Digital Imaging


Thinking about straightening your teeth? With our new 3M™ True Definition Scanner, we can capture a digital 3D image of your teeth to create custom clear aligners.

Digital impressions taken with our 3M™ True Definition Scanner can mean shorter appointments, fewer visits and faster turnaround, so you can begin treatment sooner.

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The 3M™ True Definition Scanner is:

  • Accurate: Resulting in better fitting appliances
  • Fast: Small, lightweight wand for fast and easy scanning
  • Comfortable: Especially for anyone with a low tolerance for traditional impressions

How does it work?

We simply move the scanner around your mouth, capturing video of all sides of the teeth and gums.

You can watch the 3D model of your teeth appear on the monitor in real time. When the scan is complete, we can review, zoom in or out, and rotate the image to get a true picture of your oral anatomy, so you can ask questions and better understand what’s being done.

The impression is often sent to a laboratory to produce the appliance or aligner.

Once it is complete, the doctor will insert the appliance or first set of aligners and review your custom treatment plan with you.

Digital impressions can mean shorter appointments, fewer visits and faster turnaround, so you can begin treatment sooner.

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