Taking an impression
Creating a jaw impression to work in 3D
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.