Taking an impression
Creating a jaw impression as a 3D working basis
In order to exactly determine the extent of your tooth misalignment, the orthodontist creates an impression of your upper and lower jaw. Plaster models and highly precise 3D images are made from the impressiont in a dental laboratory.
Other possible examinations
Besides taking impressions, it is likely that the orthodontist will take additional X-rays or photographs. Together with the impression, these will help the orthodontist decide the best treatment for you.
It fits like it was cast: Production of Incognito™ Braces
In order to make Incognito™ Braces, the 3D scan is used to create little gold plates which fit your teeth exactly. The designs are realized on a 3D printer in wax and embedded in plaster before being cast in gold. The finished gold brackets now only have to be embedded into a transfer splint made of silicon so that the orthodontist can cement them into the correct tooth location.