Planmeca is expanding its product range with a method for tracking jaw movement with its 4D Jaw Motion system. The system is designed to provide visualization and measurement data of mandibular 3D movements in real time, and it will now be an option for the Planmeca ProMax® 3D Mid and Max X-ray units.

The system tracks and visualizes jaw movements (with the Planmeca ProFace® camera feature on 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 visualizations are displayed in the Planmeca Romexis® imaging software without delay, allowing immediate diagnostics. All data can also be recorded for later use and analysis.

According to a release, the system makes it 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 third-party software in an XML or CSV format for analysis and treatment planning.

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