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Leading Digital Dentists - The iTero® Intraoral scanner

iTero®

Welcome to OptiSmile’s advanced dental technology solutions! We are proud to introduce the iTero® intraoral scanner, a revolutionary device designed to elevate your dental experience by offering unparalleled accuracy, efficiency, and comfort. This advanced digital imaging system enables our skilled dental professionals to capture highly detailed 3D images of your teeth and gums, facilitating a more precise diagnosis and personalised treatment plan. Say goodbye to traditional, messy dental impressions and embrace the future of dentistry with the iTero® intraoral scanner at OptiSmile. 

What Clients Are Saying About OptiSmile

Kelly F.
Kelly F.
I went to OptiSmile initially to get a broken tooth fixed, and find out more about Invisalign. I was experiencing jaw pain and had been told I could expect more chipping and breaking of my molars unless I addressed the root cause of crooked bottom teeth in particular. I ended up spending seven months with Louis, Harris, Clifford and their assistants, who worked out a complete dental plan for me and then repaired and straightened my teeth but also so much more. And Verona, who checked in with me at every appointment. It's the most relaxed yet professional and adept dental practice I've been to, with the latest technology and dental advancements. I no longer worry about teeth breaking and my jaw pain is gone. Louis and Clifford were also happy to work without anaesthetic when I said I'd prefer not to have it. Everyone in the practice is down to earth and friendly, and it creates a welcoming environment where you feel you're in safe hands. I'm confident now that my teeth are strong and fit for purpose for years to come. Thanks to all of you for such a comfortable and seamless experience.
Lyndon B.
Lyndon B.
OptiSmile, Dr Louis, Clifford & the amazing dental assistants saved my smile.This is the best dentist in the world in my opinion after visiting veneer specialist dental clinics around the world and having a rough 2 year journey of trying to re-correct my original veneer work which I had done in the UK, Dr Louis, Clifford and OptiSmile saved me and have changed my life especially my mental health.I came to Optismile originally just for them to stick back on my veneer which had been falling off for the last two years, I really was hopeless and Clifford offered me a treatment plan which would re-correct the full veneer work with even more veneers included and also fix my bite which I had struggled with intense pain and regular headaches with.I ended up going for it, I trusted my instincts as not only you can see how professional they are but also friendly and the clinic is very modern with the latest technology.I had a full makeover and life changing smile all within 3 months, not to mention a very reasonable price for the highest quality.Dr Louis was in charge of my treatment and he allowed me to WhatsApp him with any concerns throughout, he’s become a good friend and I am so grateful.Thank you to everyone at Optismile, everyone on reception who are friendly, the dentists who are clear professionals, the assistants who are kind and gentle and everyone who made this journey so easy for me.Best,Lyndon.
Seán H.
Seán H.
Excellent experience as usual! I had an overlay replaced, it was placed and fitted with machine-like precision. And the whole procedure was very comfortable. Thank you Clifford definitely the best dentist in Cape Town.
Peter M.
Peter M.
I had the pleasure of being treated by the world class dentists at Optismile, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Cara did a fantastic job adding bridges, and Dr. Steyn was amazing with the implants. Their expertise and professionalism truly stand out. The entire experience was seamless, and they made sure I was comfortable every step of the way. Thanks to their excellent work, I now have a smile I'm proud of. Highly recommend these talented dentists to anyone in need of dental care!
Kate L.
kate L.
Dr Cara is so professional, she took me through the process step-by-step. The end result is so rewarding.
Maxine B.
Maxine B.
Truly the best in the business. The Optismile team was always so professional and so kind. We felt welcome at every visit and their support on this journey has been incredible. Thank you SO much! 🙂
Victor C
Victor C
Had an incredible experience with this clinic, from start to finish I was taken care of extremely well. The dentists are very knowledgeable and will only recommend and give you what you need. If you’re looking for a top-tier clinic, I wouldn’t look any further!
