3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent take orthodontic treatment simulation and smile design to the next level with AR technology

New collaboration integrates Ivoclar Vivadent’s IvoSmile with 3Shape orthodontic and restorative applications

Copenhagen, May 2, 2019 – 3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent announce the integration of Ivoclar Vivadent’s IvoSmile Augmented Reality technology with 3Shape orthodontic and restorative applications.

The collaboration enables orthodontists, dentists, and lab 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 AR-technology company within the Ivoclar Vivadent group, uses augmented reality for real-time visualization during consultation for esthetic dental makeovers directly on the patient in 3D. 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 emotional consultation tool for patient engagement and to promote treatment acceptance.

Orthodontists can first simulate an orthodontic treatment using the TRIOS Treatment Simulator app, which is 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 freely move their head with IvoSmile to view the treatment proposal from all angles.

IvoSmile augments patient teeth images to show the proposed orthodontic treatments and restorative esthetic options. While the 3Shape TRIOS Treatment Simulator app proposes orthodontic treatments using animated teeth 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,” says 3Shape Vice President for Product Strategy, Rune Fisker.

Attendees at the annual AAO orthodontic conference in Los Angeles, can see demoes of the integrated solution at the 3Shape booth #1436.

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