AR technology fuels better patient engagement

May 3, 2019

3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent collaboration use AR technology for orthodontic treatment simulation and smile design.

A new collaboration between 3Shape and Ivoclar Vivadent has created a consultation tool that is not only effective but emotional for patient engagement and to promote treatment acceptance. 

3Shape combines Ivoclar Vivadent’s IvoSmile Augmented Reality (AR) technology with 3Shape orthodontic and restorative applications, allowing orthodontists, dentists and lab professionals to utilize Ivoclar Vivadent’s IvoSmile when using 3Shape TRIOS Treatment Simulator for orthodontics and 3Shape restorative design software.

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AR technology is used for real-time visualization during consultations on the patient in 3D from images taken on an iPad or iPhone. A "virtual mirror" shows the proposed treatment directly in the patient's face, who will then be able to see the proposed treatment from all angles.  

“The integration gives dental professionals using 3Shape’s open solutions another fantastic tool to engage their patients with. For patients, it will make the treatment decision-process so much simpler, more visual and exciting,” says Rune Fisker, 3Shape vice president for product strategy.

For more information, visit 3shape.com.