ODL Orthodontic Lab, Williamsville, NY, has launched their new retention system called Vivid Retention. According to the company, this subscription-based system provides orthodontists the ability to offer a series of four clear retainers per arch to their patients at an affordable price. Each clear retainer can be worn for 6 months due to the material’s robust memory and clarity properties.
According to the company, the material is resistant to breakage, holds its form and memory over time, resists staining, and is BPA-free. The patient’s dentition is digitally archived in a secure database which allows clinicians to 3D print a model to fabricate additional retainers without the patient needing to schedule an appointment.
ODL accepts plaster casts and digital scans from the iTero, iTero Element, 3Shape TRIOS, Lythos, 3M, and Carestream Dental intraoral scanners. Models or scans that are received with brackets are digitally removed so appliances can be available at the time of debond.