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Enhanced Accuracy Through Digital Technology

Enhanced Accuracy Through Digital Technology

Incognito™ Appliance System in 3D

The Digital Setup with 3D PDF Documentation for Incognito™ Appliance System is the latest milestone to a digital future. By choosing the digital path you can receive high quality precise 3D images of the Setup and Malocclusion for the Incognito™ Appliance System by e-mail. Options with the 3D PDF include rotation screen, separate display of the Malocclusion, Setup and upper or lower arch. It can also superimpose the Malocclusion onto the Setup.

Setup is technically very challenging:

  • Every case and tooth is unique
  • "Standard case" contains 28 objects with 6 axes of freedom each
  • Result has to be aesthetic and functional

Teeth Management

The aim: To enable the technician to create the same high quality set up, as with the "manual" option, but with the added precision and accuracy that the digital tool provides them.

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Using Digital Software developed and created by 3M, the teeth in the digital malocclusion are marked and segmented individually to allow DSL to distinguish between tooth and gingiva. Different colors help the technician to see overlaps and to adjust manually.

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Landmarking of teeth – assigning three-dimensional coordinates.

Teeth Management

Manual fine adjustment of three dimensional axes and clinical tooth axis.

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Technicians have complete control of tooth position and can visually adjust angulation, rotation, torque extrusion and intrusion until the best possible setup has been achieved for that patient.

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Before the technicians can start to manage the occlusion it is necessary to adjust the interproximal and antagonist occlusal contacts.

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Occlusion Management

The Occlusion Management starts by setting the occlusal Plane.

Occlusion Management

The technicians are provided a visual reference to ensure that the curve of Spee is correct.

Occlusion Management

Using the visual reference of the occlusal plane, the technician has the ability to fine-tune the vertical height of each tooth.

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In order to create, funtional and stable occlusions, using DSL technicians can make very fine adjustments of arch form and fine tune the relationship between upper and lower arches.

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The final occlusion check is done by the technician using a virtual articulator.

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Validate digital Setups with physical control models

Final digital setup

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prototyping device


"Feel" the Occlusion

Validation Validation


3D PDF has multiple functionalities:

  • Zoom
  • 3D rotation
  • Overlay of setup and malocclusion
  • Hide and show
  • Standard occlusal, buccal, lingual views

Ideal tool for communication of treatment plan.

Independent of platform (Mac, PC).

Three dimensional visualization for setup review instead of photography.


Zoom function


2D Screenshot

Incognito™ Lite Appliance System is available with Digital Setup only

  • Mild to moderate anterior crowding
  • Treatment of 3 – 3 or 4 - 4 only
  • Standardized sequence of 3 wires
  • 2D screenshot documentation

Setup Facial

2D Screenshot

Malocclusion Left

Setup Left

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Malocclusion Right

Setup Right

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Malocclusion Lingual

Setup Lingual

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Malocclusion Lower Oblique

Setup Lower Oblique

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Malocclusion Lower Occlusal

Setup Lower Occlusal

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Malocclusion Upper Occlusal

Setup Upper Occlusal

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