iTero Scanner

At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we pride ourselves on incorporating the latest technological advancements to enhance the quality and comfort of your orthodontic experience. A prime example of our commitment to cutting-edge care is our use of the iTero scanner, a state-of-the-art tool that is transforming the way we plan and implement orthodontic treatments.

The iTero scanner is an innovative digital imaging system designed to create highly accurate, 3D models of your mouth. This technology allows us to say goodbye to the traditional, often uncomfortable, process of taking dental impressions with putty. Instead, with the iTero scanner, we can quickly and comfortably scan your teeth and gums, capturing detailed images in minutes without any mess or fuss.

One of the iTero scanner’s greatest advantages is its precision. The detailed 3D models it produces enable Dr. Ely and his team to analyze your dental structure with unprecedented clarity. This means your treatment plan is based on a comprehensive understanding of your unique oral anatomy, ensuring more accurate, effective, and efficient orthodontic care.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the iTero scanner is its ability to simulate the outcome of your orthodontic treatment. This powerful visualization tool allows you to see a projection of what your smile could look like at the end of your treatment plan, providing a glimpse into your future and an extra dose of motivation throughout your orthodontic journey.

Our patients love the comfort and speed of iTero scanning. The process is completely non-invasive, with no need for physical molds. It’s quick, typically taking only a few minutes, and you can breathe and swallow as normal during the scan. This hassle-free process not only improves your experience but also significantly reduces the time required for both planning and adjustments.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays stand at the forefront of dental imaging technology, offering unparalleled clarity and detail. This superior image quality allows Dr. Ely and his dedicated team to diagnose with greater accuracy, ensuring that every aspect of your treatment plan is precisely tailored to your unique orthodontic needs. With the ability to zoom in on specific areas and adjust the image contrast, we can detect even the most subtle orthodontic issues, which might be missed by traditional X-rays.

One of the most significant advantages of digital X-rays is the reduced exposure to radiation. This technology uses up to 90% less radiation than conventional film X-rays, making it a safer option for our patients. At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, we prioritize your health and safety, and by incorporating digital X-rays into our practice, we ensure a safer environment for everyone, especially children and those requiring multiple scans.

The efficiency of digital X-rays cannot be overstated. Images are available almost instantaneously, eliminating the wait time associated with traditional film development. This immediate access not only streamlines your appointments but also enhances communication. Dr. Ely can share these images with you on a monitor, walking you through your diagnosis and treatment options with clear visual aids. This transparency and open dialogue are key components of the patient-centered care we pride ourselves on.

By leveraging digital technology, we’re also making an environmentally conscious choice. Digital X-rays eliminate the need for chemical processing and film, reducing our practice’s ecological footprint. It’s a step towards more sustainable healthcare practices, reflecting our broader responsibility to the community and the planet.

The adoption of digital X-ray technology at Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley is more than just an upgrade in equipment — it represents our ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive, advanced, and compassionate orthodontic care. We believe in harnessing the power of technology to improve every facet of your orthodontic experience, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.


CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) technology has revolutionized the way we approach diagnosis and treatment planning. By capturing comprehensive, 3D images of your teeth, jawbone, soft tissues, and nerve pathways in a single scan, CBCT allows Dr. Ely and his team to assess your orthodontic needs with unparalleled precision. This depth of detail supports more accurate diagnoses, informed treatment decisions, and predictable outcomes.

The insights gained from CBCT imaging enable us to craft highly personalized treatment plans that address both the visible aspects of your smile and its underlying structure. Whether planning for braces, aligners, or complex surgical interventions, CBCT provides the information necessary to tailor our approach to each patient’s unique anatomy. This personalized planning contributes to more effective treatments and beautifully balanced smiles.

CBCT scanning is quick and non-invasive, with the entire process typically completed in under a minute. This efficient procedure not only minimizes your time in the chair but also significantly reduces your exposure to radiation compared to traditional medical CT scans. At Orthodontics of the Lehigh Valley, patient comfort and safety are paramount, and CBCT technology helps us meet these priorities at every step.