© 2023 MJH Life Sciences™ and Dental Products Report. All rights reserved.
An expansion of the iTero Element family, the iTero Element Plus series is designed for faster scanning times and advanced visualization.
Align Technology, Inc. has announced the release of the iTero Element® Plus Series, an expansion of its iTero Element scanners and imaging systems. This addition builds on the success of the iTero line.
The new series is said to offer the existing digital capabilities, but with faster processing time and advanced visualization in an ergonomically designed package. The iTero Element Plus is available in either cart or mobile configurations for increased flexibility and mobility. The mobile option makes the Plus series portable with a medical-grade, compact mobile scanner solution.
“We are committed to meeting doctors’ evolving needs and designed the iTero Element Plus Series to help them provide the best clinical care for their patients, increase practice growth, and easily integrate digital scanning and imaging into their clinics as a core part of their digital workflow,” said Yuval Shaked, Align Technology, senior vice president and managing director, iTero scanner and services business. “With over 20 years of innovation in digital orthodontics and dentistry, including intraoral scanners and digital workflows, we are focused on bringing the latest technology to doctors and their patients. We engineered the iTero Element Plus Series with the latest computing power, a dedicated AI chip, and new AI-based features as well as an easy upgrade path — making it right for today’s needs and ready for tomorrow.”
The Plus series is designed to provide higher brightness for clearer, vivid images, reduce waiting time by 20%, and a fully-integrated 3D intraoral camera is available with the iTero Element 5D Plus and 5D Plus Lite systems. The 5D Plus also includes NIRI technology, which aids in the detection of interproximal caries, while the 5D Lite allows for easy NIRI activation via a software upgrade.
The iTero Element Plus Series cart configuration is available commercially in the US, Canada, European Union countries, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and India, which additional availability expended to come throughout 2021 and 2022. The mobile configuration is expected to be available pending regulatory approvals on a market-by-market basis. More information can be found at itero.com.