Updates to the digital bracket placement software platform DIBS AI 7.0 include true torque expression, tooth root integration, improved default bracket height options, and advancements in tray generation. 

OrthoSelect, the orthodontic software company and digital orthodontics laboratory, announced the release of DIBS AI 7.0. According to the company, this latest version of the DIBS AI software platform aims to further advance the science of precision digital bracket placement even further. 

Key new features in DIBS AI 7.0 includes true torque expression, tooth root integration, uniform occlusal contacts, refined automated marginal ridge alignment, open or close extraction spaces, improved default bracket height options, refined long axis angle, and advancements in tray generation. 

With true torque expression, predicted outcome simulations now include visualization of the actual inclination of each tooth. According to the company, AI algorithms take into account bracket slot size, slop, and finishing wire size and form to produce the most accurate predictive outcome available today.

In terms of tooth root integration, converted CBCT-to-STL scans can now be integrated into each DIBS AI case. Doctors can adjust a bracket’s height, tip, rotation, and torque to see in real time where each complete tooth (crown and root) will end up.

Meanwhile, the uniform occlusal contacts (UOC) tool automates small adjustments to close occlusal gaps and remove overlaps, resulting in an almost perfect alignment of uniform occlusal contacts.

With DIBS AI 7.0, the software now includes refined automated marginal ridge alignment. According to the company, enhancements to its supervised (4-layer-deep) algorithm for better alignment in height, inclination, angulation, and rotation have resulted in near perfect marginal-ridge alignment. In addition, this latest software version now allows users to easily choose to either keep the space open or closed in extraction spaces. The space created from an extracted tooth was automatically closed in previous versions.

DIBS AI 7.0 also includes improved default bracket height options, according to the company. Users can create, save, load, and choose from different default brackets height options. For example, defaults can be set for open bites, deep bites, or “Smile Arch” (Pitts21) outcomes.

Additional updates to DIBS AI 7.0 include refinement of the long axis angle and advancements in tray generation. According to OrthoSelect, the angle of the long axis lines have been improved to better align with each bracket’s prescription built-in angulation. And when it comes to tray generation, the company says continued improvements in the software’s ability to generate accurate transfer trays have been added, along with features for better name embossing, trimming, and segmenting quickly and easily.

In discussing the launch of DIBS AI 7.0, Steven Gardner, president of OrthoSelect stated, “We are excited to introduce the latest advancements to DIBS AI! This powerful tool for orthodontists continues to improve precision digital bonding. All these enhancements are carefully crafted to optimize and simplify doctor workflow and make an orthodontic practice more efficient and cost effective.”

OrthoSelect will have a booth (#2824) at the upcoming American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session, May 21 to 23 in Miami Beach, Fla.