are also good at their jobs! I would recommend them to anyone looking for an orthodontist!A. J.

Righellis & Associates

Orthodontics for Children and Adults

2220 Mountain Blvd.
Suite 204
Oakland, CA 94611

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: On a limited basis – please call for availability