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iTero Scanner - Intraoral Scanner

With recent technology advancements, orthodontic patients are able to spend less time in the office while still attaining a beautiful smile.


Learn About the iTero Scanner

At Stormberg Orthodontics, we’re committed to using the latest methods and technology to ensure our patients get the most efficient and accurate treatment. In our La Mesa office, you’ll find the iTero install scanner, which provides Dr. Stormberg with precise, 3-D images of the mouth so he can create a customized treatment plan for each patient.

The iTero Imaging Process

Traditionally, orthodontic offices would take putty impressions of their patient’s teeth, which are uncomfortable, messy and most importantly, time consuming. However, at our office, we’ve made the patient experience much smoother, timely and comfortable with iTero digital scans.

Using a digital scanner, Dr. Stromberg will take 3-D digital images of your teeth and bite, that will help him create a customized treatment plan for you. He’ll use a wand that comfortably fits into your mouth, and will scan over each tooth to capture its unique structure and shape. The iTero scanner with create a digital image of your smile, which Dr. Stormberg can show you and keep you up-to-date on your treatment progress.

Benefits of iTero Over Putty Impressions

The advantages of using an iTero scanner over putty impressions are plentiful. They include:

  • Accuracy & Efficiency: Oftentimes, putty impressions can require multiple attempts to get the right impression, and are messy and uncomfortable for patients. iTero technology eliminates the need for these types of impressions and can shorten your time in the office.
  • Customization: The more accurate your scans, the more effective your treatment.
  • Easily Follow Your Treatment Progress: Dr. Stormberg can show patients a definite picture of what their smile will look like before, during and after treatment.
  • Invisalign Compatibility: The iTero intraoral scanner offers unparalleled compatibility with one of our most popular treatment options, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. After we scan your teeth and bite, the images are sent to the Invisalign lab where precise, custom aligners will be made for each patient. This can minimize your time in treatment, allowing you to achieve an incredible smile sooner than ever before.

Your First Visit: What To Expect


Your custom treatment plan.

Your first visit to our office is the very beginning of your orthodontic journey, and we’re just as excited as you! We will take complimentary xrays and images of your teeth that lets us see what’s going on. Then Dr. Stormberg will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth, and gums. This information helps us design your customized treatment plan.

Braces or aligners just for you.

When you think about braces, you might think about the old-fashioned ones you saw as a kid that made patients look like they had a mouth full of metal. Thanks to some of the newest designs and options, you no longer need to worry about how people look at you or how they perceive you. At Stormberg Orthodontics, we want to help you get the smile that you love with treatment as convenient as possible.

Your new smile.

We price ourselves on giving our patients beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime and that dedication doesn’t end when your braces are removed. Stormberg Orthodontics offers a variety of retainer options to find the best fit for your smile and lifestyle.

Just Moved? We Are Accepting New Patients!

If you have already begun orthodontic treatment and you’ve recently moved to the area, don’t worry, we can help make the process of switching to, or from, our office as easy as possible.
  • Military Transfers
  • Job Transfers
  • College Students
  • FAQs from Dr. Kurt Stormberg

    Is it too late to have braces if I am already an adult?
    Adult orthodontics is becoming more common, as orthodontic treatment helps increase overall happiness level, health, and self-esteem. It’s never too late for a beautiful smile!
    Can I still play sports?
    Of course! We do recommend that you use a mouthguard to protect your mouth during treatment.
    What is an emergency appointment? How are those handled?
    If your braces are hurting you or your child severely, or if one of your appliances breaks, you should call our office. We can solve most orthodontic emergencies over the phone, but will make time for you if your issue requires an office visit.

    What are you waiting for?

    Smile Brighter Today!

    We have treatments to bring out the best in any smile. Learn about your options at your complimentary visit.