3M, St Paul, Minn, and 3Shape, Copenhagen, Denmark, have announced their new partnership which, according to a press release, will see the two companies working together to “advance the field of orthodontics through digital workflows supporting indirect bonding, clear aligners and other emerging digital orthodontic workflows.”

For customers of both 3M and 3Shape, the partnership will enable use of the 3Shape TRIOS scanner and 3Shape indirect bonding software with the 3M Incognito lingual appliance system, Clarity ADVANCED brackets with APC Flash Free technology for indirect bonding procedures, as well as future orthodontic product offerings.

“3Shape believes that an open market with freedom of choice is in the best interest of doctors and patients. Partnering with 3M will help orthodontists provide better treatment for their patients using 3Shape’s award winning TRIOS scanner and digital workflow software with 3M’s treatment solutions in integrated workflows,” said Allan Hyldal, vice president of orthodontics and implantology at 3Shape.