3M_Clarity_Clear_Aligner3M Oral Care, St Paul, Minn, announced its entrance into the clear aligner sector with its Clarity brand of clear aligners.

“3M Oral Care has a strong history in, and working knowledge of, the orthodontics marketplace and, because of this, we understand the importance of new options in aesthetic orthodontics,” said Sebastian Arana, president and general manager, 3M Oral Care Division. “Orthodontists and patients will benefit from our materials expertise and ability to deliver flexible treatment options under the trusted Clarity™ brand.”

According to the company, clinicians use 3M’s web-based software, 3M™ Oral Care portal, to plan patient treatment and order aligners at any time, from anywhere. The Oral Care portal, designed by orthodontists, is an open platform giving orthodontists flexibility to use the intraoral scanner of their choice. Oral Care portal is HIPAA compliant.

The Clarity clear aligner system will be on display at the company’s booth at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session, on May 5 to 8, 2018.