Orchestrate_3D-workflowOrchestrate Orthodontic Technologies, Rialto, Calif, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) USA market clearance for the Orchestrate 3D Treatment Planning Software System, including 3D printing and clear aligner fabrication.

The clearance allows dental professionals in the United States to use the Orchestrate 3D Treatment Planning Software System to design and produce their own orthodontic clear aligner appliances.

Orchestrate 3D software can be used for case analysis, setup and staging, and exporting to print for production. The software provides analysis of overjet/overbite, collision detection, occlusion and spaces. Following this analysis, virtual setups can be created and subdivided into the clear aligner stages needed. Attachments and interproximal reduction can also be added to the treatment plan, and when planning is complete, sub-setups can be prepared for printing. Production files can be exported for 3D printing and vacuum forming.

According to the company, the software is compatible with a wide range of 3D printers and scanners.

Orchestrate 3D is an open platform, which allows users to decide how much of the workflow they want to do in-house and/or send to design and production partners. In addition, the treatment planning and simulations can be shared onscreen with patients, as well as between the practice and lab, via the online web viewer.

“There is no question that 3D printing is rapidly changing the field of orthodontics.” said Todd Ehrler, DDS, MS, founder, Orchestrate Orthodontic Technologies. “The Orchestrate 3D treatment planning software and 3D printing solutions provide the practitioner with turn-key solutions to in-source aligner therapy and other orthodontic appliances. Our host of products, services and comprehensive training allow the practice to quickly integrate orthodontic-specific 3D printing technology and software.”