3M_Digital-Bonding_system3M, St Paul, Minn, announced a new digital bonding system that will be previewed at the upcoming American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

According to a press release from the company, orthodontists will be able to create a prescription via the 3M Oral Care Portal using select 3M brackets that 3M will use to manufacture a bonding tray designed to deliver improved bonding speed and bracket placement accuracy, avoiding the need for in-office tray production.

For combination cases, orthodontists will be able to create a digital setup with aligners on one arch and brackets on the opposing arch. For these treatment plans, the trays will reportedly be delivered in a single package, making preparation for appointments easier for the practice.

Orthodontists can preview this new option for treatment planning at the upcoming AAO Annual Meeting at the company’s booth.