3Shape Partners With GuardLab on Custom Mouthguards

Richard Gawel


3Shape will partner with GuardLab to use 3-D technology and printing to bring accurate protective mouthguards to the market. GuardLab will use 3Shape’s technology to digital scan the teeth of athletes and 3Shape’s CAM/CAD software to model its custom mouthguards.

According to the companies, GuardLab will use 3Shape’s TRIOS intraoral scanner due to its documented accuracy, quick scanning speeds, and ease of use. Digital impressions taken via the TRIOS are faster and more comfortable than conventional impressions, the companies report. TRIOS digital scans also accelerate GuardLab’s workflow and are more predictable, they add.

“Our partnership with 3Shape solidified our commitment to use the best available technology in digital dentistry. Since our inception, GuardLab has been hosting mobile 3-D scan events with teams, leagues, and schools and delighting consumers with a revolutionary mouthguard fitting process with the help of 3Shape TRIOS,” said GuardLab CEO Aidan Butler.

The Alignment Repositioning Cushion (ARC) in GuardLab’s patented neuromuscular ARC-PRO guard is designed to provide better muscle stability, enhance oxygenation, and reduce temporomandibular joint tension during competition and training. Dental professionals can join the GuardLab Dental Network and offer custom mouthguards by cloud-sending scans directly to GuardLab from 3Shape’s Communicate software, included with the TRIOS scanner.

“We are very excited about our partnership with GuardLab, which gives an added utility to our entire network of dentists and helps to promote the 3Shape brand in the sports industry. With minimal training, dentists using 3Shape TRIOS can quickly add custom GuardLab products to their practice offerings and attract new patients,” said Lars Christian Lund, 3Shape vice president of global business development and marketing.

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