On the 3rd of June, Align announced its new iTero Workflow 2.0 software. The newly released software features include:
Something much more significant than a snapshot tool is the new auto-upload feature released for the Element 5D and 5D Plus. Align announced that the new iTero Element 5D imaging system will auto-upload intraoral photos for Invisalign case submissions. This will be available in the third quarter of 2021.
Currently, the Invisalign prescription form requires at least five intraoral photos upon submission, taken with the Invisalign Photo Uploader or a digital camera. With this new iTero Element 5D feature, this is no longer the case. Intraoral scans will replace this and can be used instead of intraoral photographs.
This new functionality will streamline Invisalign case submissions. Again, intraoral scans images can now be used in place of traditional intraoral photos. Cool. It makes us wonder why this was not the case sooner! This feature will enable you to automatically upload the required images from your scans in the Invisalign Doctor Site. Of course you will still need to take your usual extraoral orthodontic photos without the scanner.
This is a great improvement and, without a doubt, will drastically improve workflows. Invisalign dentists/specialists using the Element 5D line of intraoral scanners will rejoice with this announcement and those who are not may now consider an upgrade.
We reviewed the Element 5D Plus intraoral scanner recently and found that it was a huge improvement over past iTero scanners. This added functionality just makes it better. You can read our review here.
As the CAD/CAM wars wage on between all the major scanner companies, innovations like these are welcomed. If you have any questions, please leave them below.