Bella B.
Bella B.
Best dentistry place ever. Harris Smeyatsky is an amazing orthodontist and Cara Loubscher performed a piece of art on my front teeth using composite bonding. Looks completely natural!And on top of it the entire staff is always going the extra mile. I can highly recommend Optismile!
Nastassja M.
Nastassja M.
Went to Optismile a few months ago to have my tooth fixed by Dr Shaa (which I will highly recommend) not only did he just fix my tooth but he explained in depth what exactly it is that needs to be done, he also explained every step of the way which brought me alot of comfort as my last experience by a dentist was not so pleasant.Not only did he fix a tooth but he also gave back my confidence in my smile as I had a tiny chip on my front tooth that he al fixed (which looks super natural)I flet no pain or any difficulty after my appointment, I am definitely going back to optismile to Dr Shaa.
Christopher B.
Christopher B.
Very professional, warm and accommodating. I would recommend to anyone
Sharene Van V.
Sharene Van V.
This might be a longer read than the usual review but this is the one that should matter most. Where to start... years and years of hiding my smile behind my hands or my hair (23 years)...and then we got a job on a remote island in Fiji half way around the world. Being in the hospitality industry and engaging with so many guests just made that a bit more of an issue. So when we got the job i said i will only take it if after the first year I can fix my teeth. So i googled and thanks to my miss spelling Optismile popped up. Due to the time difference between SA and Fiji we struggled to find a time that would work...and this is where it started. Dr Clifford moved things and made a time to do a video call interview and from the moment speaking to him I knew this was where I wanted to have my teeth done...but then the time we had available in SA was extremely short for the preparation leading up to my new vaneers but even that would not stop Dr Clifford from giving me a new outlook and a new smile. We flew half way around the world...drove from Yzerfontein to Seapoint for each of my appointments and the day before returning to Fiji I had my beautiful new pearlies...and some extra goodies to ensure that I am able to keep them pearly till our next return. In the chair his assistant was amazing knowing with each movement of my tongue where I needed suction and Dr Clifford was just the most caring soft handed Dentist ever. I am truly grateful to him and his team and there is only 1 choice to make if you need dentistry and that is Optismile. Nothing was impossible for Dr Clifford. Thank you for giving me a new smile I am finally whole.
Brandon K.
Brandon K.
Fantastic rooms, amazing dentist and dental assitant, world class service. 11 out of 10 💫
Caroline G.
Caroline G.
I started treatment here with the best mouth survey I’ve ever had with Cara using the latest high tech equipment and was given a clear dental plan.I was personally very encouraged with the health summary for my gums and teeth as I’m 61 and as an adolescent in the 70’s had 4 double teeth pulled and the whole UK train tracks of amalgam in most double teeth by the end of my teens, several ‘on trend’ root canals in the 1980’s which wasn’t the best start for strong teeth in older age. I spent the 1990’s slowly having amalgam out and gold or porcelain or composite fillings put in.I’ve seen a lot of dentists over the years and am only writing all this to encourage you if you are nervous or know you need some work.At Optismile I had the most gentle drilling I have ever had on an old large filling that needed replacing.It was superb work. Even the anesthetic was just what was needed and wore off gently and quickly.Highly recommended. Great value.
Tom D.
Tom D.
Brought my three daughters here (8,6,4) and we had a great experience all around. Highly recommend!
Bram L.
Bram L.
My experience with OptiSmile was great. I managed to get an appointment very quickly for my tooth ache and the support over phone in preparation of the appointment was much welcome and appreciated. Dr Clifford is very friendly and helped me out efficiently without having to go through unnecessary screens and test.
Isla G.
Isla G.
Hands down, best dentist I’ve ever been to. Professional, incredibly experienced, very nice surroundings, and exceptionally good with my children. Highly recommend.
Ethan B.
Ethan B.
