Frequently Asked Questions
The Spark Clear Aligner System is manufactured by Ormco™, a global leader in innovative orthodontics products. Ormco has 60 years of orthodontics expertise, R&D, and high manufacturing standards.
Spark Aligners are the latest advancements in clear aligners and a more comfortable alternative designed for a better patient experience. Spark Approver 3D application and advanced clear aligner technology with TruGEN™ material are designed to meet the needs of orthodontists, providing more efficient and effective teeth movement, compared to the leading aligner brand.*
Spark is designed to give orthodontists more control and flexibility for more predictable and efficient treatment planning so that they can achieve a beautiful smiles.
Spark™ is an innovative aligner system designed to treat a wide variety of Class I and II malocclusions.
Orthodontic treatment with Spark aligners can be used to treat kids, teens and adults. Mixed dentition support in the approver software allows doctors to treat younger patients with mixed dentition, including providing eruption guides for semi-erupted teeth and numbering primary teeth.
For effective and efficient treatment, a patient needs to wear Spark aligners for 22 hours a day during the 1-2-week period of treatment with each aligner. Ideally, the patient is expected to remove the aligners when eating or drinking anything except cool water and while brushing.*
TruGEN™, the latest generation of aligner material, is designed to deliver higher sustained force retention for maximum efficiency. In addition, our 3D Approver software allows doctors to visualize treatment designs from start to finish and view the root position used for treatment planning. The Approver software also provides more flexibility with:
- Full control of aligner auxiliary placement on all teeth
- Multiple treatment setups at submission
- Software for both Mac and PC
Trusted by orthodontists worldwide, Spark is clearer, more comfortable, and stains less than the leading aligner brand.* Spark is also loved by patients: 100% of Spark patients surveyed would recommend Spark Clear Aligners to a friend.**
Spark™ is made with TruGEN™, a proprietary branded material that is proven to have higher sustained force retention than the leading competitor.* Spark Aligners are manufactured with polished, scalloped edges which are designed to provide a more comfortable treatment experience. Additionally, patients may feel more confident during treatment, as TruGEN™ is designed to be clearer and have minimal aligner stains compared to the leading aligner material.*
Contraindication: If a patient has active periodontal disease treatment with aligners should be avoided or delayed until the patient is free from symptoms of active periodontal disease.
Spark is now available in the U.S. and we are making significant investments in onboarding new Spark practices to deliver the experience a doctor would expect from Ormco, where the orthodontist’s practice is our priority.
We encourage all doctors interested in Spark™ Clear Aligners to stay updated on the latest Spark news by registering at https://ormco.com/en-us/spark. Due to our significant investment in the onboarding of each practice, we will be using a registration process to identify doctors who are interested in Spark Clear Aligners and want ongoing communication about our product and expansion in the market.
Spark is designed to meet the needs of orthodontists. As such, we developed and piloted Spark with orthodontists worldwide (U.S., E.U., and Australia). Their input was invaluable to the development of our product, software, and clinical studies.
Yes, we have several Spark patient and doctor testimonials. Please visit https://ormco.com/en-us/spark to view these testimonials. Here are a few:
- The TruGEN™ aligner material is clear and the software interface is amazing.
— Dr. Stuart Frost**
- Spark sets a new standard in clarity for aligners.
— Dr. Jeffrey Heinz**
- There are some features that I immediately loved about the Spark™ Approver Software, including viewing the occlusion at any stage. This allows me to see if there are going to be any interferences, which saves me time and helps me proactively plan the treatment for my patients.
— Dr. Mike DePascale**
- When we switched our existing aligner patients into Spark™ Clear Aligners they were ecstatic with how Spark™ was lighter, thinner and the clarity of the TruGEN™ material really stood out to them.
— Dr. Bill Dischinger**
Spark Clear Aligners are currently manufactured in the U.S. with the global manufacturing plan for Spark being developed. Ormco has and is continually adding to its manufacturing capabilities globally.
Spark has a global team of experienced and educated designers to help support our current Spark doctors. We will continue to expand this team of designers to provide the most efficient turn-around times.
Spark’s 3D Approver Software offers proprietary features not previously available with clear aligner therapy and enhancements including Posterior Bite Turbos, CBCT Integration, and multiple treatment plans. The software allows doctors to visualize treatment designs from start to finish and also allows orthodontists to view the root position used for treatment planning. Built-in flexibility allows doctors to specify multiple setups at submission and add fully customizable features such as attachments, cutouts, hooks, and bite ramps.
All doctors who use Spark Clear Aligners will be properly onboarded on how to use our proprietary 3D Approver software and submit patient cases. No formal courses are required and all onboarding is provided at no charge to the doctor.
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**Based on survey of 101 patients. Data on File.
*† Dr. Bill Dischinger, Dr. Stuart Frost, Dr. Mike DePascale and Dr. Jeffrey Heinz are paid consultants for Ormco. These opinions that are quoted in this material are those of the doctors. Clinicians should use their own judgment in treating their patients.