3M uses cookies on this site Detailed information on cookies and their use can be found in our Privacy Policy. You can customize the cookie-related settings at any time by clicking on Cookie Preferences in the footer of this page.

By clicking "Accept and Proceed" you acknowledge that you agree to the use of cookies on your computer

Accept and Proceed

Skip to Primary Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to Main Content All 3M.com Site Map

3M Unitek Patients

You + 3M Unitek
Customer Care
3M Unitek Patients EU Parents TreatmentConcept

Step by step toward successful treatments

Through orthodontic treatment, your children can have the misalignment of their teeth and jaws corrected. Here we clarify what steps lead to a perfect smile.

Treatment concept

Taking an impression

Creating a jaw impression to work in 3D

3D-image 3D-image


In order to exactly determine the extent of your child's tooth misalignment, the orthodontist creates an impression of the upper and lower jaw. Plaster models and highly precise 3D images are made from the impression in a dental laboratory.

Other possible examinations

Along with taking impressions, it is likely that the orthodontist take additional X-rays or photographs of your child's teeth. Together with the impression this will help the orthodontist decide which is the best treatment plan for your child.

The perfect fit: The Making of Incognito™ Braces

In order to make Incognito™ Braces, a 3D scanner is used to create little gold plates which fit your child's teeth exactly. The designs are realized on a 3D printer in wax and embedded in plaster before being cast in gold. The finished gold braces now only have to be embedded into a transfer splint made of silicon so that the orthodontist can cement them onto the correct tooth location.

Find an orthodontist


Success story with braces