Recently had my teeth done by DR Keira and I’m very pleased with the results. I don’t feel insecure about my smile anymore and find myself smiling a lot more !
Aaron J.
Aaron J.
Absolutely top-class and excellent in all aspects. Wonderful and friendly people throughout and world-class expertise, equipment, and care that is unmatched from anywhere else that I have seen. Highly recommend!
Katherine B.
Katherine B.
What a pleasant and seamless experience at Optismile. Friendly service and excellent dental advice! Thank you taking care of my teeth!
Aubrey F.
Aubrey F.
Very professionalChanged circumstances caused cancellation of appointment on Thursday
Oliver F.
Oliver F.
The best experience. I was suffering from a cracked tooth whilst travelling and contacted OptiSmile on NYE. I received fast and friendly responses with an appointment on the 2nd. They quickly identified and resolved the issue for me. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The actual space is beautifully designed and belongs in Switzerland. If only all dentists and healthcare providers were so great. Thank you!
John O.
John O.
Dr Clifford was beyond amazing. Best experience I’ve ever had with a dentist. Facilities and technology they use are the best I’ve ever seen. I went in with an issue my dentist had recommended a root canal for and wanted a second opinion. Dr Clifford said it wasn’t necessary and fixed my issue in a much less invasive fashion. Thankyou so much!
Ronan I.
Ronan I.
Absolutely amazing experience. I had a year and a half of Invisalign and then had Injection Molding done to finish it off. I had a completely new smile and a comfortable bite. I felt looked after through the entire experience, Optismile always went the extra mile for me.
David G.
David G.
Unbelievable results - I could not be happier! OptiSmile and Dr Harris Smeyatsky are among the best professionals I've ever worked with. Everything from the service, to the patient care, to the expertise, and importantly the final result, all of it was a pleasure.Dr Harris Smeyatsky is an expert and perfectionist. I felt like I could completely trust his advice and everything he was doing during my Invisalign and final bonding treatment, and I'm very grateful that he was my orthodontist during this process.Would highly recommend them!
Marlon M.
Marlon M.
Dr Steyn is an excellent dentist and the facility is world class with knowledgeable and pleasant staff
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
Wilmé Verwoerd W.
Couldn't be happier! Incredible service from start to finish with the entire team and Dr Harris & Clifford. Communicating via whatsapp and having friendly reception staff made the overall journey so much easier and enjoyable. Harris is THE guy to do invisilign with in South Africa and I can see why. 10/10 for results! Really enjoyed his personal and friendly approach ...he may even have convinced me that I like going to the dentist now. To finish my dental journey, I had injection bonding with Dr Clifford who was just as amazing. Will definitely only be going to Optismile for all future dental procedures. Big thanks to everyone
Bridget S.
Bridget S.
This is the most wonderful practice. I needed a lot of work done to my teeth and although I have a fear of dentists, I felt very relaxed and comfortable. I never had to wait, and the service was extremely efficient. I am very happy with the results.
Cindy C.
Cindy C.
Great service! I was on a cruise and chipped a tooth while at sea. I wanted to find a dentist at our next port in South Africa. I searched online and found OptiSmile. I was able to book an appointment online. The office was professional and the dentist fixed my tooth so that I could enjoy the rest of my cruise without worry. I highly recommend this practice.
Nzobella M.
Nzobella M.
Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. I had been to many dentists all over the world to fix my teeth but all said it would take an average of two years. My entire treatment was complete within 4 months and I couldn’t be happier with the results. My teeth are perfect now and I cannot stop smiling. The staff and doctors were incredibly supportive and friendly and were always available to answer any questions. This is by far the best experience I’ve ever had at any dentist and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants the best!
Ingrid M.
Ingrid M.
Had the most relaxed, smooth and an amazing general experience at OptiSmile SeaPoint. Exceptional staff, super welcoming and friendly, great tech, the clinic is impeccably clean, and the attention to detail was not only impressive but very satisfying for the soul😊. I am in awe and absolutely delighted with Optismile. Dr. Cara and team, YOU ROCK💕
