Brea, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2020)—Ormco Corporation, today announced a suite of upgrades to its Approver™ software for the Spark™ Clear Aligner system, as well as a more intuitive and user-friendly case management portal. Both the portal and Approver platform upgrades are designed to help provide a better user experience for the doctor and his or her team: more intuitive, responsive, flexible, communicative, and efficient, with features and tools to streamline workflow and case management.
"Ormco's priority has always been the orthodontist and our new design puts orthodontists in control. We understand doctors have their own preferences on how they like to set up and manage their cases. We have tried to offer great flexibility and customization features, reduce the number of restrictions put on doctors, and be responsive to feedback by integrating it with each upgrade," said Rick Matty, general manager of the Spark Clear Aligner system.
As part of this mission, Ormco is committed to making scan integrations seamless and is introducing two new partnerships with industry leading scanner companies. The first is an integration with 3Shape TRIOS, allowing doctors to directly access their scans through the Spark Case Portal. Ormco is also pleased to expand the current list of validated scanners to include the Medit i500 scanner. 3Shape offers great functionality and is a popular scanner with orthodontists, and the Medit i500 is a high quality scanner at a competitive price point.
Putting orthodontists' needs first, Ormco incorporated user feedback to develop faster and more responsive software performance with streamlined design to help make managing Spark patients more efficient and added more detailed communications at each stage of case setup. Based on feedback, the updated Spark Portal includes a case archiving feature so doctors can keep all Spark cases conveniently in one place with notes, a support notification system; and a searchable patient note feature for in-office communication and customization.
The upgrade also provides greater options for tooth movement, including a new hinge rotation movement; and greater flexibility with features such as multiple tooth numbering system options, a 3D occlusal tool and tooth movement table, among many other new features.
Spark Clear Aligners, Ormco's newest entrant into the aligner category, are designed to meet the needs of orthodontists. Leveraging nearly 60 years of orthodontic innovation with clinical experience from trusted partnerships with practices around the world, the new streamlined aligner system is designed to complement orthodontists' treatment vision. Spark is clearer than the leading competitor*; its custom trays are hand trimmed to enhance patient comfort*; and the Spark aligner material may result in more effective tooth movement compared to leading aligner material*.
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Ormco, headquartered in Brea, Calif., is a global leader and innovator of orthodontic products and solutions to help enhance the lives of its customers and their patients. For nearly 60 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to help create over 20 million smiles in over 130 countries. Distinguished products range from twin brackets (Symetri™ Clear, Titanium Orthos™ and Mini Diamond™) to pioneering self-ligating appliances with the Damon™ System (including Damon™ Q2 and Damon™ Clear2). Ormco's Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ provides an all-inclusive customized indirect bonding solution for efficiency through personalization. Spark™ Clear Aligner System is designed to meet the needs of the orthodontist with the TruGEN™ material and 3D Approver software. From personalized service to professional education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/myormco and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/ormco.