- Learn the benefits of using T-Scan in both fixed bracket and Clear Aligner cases
- See how clinicians can guide occlusal adjustments to the ideal orthodontic outcome using digital occlusal analysis
- Understand how using T-Scan can precisely target occlusal changes that occur both during active treatment, and during “Settling”
- Find out why T-Scan is important during case-finishing
- See Dr Kerstein’s real-life cases and more!
Ideal occlusal contacts do not result from tooth movement alone. Often, despite there being a visually ‘perfect’ Class I relationship post-orthodontic treatment (whether Clear Aligners or fixed bracket treatment was rendered) the patient commonly experiences problems soon after finishing their treatment course. Creating simultaneous and equal force on the occlusal contacts following tooth movement can readily be accomplished using the T-Scan 10 technology (Tekscan Inc., Norwood, MA, USA). Using T-Scan can precisely target changes in the occlusion that occur during active treatment and during “Settling” (when teeth move freely within the periodontium trying to find equilibrium). The T-Scan clearly isolates the degree of right to left side occlusal force imbalance. It can also detect teeth that are under excessive occlusal contact force which cannot be detected visually, nor with articulating paper markings. The clinician can then use the digital occlusal data to guide the necessary occlusal adjustments that can optimize the orthodontic outcome.
This lecture reviews T-Scan use in Clear Aligner and Orthodontic cases, with clinical examples that highlight the system’s implementation.