Ross B.
Ross B.
I couldn't recommend this practice more. I got injection molding, fillings and general teeth whitening done. They only use the best equipment, I felt super safe and comfortable every consultation/treatment. The offices/rooms are beautifully designed, far better than any other practice I've been to.Kinan (dentist), Olwethu (assistant) and all the other assistants involved in my treatment have been amazing. Super friendly, more than willing to explain their processes & help you pick the best treatment plan, and clearly care about their patients. Clear professionals, they're so good at what they do.I will say it's quite expensive but if you're able to pay for it, it is worth every cent!
Kowie L.
Kowie L.
Great equipment and staff to assisting in delivering an unforgettable experience.Took about a year to get the perfect smile!
Kim M
Kim M
I couldn’t have asked for more caring, kind and compassionate people to help me with my complicated case. I had a car accident many years ago and had prior work done by another practice which I started to experience severe problems with. I was so anxious to have them fixed but I’m so glad I came here and went ahead. They were incredible at taking care of my case and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. Dr Clifford & his wife even came in on the weekend to help me when I was experiencing pain as well as dropped off painkillers and a care package when I was too weak to leave my house. I had to come in for an appointment on my birthday and the whole practice sang happy birthday to me. Thank you Optismile. I am very grateful for your professionalism, your thoughtfulness and for giving me my smile back! I will recommend you to everyone I know.
Lindsey H.
Lindsey H.
Very professional & accommodating, special thanks to Zanele, Verona & Dr Louis.
Benedetta T.
Benedetta T.
I had a very good experience at Optismile. Great attention for the patient. I’m very grateful to Dr Harris and Dr. Cara for making my smile looking beautiful 😍 and to the rest of the staff to be so patient and caring.
Patrick S.
Patrick S.
Most professional dentist I know, having lived in Netherlands, Belgium, and been to Dentists in US and Spain as well
Stephani S.
Stephani S.
I expected professionalism at OptiSmile, of course. What really pleased me was the caring attitude and approach to patients. In addition, the office was gleaming, clean with all the latest technology to take the experience truly to the next level. Most of all, though, is my appreciation for Dr. Shaa. He was totally with me in guiding and helping me to understand the procedure and his technique. I would highly recommend Dr. Shaa and OptiSmile. 5 stars +++.
Tania B.
Tania B.
Easy booking system. Instead of sitting in the waiting room filing in forms, I could do it online and save time. Was greeted and welcomed with a great smile and service by Widaad & I walked away with a whiter brighter smile given to me by Dr. Kinan and Olwethu, explaining the procedure step by step.
Kathryn S.
Kathryn S.
After my initial appointment via Google Teems I am impressed friendly and kind, for clarity, I have not had any treatment or follow-ups yet.
Sharon M.
Sharon M.
Very professional and welcoming. I felt like I was in safe hands. My treatment options were explained fully and I feel confident that I will receive the best possible care. So pleased to have found OptiSmile.
Melissa K.
Melissa K.
Dr Yudelman goes over and beyond to make his patients feel at ease and comfortable. From the advanced technology at the practice to the beautiful atmosphere, this has to be the best dentist visit I’ve ever experienced.
Anette A.
anette A.
Extremely professional. I would recommend them to anyone
Michael M.
Michael M.
Without a doubt the best dentist I have ever been to.Super friendly and efficient service, and the quality of the dentistry and work carried out is of the highest standard.
Richard P.
Richard P.
I've been to see Dr Yudelman for 2 Cerec restorations. I couldn't recommend him more highly. The practice is really professionally run and organised. Both procedures were completely, and I mean completely, pain free. I'd go as far as to say I actually enjoyed the experience.I’ve since been back for a third cerec restoration: Dr Clifford again did a flawless job. And once more, completely painless.
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What Does The iTero® Scanner Do?

