3M and 3Shape will team up to advance orthodontics through digital workflows supporting indirect bonding, clear aligning, and other emerging technologies. The cooperation will enable the use of 3Shape’s TRIOS scanner and indirect bonding software with 3M’s Incognito lingual appliance system, Clarity ADVANCED brackets with APC Flash Free technology for indirect bonding procedures, and future orthodontic product offerings for better outcomes while improving productivity.
“Our partnership with 3Shape puts our customers first and is designed with practitioners, their patients, and their businesses in mind. Our goal is to make it easier for orthodontists to engage patients, provide effective treatments, and run a profitable practice. The workflow will include our indirect bonding solutions, our customized lingual offering, and future new offerings in the digital orthodontic space,” said Jim Ingebrand, president and general manager of the 3M Oral Care Division.
“3Shape believes that an open market with freedom of choice is in the best interest of doctors and patients. Partnering with 3M will help orthodontists provide better treatment for their patients using 3Shape’s award winning TRIOS scanner and digital workflow software with 3M’s treatment solutions in integrated workflows,” said Allan Hyldal, 3Shape vice president of orthodontics and implantology.