Company received FDA clearance in February; Aligners prevent anatomically impossible tooth movements and can reduce treatment time by 30%.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a big role in many industries and has been making inroads in the medical and dental fields in recent years. Now the technology looks primed to have an impact on the growing field of orthodontic aligners.
3D PredictTM, an international software developer and manufacturer of dental aligners based on AI technology, is launching in the U.S. with a new headquarters in New York. The medical technology company has gained global recognition for its one-of-a-kind AI software, that produces highly precise 3D models of the smile including the crowns, bone and roots.
These models are used to design dental aligners. 3D Predict aligners are said to prevent tooth movements that are anatomically impossible resulting in 50% fewer teeth alignment corrections and a 30% reduction in treatment time. The company received FDA clearance in February.
Orthodontics is nearly a $2 billion market in the U.S. today, with five million patients starting orthodontic treatment every year. Approximately four million of those are complex and moderate cases. Unlike other aligners and braces, 3D Predict uses root and bone analysis for greater predictability to treatment. 3D Predict provides information to orthodontists about potential treatment obstacles, such as root collision, and shows how roots will move during treatment which allows doctors to formulate a more predictable and safe treatment plan.
As a result of current COVID restrictions, more clinicians are choosing clear aligner therapy versus braces, 3D Predict says. Treatment using clear aligners requires less frequent and shorter consultations with less manual procedures.
3D Predict Aligners are designed on AI technology which boosts effectiveness, reduces the number of corrections by half and associated chair time by 30%, according to the company. This allows doctors to increase their margin and save time for new patients.
The application of new technology in aligners equips doctors with a depth of information about the tooth that was previously not available. Maria Sokolina, DDS, who practices in New York and New Jersey, says 3D Predict provides meticulous detail using data that allows doctors to analyze the tooth as a whole to come away with better patient outcomes.
3D Predict’sTM proprietary software fuses data on patients' crowns, real roots and bone. Reportedly, the orthodontist is able to analyze the tooth as a whole and make a more effective treatment plan preventing at least five extra patient visits due to reduction in corrections.
To learn more about 3D Predict, visit 3dpredict.com.