Ormco Corp, Orange, Calif, will preview its Spark Clear Aligner System, in advance of its U.S. launch, at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. In addition, the company will feature its SmartArch archwire, Symetri Clear aesthetic ceramic bracket, and Damon Q2 passive self-ligating bracket.
The Spark clear aligner features TruGEN material, which is designed to provide advanced force retention, to be nearly clear, and to enhance patient comfort with its polished edges. Clinicians use the 3D Approver Software which shows both root and crown movement and allows for customization of attachments.
SmartArch, a laser-engineered CuNiTi archwire, is designed to enable clinicians to move into a finishing wire after just two wires.
Symetri Clear, the company’s new McLaughlin, Bennett and Trevisi ceramic bracket, is designed for patient comfort and easy debonding without fracturing. The brackets feature round contours and smooth labial surfaces and are reportedly resistant to staining and designed to blend with tooth enamel. According to the company, when debonded with the Symetri deboning plier, the bracket can be removed in one piece with minimal force.
Damon Q2 has two times better rotation control compared to the SLX 3D and SLX, according to the company. The bracket features a small profile and smooth, round corners, as well as the under tie-wing area to accommodate all power chain, elastics, steel ligatures, and other auxiliaries for treatment versatility.