SoftSmile Unveils VISION AI-driven Software

This artificial intelligence software will make precise aligners and provide a more efficient experience for both practice and patient.

Technology company SoftSmile has unveiled its new artificial intelligence (AI) driven orthodontic software called VISION. VISION was premiered at the Greater New York Dental Meeting November 28, 2021.

Using AI, VISION creates aligner treatment plans for in-house cases. The automated processes are said to cut down on time while still maintaining the precise orthodontic measurements required for best outcomes. VISION stands as a powerful tool for orthodontists, according to President and CEO or ODL Orthodontic Lab Michael Wright.

“Working with Vision is a game-changer for ODL in the growing aligner industry. The software bridges the gap between treatment planning and manufacturing in a way that was unachievable prior,” Wright said in a press release from the company. “The AI-based software connects our processes in a way that no other software offers. The SoftSmile team possesses a forward-thinking ingenuity in the software space, and I am overly excited to see what the team has in store."

VISION has a variety of improvements since its introduction in May 2020. These include automatic IPR, group movement, and better flexibility for treatment strategies. Other improvements include an automated treatment planner based on real-time stress calculation and biomechanical principles, a web viewer/editor for better case acceptance and communication between all parties, a postprocessing that includes automated cutting lines generations, and a self-learning segmentation.

SoftSmile’s plans on working with established aligner manufacturers and directly with doctors, according to Founder and CEO of SoftSmile Khamzat Asabaev.

"We are excited to introduce to the market all our latest innovations that we've implemented in VISION. The pandemic slowed our go-to-market plans, so we decided to focus on additional improvements. Today, VISION is the best digital solution for manufacturers and doctors, it encompasses all the features that doctors have long wished for and creates a friendly and intuitive environment for aligners treatment planning,” Asabaev said in the press release. "The future of orthodontics is bright and the SoftSmile team is working tirelessly to make aligner treatments affordable, to give doctors more flexibility in choosing the strategy and deliver more beautiful smiles to the world."