The Trios 3D Colour Optical Scanner from 3SHAPE
Dr Simon Manara, Specialist in Orthodontics, recognised the importance of digital technology and invested in the best type of Intra Oral Scanning technology by purchasing the Trios 3Shape full colour scanner and has been using this since Autumn 2016.
This state of the art technology has transformed the experience of all his patients. Earlier this year he upgraded the scanner to the very latest WiFi version from 3Shape which no longer requires a cable to connect it allowing easier use.
What it means to you?
1. No more messy impressions
Accurate impressions of the teeth and jaws form an essential part of the orthodontic treatment planning processes. Previously the only way to obtain a model of your teeth was by taking a dental impressions using a putty type material – an uncomfortable and messy experience in which a tray of gooey stuff is placed in the patient’s mouth for 1-2 minutes to set around the teeth.
With Intra Oral 3D optical Scanning, a small wand-shaped device is passed over the teeth to take 3D scans of the teeth. The process is a completely mess free, comfortable and highly accurate method of taking impressions.
The 3D optical scans can then be emailed to the different laboratories to produce your appliances as required.
2. Great to see your own teeth on the screen in 3D
The 3D representation on the touch screen monitor allows you to see your teeth from all directions and gain a better appreciation of where the problems are.
We can use the 3D image file to plan how your smile will improve over the course of the treatment by using virtual treatment simulation software. These simulations can be used to illustrate differences possible with various treatment options, giving you the opportunity to help design your treatment outcome.