Planmeca is pleased to announce that the Planmeca Emerald™ intraoral scanner can now be used to produce OrthoApnea mandibular advancement devices and Alineadent clear aligners.
Press release Apr 17, 2018
Planmeca is pleased to announce that the Planmeca Emerald™ intraoral scanner can now be used to produce OrthoApnea mandibular advancement devices and Alineadent clear aligners, both designed and manufactured by Ortoplus Group.
Ortoplus is one of the largest orthodontic and digital laboratories in Europe. The company has manufactured more than 350 000 orthodontic appliances in its 25 years of existence and is present in over 45 countries.
The Planmeca Emerald™ intraoral scanner has now been accepted by Ortoplus, which means that after scanning the upper and lower arches as well as the bite of the patient, Planmeca Emerald users can instantly export the scans to Ortoplus for the designing and manufacturing of the desired orthodontic appliances.
“We are very happy about this new partnership that will bring Ortoplus’s wide range of orthodontic solutions within the reach of Planmeca Emerald users. It’s all about making the orthodontic workflow as smooth as possible. By using our digital intraoral scanner and simply sending the open STL files to the Ortoplus headquarters, a lot of valuable time can be saved, not to mention that patients will enjoy the speed and comfort of digital scanning”, says Ville Salonen, Manager for Planmeca’s Orthodontic Product Line and Business Development.
“We tested and evaluated the Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner by taking impressions. I have to say that we were impressed by the ease of use, high resolution and quick results, and especially by its precision. This solution allows for a 100% digital manufacturing process. This in turn means more efficient and more accurate treatments, as well as shorter delivery times. It is for sure one of the best intraoral scanners on the market!” says Ana Fernández, R&D Director of Ortoplus Group.