3Shape, OrthoApnea partner on new personalized sleep device

Intraoral scans can now be used to design individualized sleep devices for each patient.

New integration between OrthoApnea and 3Shape Orthodontics enables dental professionals to send intraoral scans from their 3Shape TRIOS direct to OrthoApnea for the ordering and design of its new personalized sleep device for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, the “NOA”, which just launched at the World Sleep Congress in Prague.

According to OrthoApnea, 3Shape TRIOS' digital impression accuracy helps the sleep device maker to tailor each NOA device to the individual patient. OrthoApnea has reportedly reinvented the oral device concept using anatomical, craniofacial and biomechanical characteristics of the patient when creating its personalized mandibular advancement devices. The digitalization of this data is created in part by 3Shape TRIOS.

“3Shape TRIOS' precision is a valuable asset for designing a device that integrates the individual anatomical and morphological features of each patient,” says Dr. Pedro Mayoral, board member of OrthoApnea’s scientific committee.

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Because the 3Shape and OrthoApnea device manufacturing workflow is digital, it is said to speed up production turnaround time and get patients into sleep apnea therapy faster. ApneaDock, the online digital platform just launched by OrthoApnea, is designed to allow doctors to easily manage their treatments and connects all specialists related to a patient.

“Each patient deserves a tailored and customized solution against this widespread sleep pathology. I am happy to express that the inputs obtained using 3Shape technologies have been of great help for designing one NOA for each patient," says Julio Moral, managing director of OrthoApnea.

“We are glad to join forces with OrthoApnea, an innovative company that uses 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scan data to help create this new and exciting solution for patient care: the NOA. TRIOS’ accuracy, ease of use and its seamless connectivity with the widest selection of treatment options makes the TRIOS-powered digital workflow the choice of dental professionals,” says Allan Hyldal, vice president of 3Shape Orthodontics.