The VPro device and Fastrack Mobile App acquisition are part of Dentsply Sirona’s efforts to strengthen its clear aligner market position.

Dentsply Sirona has acquired the assets of Propel Orthodontics, including the VPro device and Fastrack Mobile App. The acquisition is part of Dentsply Sirona’s efforts to strengthen its position in the orthodontic and clear aligner market. As the company puts it, “The acquired product lines perfectly complement the Byte and SureSmile businesses.” 

The VPro5, VPro+, and VPro at-home high frequency vibration devices are designed to support both active orthodontic treatment and retention with use 5 minutes per day. High frequency vibration technology can increase patient comfort during treatment and may reduce overall treatment time, according to the company. 

With the acquisition, Dentsply Sirona stated its commitment to continue to enhance the VPro Fastrack App, which is designed to help patients and providers remotely monitor the orthodontic treatment plan. 

“With the acquisition of the assets of Propel Orthodontics, Dentsply Sirona takes another step to position the company as a leading innovator in the fast-growing clear aligner market. It is the perfect match to Byte, and our SureSmile business, and is also a strong strategic fit with Dentsply Sirona. The acquisition supports innovation in the orthodontics space of Dentsply Sirona as well as the capacity to further invest in the future product development in this area,” says Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona.

Byte, which was acquired by Dentsply Sirona in December 2020, already includes the VPro product, labeled as HyperByte, in every treatment. Dentsply Sirona will also work on launching new branding as part of the SureSmile portfolio for the professional market after the integration of the assets of Propel Orthodontics and will continue to sell VPro directly to dental professionals.