The iTero® scanner is leading-edge dental technology dentists and orthodontists use for digital impressions and treatment planning. It is a non-invasive, handheld intraoral scanner that captures highly accurate, 3D images of a patient’s teeth, gums, and bite in real-time. 

Conventional Vs Digital Impressions
Using The iTero® Scanner?

As a dental practice, let’s explore why the patient experience with the iTero® scanner is better. In the past, before the iTero® scanner, we used conventional impression methods. Here’s what the process looked like:

 

  1. Preparation: First, we would prepare the area to be impressed by cleaning it and isolating it from saliva.
  2. Material selection: We would then choose the appropriate impression material, usually a dental putty or alginate, which can have an unpleasant taste and texture.
  3. Tray selection: We would select the appropriate-sized tray for your mouth to hold the impression material.
  4. Material application: The impression material would be mixed and loaded into the tray, then placed in your mouth, covering the teeth and gum tissue.
  5. Setting time: You would have to wait for the material to set, which could take 2 to 5 minutes. This could be an uncomfortable experience, causing some patients to gag or feel claustrophobic.
  6. Tray removal: Once the material had been set, we would carefully remove the tray from your mouth, leaving us with a physical impression of your teeth and gums.
  7. Lab processing: The physical impression would then be sent to a dental lab, where technicians would create a model of your teeth and fabricate the necessary dental restoration or appliance. This process could take days or even weeks.

Now, let’s compare that experience to the digital impressions using the iTero® scanner at OptiSmile:

  1. Preparation: We still need to clean and isolate the area, but the preparation process is more comfortable and less time-consuming.
  2. Scanning: Instead of impression material, we use the handheld iTero® scanner to capture a 3D image of your teeth and gums. This process is non-invasive and eliminates the need for dental putty or trays.
  3. Real-time visualisation: As we scan, you can see the 3D images of your teeth and gums on a screen in real-time, providing a better understanding of your dental condition and treatment options.
  4. Quick processing: Once the scan is complete, we can send the digital impression directly to our dental lab and integrate it into treatment planning software. This significantly reduces the turnaround time for fabricating dental restorations or appliances, such as dental crowns or Invisalign® aligners.
  5. Enhanced accuracy: Digital impressions are more accurate and a better fit for dental restorations and orthodontic appliances, improving treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Why Do We Use The iTero® Scanner?

Improved accuracy

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Digital impressions captured by the iTero® scanner are more precise than traditional methods, such as using dental putty, leading to better-fitting dental restorations, orthodontic appliances, and treatment plans. 

Enhanced Patient Comfort

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The scanner is non-invasive and eliminates the need for uncomfortable dental putty impressions, which can cause gagging or discomfort for patients. 

Faster Turnaround Time

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Digital scans can be quickly sent to our dental lab and directly integrated into treatment planning software, resulting in quicker turnaround times for treatments like dental restorations, crowns, and Invisalign® aligners

Better Visualisation

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The 3D images provided by the iTero® scanner allow patients to better visualise their dental issues and treatment options, so you can see what we see, improving patient understanding and satisfaction. 

Why You Should Use OptiSmile?

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Advanced Dental Technology

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A Lifetime of Radiant Smiles

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Comfortable and Stress-Free Experience

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Proactive Prevention

Utilising a Leica Microscope, OptiSmile detects and addresses dental concerns before they escalate, ensuring optimal oral health.

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Customised and Gentle Care

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Flexible and Transparent Payment Options

iTero® FAQs

Take a look at our most common questions about the iTero® intraoral scanner. If you have further questions, please reach out to us for help. 

The iTero® scanner is a safe apparatus. Numerous patients presume the iTero® scanner utilises radiation. However, the technology employed by the iTero® scan does not involve any radiation, making it exceptionally low-risk compared to other dental scans. The iTero® device also poses minimal risk for allergies.

The iTero® scanner has been deemed safe by the FDA, which signifies that it has undergone and passed various stringent clinical trials. The iTero® device is so secure that even pregnant women can utilise it without any heightened risk of radiation exposure or other complications arising from the device. 

Regarding the accuracy of the iTero® scanner, research has shown promising results. In a study focused on detecting experimental tooth surface loss, the iTero® scanner displayed a specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and overall accuracy of 98%, 98%, and 97%, respectively.

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