For information on how to Submit cases with a 3Sharpe TRIOS scanner, refer to the following:
Scanning for clear aligner with TRIOS
NOTE: In order to ensure that your scans will be optimal for designing Clear Aligners, you need to follow some specific rules during the scanning.
To learn what those rules are, refer to the following steps:
1. When scanning for Clear Aligners, always scan both jaws, even if the treatment is planned for one jaw only. Always follow the official 3Shape Scanning Strategy.
For lower jaw the recommended scanning path consists of three swipes:
Make sure to collect all the teeth and the spaces between the teeth and at least 2-4 millimeters of gingiva. When finished, click Next to move on to the upper jaw.
2. For the upper jaw the recommended path is as follows:
When scanning the upper jaw make sure to include the palatal surface in the scan. Click Next to move on to scanning the occlusion.
3. While scanning the occlusion always start at the buccal surface of the molars and make sure to capture both upper and lower teeth. Keep scanning until the scans snap into position, however, scan no less than 4 teeth for perfect alignment.
4 While scanning pay special attention to:
- Interproximal areas – make sure not to leave them open. If, after inspecting the scans you notice any holes, re-scan those areas.
- Incisal edges – make sure to capture all of them, while avoiding stitching issues. To ensure a good data coverage, wiggle the scanner while scanning the anterior teeth.
- Gingiva – capture a minimum of 2-4 millimeters of gingiva from the margin to ensure a better fit of the aligner.
- Molars – always capture all the back teeth even if the treatment does not involve them as the aligner will cover parts of the back molars.