3Shape, Copenhagen, Denmark, announced its indirect bonding solution now integrates with the Damon™ System Bracket library from Ormco Corp, Orange, Calif. The indirect bonding solution is a function within the 3Shape orthodontics software for practices and laboratories.
According to 3Shape, the Damon System Bracket library joins more than 150 original bracket libraries and orthodontic solution providers now integrated with the 3Shape orthodontic software.
Using 3Shape’s FDA-cleared indirect bonding functionality, orthodontists and lab technicians can now digitally plan and place the Damon System brackets based on a digital model. The digital models are created with an intraoral scan produced by TRIOS or by scanning a conventional impression in a 3Shape lab scanner.
With the real-time collision detection tools within 3Shape’s indirect bonding functionality, users can achieve more accurate fixed appliance installation and more precise bracket positioning. The software then allows the accurate placement of the Damon System brackets on the patient using 3D printed transfer trays. All this is managed digitally.
The integration expands the cooperation between 3Shape and Ormco. Ormco’s Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ already accepts TRIOS scans for an Insignia treatment.
Damon™ Clear2, Damon™ Clear, and Damon™ Q brackets as well as Snaplink™ and Accent™ Mini tubes are now available in the 3Shape software.