Introducing the iTero Element 5D


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Align Technology launched the iTero Element® 5D Imaging System in 2019. The iTero Element 5D provides a comprehensive approach to clinical applications, workflows and user experience and expands the suite of existing high-precision, full-colour imaging and fast scan times of the iTero Element portfolio. 

iTero Element 5D Imaging System: more than just a scanner 

In addition to offering all of the features and functionality that doctors have come
to expect and rely on with the iTero Element 2 scanner, the iTero Element 5D scanner is the first integrated dental imaging system that simultaneously records 3D, intra-oral colour and NIRI images and enables comparison over time using iTero TimeLapse1. Integrated 3D, intra-oral colour and NIRI technology of the iTero Element 5D Imaging System aids in detection and monitoring of interproximal caries lesions above the gingiva without using harmful radiation1. With one full arch scan, in as little as 60 seconds, the iTero Element 5D Imaging System provides doctors with powerful visualisation capabilities, including the following: 

  • 3D impressions for restorative and orthodontic work 
  • Analysis instruments, such as the occlusal clearance tool2 
  • NIRI imagery
  • Intraoral camera imagery
  • iTero TimeLapse technology 
  • Invisalign® Outcome Simulator2 
  • Invisalign Progress Assessment2 

“The iTero Element 5D Imaging System combines the cutting-edge technology of the iTero Element portfolio of intraoral scanners, with advanced integrated imaging features, such as NIRI, which aids in interproximal caries detection and clear intra-oral images with the built-in intraoral camera,” said Zelko Relic, Align Technology, CTO and senior vice president, global research and development. “With this new imaging system, doctors can efficiently and effectively scan every patient at every visit and visualise treatment options together that result in more informed decisions for optimum oral care.” 

“Diagnosing carious lesions or ‘cavities,’ especially ones that are interproximal or between teeth, can be hampered by numerous factors, including variations in tooth shape and alignment, traditional X-ray film limitations that include variability in exposure levels, poor angulations in image capture or overlapping contacts in the image, and more,” said Dr. Mitra Derakhshan, Align Technology, vice president, global clinical. “The iTero Element 5D Imaging System aids doctors in detecting and monitoring the progression of interproximal cavities above the gingiva without harmful radiation, thereby helping to ensure that their patients receive even better care.” 

“The pace of innovation at Align continues to accelerate, and the Element 5D Imaging System expands the iTero portfolio by offering dental professionals a wide range of powerful scanning technology at every price point,” said Yuval Shaked, Align Technology, senior vice president and managing director, iTero Scanners and Services. “As the leader in digital scanning technology with over 20 years of experience, we understand the nature of platform evolution and how important it is to support our doctors and provide an upgrade path that protects their investment. With iTero Element 5D Imaging System, dental professionals now have the ability to invest in more than an intraoral scanner, thus maximising opportunities within their dental practice. The platform nature of iTero Element 5D System makes it easy for dental professionals to upgrade to the latest digital technology when they are ready.”

Information about the iTero Element 5D Imaging System can be found at  

1 Data on file at Align Technology, as of December 4, 2018. 

2 Comes standard in all iTero Element scanners. 

The information contained in this workflow is directed exclusively at healthcare professionals. ITERO, the ITERO ELEMENT, the iTero logo, among others, are trademarks and/or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. © 2020 Align Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. 


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