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3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner

Introducing the 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner and digital technology in our practice.


We are thrilled to announce some exciting news: we are using the TRIOS Intraoral Scanner into our office.

3Shape TRIOS is a very cool resource that allows us to take digital impressions in true color!
Say goodbye to Gagging Impressions! Check out the short video of a live scan.


Modern technology is continually shaping the way that we approach and provide treatment in the health industry; this statement has proven very true in the dental field. Family Dental is proud to incorporate the latest technology into our practices to ensure that you receive the highest quality dental experience.

Traditionally, dental impressions have required that we take a physical impression of your mouth that is then sent to a lab to create your appliances and retainers. This process can be uncomfortable to some and just plain messy! With the TRIOS scanner, we are able to scan the teeth and email the “impression” to our lab or any lab, where we will have the ability to build retainers and other appliances, using our 3D printer! We are currently in the process of transitioning away from impressions for all retainers. It’s an amazing process that produces many benefits.

  • Scans are immediately sent to labs (even Invisalign) to begin the fabrication process.
  • Fewer appointments needed;
  • Fewer “remakes” due to the incredible accuracy of the scans;
  • More comfortable than traditional impressions;
  • Less intimidating for small children who may be scared.

In addition to the benefits listed above, the scanner also uses a RealColor feature that showcases your mouth in natural colors thus making it easier to evaluate for proper treatment. University studies have shown that TRIOS scanner operates with high accuracy. For your convenience, we will be using the TRIOS Cart on wheels, which allows us to move from chair to chair and reduce your wait time!

We look forward to seeing you in our office and creating an exceptional dental experience for you. If you have any questions about the TRIOS scanner or would like to schedule a consultation, please call us at (780) 458-1991.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Dentist St Albert