Ormco Launches Spark Clear Aligner Release 10

January 15, 2021

New features designed to give orthodontists greater start-to-finish control for improved predictability and efficient treatment planning.

With proprietary features not previously available with clear aligner therapy, Ormco Corporation has unveiled Spark™ Clear Aligner Release 10, its most substantial upgrade yet.

The new features, along with a suite of enhancements to its Approver™ software and case management portal, are designed to give orthodontists greater start-to-finish control and flexibility for more predictable and efficient treatment planning. These significant upgrades include the new TruGEN XR, a new material option for finishing and refinements, the ability to add Posterior Bite Turbos during treatment planning for complex cases, and CBCT integration, enabling orthodontists to import and visualize CBCT patient data within Spark's Approver software.

Key Updates:

New TruGEN XR: A new proprietary material option for a more rigid designed for doctors for finishing and refinements. With TruGEN XR, doctors now have a "finishing wire material" that allows them to progress from a flexible material at the start of treatment to a more rigid material. This new material option gives doctors more control and better predictability with the finishing details of a case and is on par with the finishing wire option doctors have with traditional braces. TruGEN XR has the same advanced force retention, clarity, stain resistance and material thickness that orthodontists love about TruGEN, the company says.

New Posterior Bite Turbos: Integrated into Spark aligners, Posterior Bite Turbos can now be added during treatment planning for more complex cases. Posterior Bite Turbos are esthetic, comfortable, durable, and sturdy. Posterior Bite Turbos are laboratory tested to withstand grinding and compression without cracking or breaking* and do not require any bonding or composite filling. They have the equivalent clinical effects of traditional resin bite turbos.*

Like traditional resin bite turbos, Posterior Bite Turbos are designed to assist with molar intrusion for correction of an anterior open bite, correction of crossbite, or any other clinical condition which requires bite opening in the posterior during treatment.

New CBCT Integration: Orthodontists can now import and visualize CBCT patient data (DICOM files) within the Spark Approver Software. CBCT data is automatically aligned with the 3D Model in the software. Visualizing the cortical bones can help doctors properly plan and more effectively predict tooth movement. Visualizing teeth within a 3D view of the facial structure can also help doctors with treatment planning to create beautiful facial esthetics.

Additional Upgrades

Standing by its commitment to put orthodontists' needs first, Ormco is pleased to incorporate user feedback into these system enhancements:

New Multiple Treatment Plans: Spark now enables doctors to seamlessly request multiple treatment plans and compare them more efficiently at the same time in the Approver software. This new feature provides the ideal setup for more efficient and effective treatment planning.

New Group Practice Support: The Spark Case Portal now supports multiple doctors within a group practice.

Easier Photo Uploads: Case submissions offer an improved user experience compared to the prior version through drag-and- drop photo uploads and background reference images.

Now in 6 Languages: The Spark Approver software and Case Portal are now available in 6 languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. The expanded global language support is designed to help doctors gain efficiencies for the rapidly growing network of Spark doctors worldwide.

To learn more about the Spark Clear Aligner Release 10 updates, click here.

*Data on file at Ormco