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Bad Essen is home to one of the internationally leading manufacturers in the field of orthodontics. TOP-Service für Lingualtechnik GmbH (TOP-Service) produces the Incognito™ Appliance System for children, teens and adults worldwide. Due to the lingual (i.e. tongue side) application of these braces, the treatment progress is soon visible while the braces remain invisible.
“We are the ones who achieve visible success with invisible braces.”
The abbreviation “TOP” derives from Transfer Optimized Positioning, an alignment process that has been used in the beginning of the company’s history. What was implemented manually back then has been developed much further and is now conducted with CAD-/CAM-software at the computer.
The Incognito™ Appliance System was launched in 2004 as the first completely customized lingual appliance on the market. In August 2008, 3M acquired TOP-Service as a subsidiary from its founder. Since then the Incognito™ Appliance System has enhanced the Health Care division of multi-technological group 3M based in Minnesota, USA.
With the support of computer-aided technologies, the experienced TOP-Service employees manufacture each component of the Incognito™ Appliance System in high precision individually for each patient. The so-called brackets and wires are matching components and perfectly realize the individual treatment plan of the orthodontist.
The portfolio of TOP-Service also comprises an extensive training program for orthodontists in order to educate about the treatment possibilities of different tooth displacements with the Incognito™ Appliance System and to ensure treatment success.
Moreover, TOP-Service offers apprenticeships for industrial clerks and IT specialists for systems integration.