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Dental Impressions Made Easy With the iTero Scanner at PacificWest Dental Group

Are you tired of the hassle that comes with traditional dental impressions? The team at PacificWest has a solution for you. The iTero Scanner at our Vancouver and Surrey offices uses up-to-date dental imaging technology to simplify the process of dental scanning. An iTero Scanner gives us an accurate visualization of your smile to determine the correct Invisalign treatment for you. Call to book a consultation appointment today.

iTero Scanner

Adding iTero Scanners to our dental practice has greatly benefited our staff and patients alike. Using the iTero scanner only takes a few minutes, resulting in an accurate 3D model of your mouth that we can use to understand your dental needs better. It is perfect for patients looking to undergo Invisalign treatment since we can show you what your smile will look like following treatment. Accurate images of your teeth without using putty! Contact one of our offices to book your first appointment.

iTero Scanner: No More Dental Impressions

What is an iTero Scanner? It is a small hand-held device that scans the inside of the mouth. It has a wand that uses a high-tech system to capture and produce high-quality images of your mouth, which allows your dentist to diagnose and resolve oral health issues efficiently. . 

Thankfully, old-school impressions using putty are no longer the only option. At PacificWest, we believe in using the latest technology to provide our patients with a more comfortable experience.

The iTero Scanner allows us to take a digital impression – a highly accurate, digital 3D image of the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissue, without the gooey mess, the bad taste, or nausea and discomfort.

The iTero scanner is all about keeping you comfortable while delivering precise imagery. In addition to being more comfortable, the digital scan can also be used for Invisalign services to deliver the beautiful smile of your dreams!

Several Clinical Benefits of iTero Scanner

In addition to being more comfortable for patients, the features of the iTero Scanner come with several clinical benefits, including:

  • An accurate diagnosis of oral health 
  • Scans the back of the mouth without trouble
  • Creates precise models of the mouth

Unlike its traditional counterparts, the iTero scanner is up-to-date and precise. The images shown give your dentist an accurate impression of your mouth. It works well to perform orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and restorative procedures, such as bridges, implants and dentures. Call PacificWest to book your first appointment today.  The use of the iTero scanner improves precision and accuracy. Through computer-generated imaging and up-to-date  technology, we can help our patients improve their smiles while providing the highest quality of care. The scans are painless, and the changes following treatment are astronomical. Call our office to learn more about how the iTero scanner can improve your treatment today.

Frequently Asked Questions About iTero Scanner

No, the iTero Scanner is not painful. In fact, it eliminates the choking or gagging sensation that comes with traditional impressions.

The iTero Scanner is one of the fastest ways to get an impression of your teeth. Your dentist can scan your teeth within 10-15 minutes.

The iTero Scanner is a revolutionary 3D imaging device used to capture detailed images of the teeth and gums. At PacificWest Dental Group, we use it to get digital impressions of the mouth and create custom appliances, including crowns, bridges, veneers, and braces. It is fast, accurate, and comfortable.

The iTero Scanner is designed to capture detailed 3D images of the teeth and gums. At PacificWest Dental Group, our dentists and orthodontists are skilled in getting the highest quality scans to create the most accurate digital impressions of the patient's teeth and gums.

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We take pride in our progressive  dental specialty office, offering quality orthodontic care in a modern, professional environment.

Our goal is to achieve the highest level of patient health and satisfaction, and contribute positively to our community. 


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About PWD

We encourage a friendly atmosphere at our Vancouver and Surrey office, and welcome all our patients into the PacificWest Dental family. We understand our patients are trusting us with their smile, and we appreciate that trust. We believe in being transparent with our patients about the process, and we make sure they are comfortable every step of the way. We are happy to offer the latest technology in the industry and multidisciplinary care to treat our patients in the best possible way.

We are pleased to have Dr. Wang, Dr. Lee, Dr. Cheng, and Dr. Chiang overseeing the orthodontic treatment of our patients. Each of our orthodontists is Certified Specialists in Orthodontics. Learn more about our orthodontists here.

The teams at both of our locations provide equal quality care, and we want you to choose the location that is most convenient for you.


