No! 3Shape Trios Scanner is arguably the best scanner on the market today.

If you’ve been too busy with your shopping to keep up on current events in the dental industry, 3Shape® integration was abruptly “terminated” by Align Technology® this week, leaving thousands of dentists in a significant pickle. Without the ability to scan their new and existing patients for additional aligners or retention, dentists are forced to revert back to archaic technology and take PVS impressions to capture this data. As a result, my inbox has been flooded this today by dentists wondering if they should accept the Align Technology® offer of an iTero Element to replace their Trios Scanner for 15K.

I would like to encourage all the involved dentists to take a step back an explore your options first. StraightSmile Solutions® is offering every dentist a complimentary 1:1 consultation to discuss your alternatives. Visit our website at to schedule. Because of the time-sensitive urgency of this matter, we have extended our hours over this holiday season and are available every day for complimentary consultations. Please also feel free to visit our blog page to learn more about alternative aligner options in the US and abroad, as well as 3D printing and treatment-planning support.

The StraightSmile Solutions® Team wishes ever dentist and team a happy holiday and a fantastic new year.