3Shape_trios4_ivosmile_23Shape, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein, announced the integration of Ivoclar Vivadent’s IvoSmile Augmented Reality technology with 3Shape orthodontic and restorative applications.

According to a press release from 3Shape, the collaboration will enable 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.

The collaboration will create a “very powerful and emotional consultation tool for patient engagement and to promote treatment acceptance,” according to 3Shape.

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.

Attendees at the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting in Los Angeles can see demos of the integrated solution at the 3Shape booth.