The 5D iTero is a scanner that takes a digital scan, an intraoral picture, and uses NiRi technology for an “x-ray” like picture with no radiation simultaneously. A health scan provides a digital record of your teeth that helps us show you areas of concern on the screen. With multiple scans over time we can go back and compare them to see if any gum recession or tooth wear has occurred. We can also evaluate how your upper and lower teeth contact each other and recommend treatment accordingly. The health scans are part of your recall check up appointments.