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Patient comfort

Patient comfort

Reduce patient discomfort linked to imprint taking

An intraoral scanner takes up little space in your patient’s mouth, so it limits gag reflexes that sometimes make it difficult to take traditional imprints. With digital imprints, only 6% of the patients experienced a gag reflex.1 Overall, 76% of the patients who experienced intraoral scanning to get a Narval CC judged the process to be more comfortable, and 52% judged it faster than standard impressions.1 Overall, patients strongly prefer intraoral 3D scans to conventional dental impressions.2

Comfort is key

80% of the patients who tested the Narval CC device made with the intraoral scanning process found it more comfortable than their previous mandibular repositioning device (MRD).1 And 90% of the patients found the MRD comfortable or very comfortable.1

1  IOS European Controlled Product Launch (CPL) – ResMed internal report, data on file (confidential) – January 2017- Chapters 4.2 (Summary from 92 manufactured IOS MRD), 4.3 (Patients and practitioners feedback from 63 questionnaires). Extracts from this ResMed internal report:
• 95% of the MRDs were fitting well in the patient's mouth, before practitioners did any adjustments.  
• There were no complaints or returns regarding retention.  
• 15 patients could compare their IOS MRD with their previous one: 80% of them declared that their new IOS MRD was more comfortable. The “previous MRD” can be any MRD, not only a Narval. In addition, 76% of 46 patients who had a conventional imprint in the past considered the digital imprint to be more comfortable than a conventional one.  
• 90% of patients found the IOS MRD comfortable or very comfortable.

2  Chalmers et al. Intraoral 3D Scanning or Dental Impressions for the Assessment of Dental Arch Relationships in Cleft Care: Which is Superior? Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2016 Sep;53(5):568-77. doi: 10.1597/15-036. Epub 2015 Dec 1.

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Intra-oral scanning significantly limits the amount of adjustments that need to be done during fittings. 95% of appliances fit well from the outset – before practitioners made any adjustments whatsoever.

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