MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Providing a better patient experience and better oral care through
digital technology, 3M Unitek today announced the availability of the 3M™
True Definition Scanner for use in orthodontic practice—a complete
digital impression system that uses 3D-in-motion video technology to
deliver a true replica of the oral anatomy with precision and accuracy.
The digital process brings improved productivity, better oral care and
ultimately a better patient experience. The new technology will be on
display May 4 through May 7 during the AAO 113th Annual
Session in the 3M Unitek booth #625.
More accurate—and more consistently accurate—than leading systems on the
market 1, the powerful 3D-in-motion video technology delivers
full arch scanning in phenomenal detail. Orthodontists can display
digital impressions immediately for analysis and treatment planning,
with secure cloud-based storage of unlimited patient scans and access to
open STL (three-dimensional) files that can be readily imported into a
variety of digital workflows for increased office productivity and
Open architecture gives orthodontists the flexibility to work with any
lab and their choice of appliances. When used to create customized
Incognito™ System Appliances, the system provides seamless
transfer of information to the Unitek™ Treatment Management
Portal (TMP), enabling full case management and direct interaction with
“The 3M True Definition Scanner delivers all the benefits of a digital
process without forcing orthodontists to sacrifice freedom and
flexibility,” said Brian Anderson, digital orthodontics global brand
manager, 3M Unitek. “We’re very excited to make this available to our
The 3M True Definition Scanner platform features:
Lightweight, ergonomic, intraoral scanning wand that is ideally
balanced to feel comfortable in the hand
HP® Workstation with a high-performance central processing
Streamlined rolling cart for easy transport
3M™ Connection Center – secure, cloud-based, digital hub
that accommodates storage of impression files and connection to
Unitek Treatment Management Portal (TMP) connection for Incognito
“These are exciting times in our field and it’s easy to get swept up in
the promises of many new technologies out there. First and foremost a
digital scanner needs to be accurate. Without that, all the bells and
whistles are just smoke and mirrors. The accuracy of the 3M True
Definition Scanner is outstanding,” said Dr. Adam Schulhof, who runs a
private practice in Oradell, N.J. and recently established the Center
for Cosmetic Orthodontics in New York City. “The most amazing part has
been the patient feedback. It’s led to a ‘wow’ response from our
patients greater than anything else we’ve had in our office.”
Commitment to Innovation
The 3M True Definition Scanner
reinforces a longstanding commitment to innovation in orthodontics from
3M Unitek, particularly with regard to improved control over treatment
outcomes and increased patient comfort and satisfaction.
In conjunction with availability of the 3M True Definition Scanner, 3M
Unitek has also added new features to its Unitek™ TMP to enhance ease of
use and functionality. Updates include improved tools for evaluating
digital setup models and digital model file export capabilities. Unitek
TMP was launched last year to provide a suite of treatment management
resources for orthodontists managing Incognito braces and utilizing
digital study models.
To date, the Incognito Appliance System has been adopted by thousands of
certified doctors across 75 countries, due to its ability to deliver
fully customized treatment and a more precise finish than is delivered
by aligners and other lingual systems. At the same time, patients
typically cite improved self-confidence relatively early in treatment.
More than 100,000 patients have benefited from Incognito system
The new 3M True Definition Scanner together with Unitek TMP, allows for
a full digital workflow for the Incognito Appliance System that offers
precise, 3D setup review and model overlay capabilities, easy customized
ordering and advanced communications and messaging.
For more information about the 3M True Definition Scanner, contact your
sales representative or visit www.3MUnitek.com/TrueDefinition.
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1Study methodology described in: van der Meer WJ, et. al.
(2012). Application of Intra-Oral Dental Scanners in the Digital
Workflow of Implantology. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43312. doi:
10.1371/journal.pone.0043312. Additional measurements conducted by ACTA
(Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam); Wicher J. van der Meer, et.
al. (2012). Publication pending.