Benco Dental will distribute Align Technology’s family of iTero Element intraoral scanners, including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator visualization software. According to the companies, the iTero Element enables dentists and their patients to visualize changes in dentition while allowing dentists to perform restorative and orthodontic workflows that enhance patient care. To date, they add, more than 10 million scans have been submitted with the iTero Element family of intraoral scanning technology.
“We believe that comprehensive dental care starts with an iTero digital scan of every patient,” said Rob Walker, general manager for iTero North America at Align Technology. “In the hands of dental professionals, the iTero Element scanner can help dentists perform a wide range of restorative and orthodontic procedures with greater precision and visualization capabilities that help them better treatment experience to their patients and expand their practice.”
“The iTero Element scanner is an exciting addition to our portfolio of open-architecture, OneVisit chairside CAD/CAM products,” said Terry Barrett, Benco Dental chief marketing officer. “Align Technology has long been a leader in this sector and shares our commitment to continually advancing the science of dentistry.”
The iTero Element, iTero Element 2, and iTero Element Flex are designed to provide high-precision, full-color imaging and fast scan times. The iTero Element 2 starts up twice as quickly and scans 25% faster than the iTero Element. The iTero Element Flex is a wand-only device that transforms compatible laptop computers to portable scanners that work anywhere, which is ideal for practices with multiple locations that need a scanner that’s easy to transport, Benco says.
The iTero Element scanners will be available to dental customers through Benco Dental in the United States beginning April 1. The distribution agreement is non-exclusive.