iTero Element 5D Imaging System – More Than Just A Scanner

Imaging Systems

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

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 near infrared images (NIRI) 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 radiation [1].

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 tool [2]
  • NIRI imagery
  • Intraoral camera imagery
  • iTero TimeLapse technology
  • Invisalign Outcome Simulator [2]
  • Invisalign Progress Assessment [2]

Comprehensive care for patients

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.” New web-based interface that frees the scanner for scanning 

Align Technology now also offers a web-based platform called that complements the comprehensive visualisation of the iTero Element 5D Imaging System and can be used to set up prescription before the appointment and review scans with the patient on multiple devices, giving the practice the flexibility to assist more patients with this cutting-edge technology. frees up the scanner so the practice can really maximise the utilisation of their scanner and the overall investment in the technology.

Learn more about the first 3D Intra-oral scanner with NIRI technology at

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

[2] Comes standard in all iTero Element scanners.