Lisa Osorio is director of marketing at Dentsply/GAC. She has extensive experience in the marketing of medical and technical product lines.

OP: What are some of the features of In-Ovation® LMTM?

Osorio: As the only self-ligating, lingual bracket system for the treatment of minor misalignments, this system provides patients and clinicians with an option for achieving cosmetic corrections more quickly than with tray aligners. The brackets feature a reduced base (25% smaller than our standard lingual brackets) that enables fast and easy placement, with indirect bonding as a labor-saving option. Because they are lingual, the brackets are undetectable. Designed with the lowest bracket profile (1.5 mm) and rounded edges, they provide maximum patient comfort and minimal interference. In most cases, no wire changes are necessary during the entire course of treatment.

OP: How many teeth does In-Ovation LMTM address?

Osorio: The system primarily treats minor crowding or spacing (3 mm or less) of the six lower and six upper anterior teeth.

OP: How does In-Ovation LMTM work?

Osorio: The orthodontist follows standard procedures to diagnose and prep the patient, and then bonds the brackets. In order to simplify the positioning of the bracket on each tooth, we have reduced the size of the base pad. This allows the clinician to use the end of the base pad as a reference point to place the brackets just below the incisal edge. A straight length of a round 0.012 superelastic nickel titanium wire (Sentalloy®) can then be engaged into the bracket. This self-ligating system corrects most minor misalignments without the need of a wire change, in just a few weeks.

OP: How do orthodontists benefit from using In-Ovation LMTM?

Osorio: Orthodontists have an optimal means for treating cases that require minor tooth movement that allows them to maintain full control over the treatment. The placement of brackets is easy and fast with optional indirect bonding, and self-ligation ensures rapid wire engagement. No actions are required of the patient, so there are no compliance issues to affect outcomes. In-Ovation LMTM provides the practice with a new revenue stream from patients who would never before have considered wearing orthodontic appliances because of concerns over their appearance or the prospect of a lengthy treatment. For more information, visit