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Introducing the Trios 3Shape Scanner

3Shape Scanner

We are always looking to bring the latest advances in technology to our practice and believe that all patients deserve the newest techniques and the highest quality of care. The York Orthodontics team fell in love with the 3Shape Scanner intraoral scanner the first time we tried it, and we are so excited to share it with our patients.

What is the 3Shape TRIOS Dental Intraoral Scanner?

The 3Shape TRIOS technology is the first technology in the world that provides a wireless option and redefines the fundamentals of digital impression methods in the orthodontics sector. TRIOS makes the scanning of teeth fast and easy, offers most patient comfort, and reduces chair time. Many honored industry awards, such as the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards, appreciated the quality of the 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner.

Why the 3Shape TRIOS dental intraoral scanner?

A Doctor’s Opinion

The statements like “digital” is not good or “quality is not acceptable” no longer exist. Research, medical and laboratory evidence all confirm the digital quality of the TRIOS Scanner.

Besides the inherent patient discomfort, analog impressions run the danger of deforming. The TRIOS intraoral scanner scans all teeth with high accuracy, enabling us to provide high-quality and functional restorations for our patients.

Taking Away the Chance of Error

When using digital impressions, we immediately evaluate the scan while the patient is still seated. It means any mistakes can be fixed right away.

According to LMT magazine, 47% of labs say their biggest challenge is the poor quality of analog impressions they receive from dentists. They also said that working with digital impressions is simpler and more precise.

How It Works:

There are three components to the TRIOS Scanner and other iOS devices:

  1. Computer
  1. Software
  1. Hardware in the form of a handheld camera

These tools are designed to produce an accurate three-dimensional geometry recording of an item.

TRIOS scanners are intraoral scanners that resemble three-dimensional scanners. The dental arches, which contain the prepared teeth, are an item that needs scanning. It often also comprises the cylinder-shaped implant scan bodies, which are normally fastened onto the implants. These scanned bodies are used to transmit the 3D implant’s location.

Some of the primary benefits of this scanner

More convenient

The 3Shape TRIOS dental intraoral scanner offers a far faster and more convenient way of obtaining an accurate image of a patient’s teeth compared to traditional molding techniques.

The 3Shape TRIOS dental intraoral technology can scan your teeth in a very few moments without using a powder that causes discomfort in patients. While in the traditional method, a patient has to be seated for at least 15 minutes.


3shape trios


Enhanced Patient-Dentist Communication

By using this scanner, orthodontists can see the patient’s 3D impression of their teeth on a screen as soon as the scan is complete.

After seeing a close-up view of the digital impression, patients can better assess the condition of their teeth. Full-color imprints created by the scanner can improve the patient-orthodontist relationship. So, provide an effective service to patients.


The TRIOS scanner is a versatile tool that provides a variety of treatments for various dental procedures, including:

  • Short-term crowns
  • Abutments
  • Removable partial dentures

Improved impression and restoration quality

The technology provides a faster-completed restoration with high accuracy and fewer adjustments. Because of the high resolution of HD photos in the scanner’s 3D model, measuring the formation of teeth is so simple. Moreover, it can easily detect any defects in each tooth.

Due to the high accuracy of the TRIOS scanner, patients don’t need to worry about returning to the dentist a second time.

Other benefits of the TRIOS Dental Intraoral Scanner

  • Maximize digital precision and reduce human mistakes.
  • Decrease the number of impression retakes and save more time. Thus, you can treat patients more efficiently.
  • Spend less on impression supplies and shipping fees.
  • Save space and protect the environment by using digital scanners.

Using TRIOS scanner in York Orthodontics

The TRIOS 3Shape scanner works by scanning each of your teeth, the layout of your gums, and your mouth. The whole process only takes a couple of minutes and provides an extremely accurate 3D view of your mouth. Once the scan is complete, Dr. Mir will view the images with you and outline any concerns. The data can then be sent wirelessly to orthodontic labs with the click of a button.

Saving significant patient time with TRIOS Scanner

Many of our new patients are eager to get their braces on. Typically, the whole process takes about 2-3 appointments before the actual bonding appointment. This diagnostic process includes a consultation, a series of x-rays, photos, and those yucky impressions! After all of that is done, preparation for indirect bonding can take upwards of 3 weeks! Although these steps are very important for Dr. Mir to get a good look at your case and compose a custom treatment plan, this can be an inconvenience to patients who want their braces ASAP. With the Trios 3Shape scanner, those appointments and lab time can be reduced significantly. This means you are on the fast track to the smile you deserve!

Before the scanner, we would send stone models out to the lab for appliances like expanders and retainers to be made. This added much more time between patients’ appointments due to delivery and travel time. Now, data is sent to the lab almost instantly, and the method of making the appliances is much more efficient. In addition, these scans are much more accurate than the stone models, meaning the appliances now fit better than ever.

Trios 3Shape Scanner


 Affordable braces with York Orthodontics

Have you been contemplating brace treatment? York Orthodontics is committed to embracing the newest techniques and technologies that make it easier than ever to get the smile you deserve.

To learn more about York Orthodontics or if braces are right for you, schedule a complimentary exam with x-rays here. We’ll take the time to answer any questions you may have and outline a treatment and payment plan customized just for you.

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