Summary: uLab Systems has launched uDesign 9, a treatment planning software aimed at orthodontists. The software boasts enhancements such as bite ramps, pontics, attachments, retainer auxiliaries, and a beta IDB version.

Key takeaways:

  • uDesign 9 offers orthodontists increased control over treatment and aligner workflow flexibility.
  • Enhancements include features like bite ramps, pontics, attachments, and retainer auxiliaries, along with a beta version of IDB.
  • The software is available at no cost and will be released the week of May 13th, with current users prompted to update upon login.

uLab Systems released uDesign 9 treatment planning software, the AI-assisted platform designed to help orthodontists maximize their control over treatment and provide aligner workflow flexibility .

According to the company, the uDesign 9 release includes feature enhancements for bite ramps, pontics and domes, attachments and attachment templates, digital fill for in-office printing, auxiliaries for retainers, a beta version of IDB and various user interface improvements. The release also marks the launch of a purchase option designed to finish bracket cases with aligners or treat relapse cases. This finishing bundle includes the uAssist service for bracket removal and case planning, attachment templates, up to six aligners and two retainers, custom packaging and the option to rescan and ship retainers in a second shipment to ensure the best fit for the patient. As with all uLab bundles, a la carte aligners can be added to accommodate extra stages as needed, without the need to purchase another package or a bundle with more stages than the patient needs to reach their goal.

“The uDesign platform has evolved significantly since it was launched in 2018. With every release we have one goal in mind—to make things easier for the orthodontist and give them flexibility to treat their patients as needed, unencumbered by protocols or purchase options dictated by the vendor. uDesign 9 continues this commitment, delivering enhancements to clinical features and workflow and UI changes that improve the user experience,” says Charlie Wen, president and chief technology officer of uLab. “We listen closely to our customers; all of the changes in this release are a result of input from our users.”

There is no cost to install uDesign, according to a press release from the company. The new software package will be available the week of May 13th. Current users will be notified upon login to update their version.