This user-friendly, cutting-edge, do-everything scanner brand is bringing the future of dentistry into the palm of your hand. The 3Shape TRIOS scanners are small, lightweight, and impressively fast, while extremely accurate–with very little training required.
In recent years, advancements in the world of tech have brought forth a revolution in imaging. Some dentists may remember a world before 3D imaging of any kind was made possible. Or when full arch scans were first introduced in 2006. We’ve come a long way.
Info in short: 3Shape TRIOS 3 scanner
Dandy recommends the 3Shape TRIOS 3 scanner for most all practices due to its speed, accuracy, and versatility. The scanner deftly handles both restorative and elective work making it the right scanner for general dental practices harnessing modern digital dentistry. Dandy backs the TRIOS 3 Scanner so much so that we provide one to all of our dental practice partners for free. We have put our money where your patient’s mouth is.
Dandy offers dental practices a free intraoral scanner.
Intraoral digital scanners
Intraoral scanners are the future: bringing about streamlined processes with shorter wait times, fewer revisions, and better care, allowing dentists the opportunity to leverage the time they save to invigorate, expand, and optimize their practices. For those on the cutting-edge, the question is not if, but which one?
There are many intraoral scanners currently available on the market. At Dandy, we did the research looking into reliability, usability, accuracy, speed efficiency, and versatility. The iTero Element 5D boasts good software, but a bit of video lag and soft-tissue interference, making it less effective for crowns and bridges. The Medit is small, fast, and lightweight, but not the easiest to use, creating more quality inconsistency and requiring more training. The Primescan is clear and fast, but large and in need of an additional full unit of sizable and expensive equipment, making it far more cost-inefficient and complex to operate. The 3Shape TRIOS 3 scanner? Well, read on to learn why we love it.
About 3Shape TRIOS scanners
3Shape, founded in 2000, has been a major player in helping the dental industry go digital. They have managed to produce high-end scanners (with a line called TRIOS) and sell them for mid-to-low tier pricing. Overall, 3Shape TRIOS scanners are extremely powerful machines excelling at restorative scanning and image capture—especially when compared to other scanners in the soft tissue area, an issue dentists often don’t realize is affecting the quality of their scans. They have packed that into a lightweight, ergonomic wand with a small camera head which is easy to maneuver around patients, even those with small mouths or issues opening wide. In fact, the 3Shape TRIOS scanners are best-in-class at edentulous scanning.
3Shape TRIOS scanners are truly versatile, aiding in both restorative and elective treatments. If there is a drawback to these scanners it’s that the newer models aren’t on the brand-name Invisalign system, but you can certainly scan for Clear Aligners with compatible partners like Dandy.
On the whole, 3Shape TRIOS scanners rank “very good” in accuracy, speed, size, and ease of use. For those dental professionals interested in intricate specs and details on 3Shape’s TRIOS 3 we have provided available information below.
3Shape TRIOS 3 digital scanner
Overview of functionality
The most popular model of the TRIOS scanners, the TRIOS 3, remains an ideal option for most dental practices with its rightfully boastful tagline “Proven. Always a winner”
Quick, accurate scans in realistic colors and easily show patients what their smile will look like post-treatment with exemplary soft tissue scanning and clear imaging.
The 3Shape TRIOS 3 is one of the most common devices used in clinical research with impressive results that’s able to 1875 images captured per second, has it’s own LED light source, AI scanning capabilities, is Invisalign connected, and has 150 times autoclavable tips.
Overall 3Shape TRIOS 3 ease of use
The size, shape, and intuitiveness are very good. The 3Shape TRIOS 3 offers consistent, high-quality scans with less training than other scanners, leaving less room for human error. This ease of use allows for smooth integration into any practice with very little onboarding required, and immediate improvements in efficiency.
45-second full arch scan, very good
Dandy (free) and TRIOS’ Unite (subscription)
Price of 3Shape TRIOS 3 scanner
Dandy (free + free laptop) from TRIOS (starting at ~$19,000 + cost of high CPU laptop)
3Shape TRIOS 3 conclusion
The 3Shape TRIOS 3 is a standout. It is a wholly versatile, accurate, reliable scanner that works for almost all dental offices. We have tested 45 scanners and believe the 3Shape TRIOS 3 is the right scanner for our dentist partners, which is why we provide them for free when you work with Dandy. Talk about putting our money where our mouths are, we believe in the power of the 3Shape TRIOS 3 so much that we have set ourselves up to have our lab orders coming from its digital scans.
Why does Dandy give away free scanners?
Intraoral scanners are a significant initial investment. In giving the 3Shape TRIOS 3 to every team we serve, we hope to empower practices of all sizes with the opportunity to go digital. There should be no barrier to entry for game-changing innovation. We see this technology transforming dentistry and we want to be a partner in that evolution.
When the 3Shape TRIOS 3 is paired with a digital lab like Dandy, the experience is effortless. Complete digital integration from scanner to lab means fewer revisions, fewer delays, and less time adjusting in the chair. The result? A more efficient practice with happier patients and room to grow.
Contact Dandy today to see how you can work with a top-of-the-line digital intraoral scanner for free.