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3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent tools used to create the perfect smile image. (Image: 3Shape)

3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent join forces with augmented reality technology for orthodontics

By 3Shape
May 03, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: 3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent have announced a new collaboration that enables orthodontists, dentists, and laboratory professionals to take advantage of Ivoclar Vivadent’s IvoSmile when using 3Shape TRIOS Treatment Simulator for orthodontics and 3Shape restorative design software.

IvoSmile, powered by Kapanu, the augmented reality (AR) technology company within the Ivoclar Vivadent group, uses AR for real-time visualization during consultation for esthetic dental makeovers of the patient in 3-D. IvoSmile uses live patient images taken on an iPad or iPhone.

Coupled with 3Shape orthodontic and restorative applications, the integration now creates a very powerful and even emotional consultation tool for patient engagement and promotion of treatment acceptance. Orthodontists can first simulate an orthodontic treatment using the TRIOS Treatment Simulator software application included with the TRIOS 3 and TRIOS 4 intraoral scanners. They then use IvoSmile as a virtual mirror to visualize the orthodontic treatment proposal created by the TRIOS Treatment Simulator app directly in the patient’s face. The patient can move his or her head freely with IvoSmile to view the treatment proposal from all angles. IvoSmile augments images of the patient’s teeth to show the proposed orthodontic treatments and restorative esthetic options, while the 3Shape TRIOS Treatment Simulator app proposes orthodontic treatments using tooth animations based on an intraoral scan.

“We are very excited about the collaboration with Ivoclar Vivadent. The integration gives dental professionals using 3Shape’s open solutions another fantastic tool to engage their patients with. For patients, it will make the treatment decision process so much simpler, more visual and exciting,” said Rune Fisker, Vice President for Product Strategy at 3Shape.

Attendees of the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists conference in Los Angeles can see demonstrations of the integrated solution at the 3Shape booth (#1436).

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