Traditionally, patients having orthodontic assessments needed to have impressions (moulds) taken of their teeth. These are unpopular, as they are messy and can cause gagging. We have therefore invested in Trios 3D scanner technology and are rolling this our across our practices.
We are now among the first orthodontists in the country to be working with an orthodontic laboratory which can use these digital impressions to create orthodontic retainers, eliminating postal delays and inaccuracies due to distortions of physical impressions. Also, if a patient needs a new retainer, no further impression need be taken, reducing time away from school or work.