3D Colour Optical Scanner from TRIOS 3SHAPE
Accurate impressions of the teeth and jaws form an essential part of the orthodontic treatment planning processes. Simon Manara Specialist Orthodontist is proud to utilise the latest in Intra Oral Scanning technology by utilising the state of the art – Trios 3Shape full colour scanner.
What it means to you?
– No more messy impressions
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 waved around the mouth to take 3D scans of the teeth. The process is a completely mess free, comfortable and highly accurate method of taking impressions (see a video).
These 3D scans can then be emailed to the different laboratories to produce your appliances as required. custom fitted braces (using indirect bonding technique) giving a more accurate start to your treatment.
– Easy to see where the problems are from the start
The 3D representation on the touch screen monitor allows you to see your teeth in all directions.
In some cases 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.