Having crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can affect more than how your smile looks. Severely crowded dentition is more difficult to clean, and may result in higher risk of cavities and gum disease. Other common malocclusion such as crossbite and deepbite can cause uneven wear to the teeth and extra stress to the jaw joint. Check out our Orthodontics page for more information.

An orthodontist is a dentist who has so much passion and love in the art of moving teeth, they spend 2-3 more years in specialty school to learn the knowledge and skill in orthodontics. Additionally, they need to pass the rigorous national board examination (The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, National Dental Specialty Examination) in order to become a certified specialist in Canada. Finally, because a certified orthodontist usually will limit his or her practice to orthodontics only, they have much more experience in diagnosing malocclusion and providing treatments than a family dentist.

Whether a case can be treated by a family dentist depends on the complexity of the malocclusion and the experience and training of the family dentist. Many family dentists have great interest in orthodontics and will take courses to obtain knowledge and experience in providing braces treatment. In fact, the orthodontists at PacificWest Dental have hosted many study clubs to help our family dentist colleagues learn about orthodontics.

You should ask your family dentist what kind of training he or she has in orthodontics, if he or she treated cases like yours before, and does he or she have photos of the case that he has completed to show you. We will be more than happy to provide you with a second opinion if you have any questions about your teeth!

Orthodontic treatment is suitable for people of all ages, whether young or old. Starting from the age of 7, we recommend taking your child to visit us so that we can monitor his or her teeth and jaw growth, and keep an eye out for potential problems. Learn more about our approach here.

Braces work by gently pulling and pushing the teeth to guide them into alignment. The real working horse in this process is the wire. Think of your teeth as a set of trains; braces are the wheels on the train, and the wire is the rail. It is the wire that guides the teeth where to go.

But how does the physical force from the wire actually make teeth move? Teeth are suspended in the bone by a collection of ligaments. When teeth are under pressure, these ligaments are squashed, and they release signals to call for cells (osteoclast) to come to remove the bone surround them (so they could become unsquashed).  After the teeth have moved into new position, another type of cell (osteoblast) will come to build new bones around the teeth to secure it in the new position. And this is how braces work to move your teeth!

At the initial consultation, we want to understand your needs and provide you with treatment options. In order to do this, we will need your medical and dental history, and any questions you may have!

This is the million dollar question! The cost of braces is based on several factors like the complexity of your case, how long treatment will take and which type of appliances you choose (metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign® or lingual braces). And because each patient receives a different treatment plan customized to his or her need, the cost will also be different.

Rest assured that during the consultation with Dr. Wang and Dr. Lee, financial figures will be discussed in depth. At PacificWest Dental Group, we work together with our patients to ensure treatment is affordable and payment options are flexible. We offer interest-free financing and accept cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, and debit.

Insurance plan coverage varies greatly, so we recommend asking your provider what your coverage includes. We will provide you the total cost of your treatment before your first appointment so you can determine your cost after your insurance coverage.

We do not direct bill to your insurance provider, but provide you with receipts and invoices so you can successfully process your claims.

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Where To Find Us?

Pacific West Dental’s Vancouver clinic is located at 182 E 15th Ave, in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver. The clinic is situated near Main Street and is easily accessible by car or public transit.

If you are taking public transit to the clinic, you can take the Canada Line SkyTrain towards King George and get off at Broadway-City Hall station. From there, take the 99 B-Line bus towards UBC and get off at Main Street and East 15th Avenue. The clinic will be a short walk away.

If you are driving to the clinic, you can take the Cambie Street Bridge and turn left onto Broadway. Continue on Broadway and turn right onto Main Street. Take a left onto East 15th Avenue and the clinic will be on your right-hand side.

Nearby landmarks to Pacific West Dental’s Vancouver location include Main Street, Mount Pleasant Community Centre, and Guelph Park.

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Get started todaY by calling us at 604-558-0993 (Vancouver) OR 604-501-0993 (sURREY), or by filling the form below.

During your initial consultation, we will understand your situation, perform a visual examination of your bite, recommend a treatment plan and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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