Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. With the patient sited comfortably in the chair, the head of the IOS is placed into the patient’s mouth. We will then scan the upper & lower arches, and once again with the upper and lower teeth bite against each other to record the bite (occlusion). The whole process can be done within 5 minutes.
With IOS, we can directly capture all dental arch information of the patient without using conventional physical impression. That means no more needs for materials and impression trays, which is more comfortable and much preferred by patients with strong gag reflex, or children.