Planmeca announces advanced Planmeca 4D™ Jaw Motion tracking system

Planmeca is expanding its extensive product range with an unmatched method for tracking jaw movement. The standard-setting Planmeca 4D™ Jaw Motion system offers incomparable visualisation and measurement data of mandibular 3D movements in real-time. It will be available as an option for the Planmeca ProMax® 3D Mid and Max X-ray units.

Planmeca 4D™ Jaw Motion tracking system

Planmeca 4D™ Jaw Motion is the only true CBCT integrated solution for tracking, recording, visualising and analysing jaw movement in 3D. The system tracks and visualises jaw movements with the Planmeca ProFace® camera feature of Planmeca ProMax® 3D Mid and Max X-ray units – showing the movements in real-time in a 3D CBCT image. No additional hardware is required in the process. Captured 3D visualisations are displayed in the Planmeca Romexis® imaging software without delay, allowing immediate diagnostics. All data can also be recorded for later use and analysis.

With Planmeca 4D Jaw Motion, it is possible to measure and record the movement path of one or more points of interest in a 3D image. For occlusion analysis, digital dental models can be aligned with a CBCT image. All movement and measurement information can be exported to 3rd party software in an XML or CSV format for analysis and treatment planning.

“Planmeca 4D Jaw Motion provides users with extremely valuable quantitative data regarding lower jaw movement, as well as other information unattainable with a static 3D image”, stated Ms. Helianna Puhlin-Nurminen, Vice President, Digital Imaging and Applications division at Planmeca.

Planmeca 4D Jaw Motion can be used for temporomandibular disorder (TMD) diagnostics, mandibular movement analysis, articulator programming, as well as preoperative planning and postoperative treatment verification.

Planmeca Oy and Planmeca Group
Planmeca Oy is one of the world's leading dental equipment manufacturers with a product range covering digital dental units, CAD/CAM solutions, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices and comprehensive software solutions. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca’s products are distributed in over 120 countries worldwide. With a strong commitment to pioneering innovations and design, it is the largest privately held company in its field.
Planmeca Oy is part of the Finnish Planmeca Group, which operates in the field of health care technology. The Group reached a turnover of approximately EUR 740 million in 2014 and employs nearly 2,700 people worldwide.