ATLANTA–The high degree of precision of the CS 3500 intraoral scanner has earned it the coveted distinction of an OraMetrix Inc. certification for use with its suresmile® technology.
suresmile is an innovative system for orthodontists that combines 3D diagnostic imaging with computerized treatment planning and robotic archwire customization. The suresmile system enables doctors to pro-actively plan tooth movement on digital models and customize prescriptive archwires for precise and efficient treatment. The integration of CS 3500 scans with the suresmile software means orthodontists will have improved treatment planning as well as unprecedented control over treatment.
“The CS 3500 delivers the high resolution images that suresmile needs to design 3D models and produce precise orthodontic appliances,” Phil Getto, chief technology officer for OraMetrix, said. “It’s crucial that models are accurate so that we can measure bracket positions on the teeth, and, most important, so practitioners can see how the teeth fit together from every angle and determine the most efficient treatment plan.”
“The suresmile certification enhances the CS 3500’s versatility,” Matt Hendrickson, U.S. orthodontic director at Carestream Dental, said. “The integration with suresmile enables practitioners to capture high-resolution images digitally rather than using traditional impressions, eliminating the need for using impression material, pouring molds or waiting for stone models to set.”
The CS 3500 acquires true color, 2D and 3D images that can be used with CS Model software to create digital models. Requiring no external heater, powder or trolley system, the CS 3500 features high-angulation scanning of up to 45 degrees and to a depth from -2 to +13mm. It also features autoclavable tips available in two sizes—a smaller tip for children or adults with small mouths and a larger tip for adults.
Carestream Dental's CS 9300C Select and CS 9300C systems previously received certification for Orametrix’s suresmile technology in April 2013 and October 2011, respectively. Carestream Dental is now the only company to have both a CBCT unit and intraoral scanner certified by suresmile.