Ormco InsigniaOrmco Corp, Orange, Calif, has released a software update for Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™—an orthodontic software and application system that combines 3-D diagnostic technology and interactive treatment planning to deliver a customized solution. The Insignia 21.7 software, featuring enhancements for case design, is now available for download and provides orthodontists with more options for treatment submissions. According to the company, the latest software updates allow orthodontic practices using Insignia to benefit from a streamlined process that provides for greater detail to be documented and shared, and new clear precision placement guides to increase overall practice efficiency and treatment effectiveness.

The upgrade includes new clear precision placement guides (jigs) that are manufactured to fit like a puzzle piece into each patient’s unique occlusal anatomy for a more comfortable bonding experience for patients and doctors. The jigs allow clinicians to view the exact bracket placement before light curing and the ability to conduct light curing from any direction. To further simplify the process, the jigs have a Palmer notation inscribed onto the occlusal surface and the segments are color coded with an identification dot to indicate the appropriate quadrant.

The Insignia 21.7 software update includes the ability to enter patients’ bonding date up front and the ability to upload images that can be rotated, cropped and have descriptions added. The download includes DigiCast—a digital e-model designed to replace stone models—and provides model access via the Insignia approver software to help eliminate storage space and monthly fees. Additionally, the update includes compatibility with Damon® Clear™ 3-3 for the lower arch, and if utilizing the Lythos™ Digital Impression System, scans can be viewed, downloaded, and used for placing orders through ormcodigital.com. Damon Clear lower orders will be available in Canada, Mexico, and Argentina later this year.

With the new Insignia 21.7 software, the platform is now available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Polish, and Russian.

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