New from Align Technology: ClinCheck “In-Face” visualisation tool
Align Technology has announced the launch of its latest digital tool for general dentists – especially Invisalign Go Providers. The ClinCheck In-face Visualisation tool is an enhanced digital tool, which allows for an image of the patient`s face, complete with their new future smile, to be incorporated into their treatment plan.
Actively engaging patients at every stage of their treatment is now simpler than ever before. By helping patients visualise the way their future smile will look in their face, general dentists can clearly communicate the benefits of teeth straightening while also guiding patients towards the treatment choice most suitable for them, and simplifying the consent process.
Align Technology’s latest enhancement to the 3D Clincheck software helps dentists generate a powerful, clinical visualisation of the way the patient`s straightened teeth will appear in their face.
This is made possible with the use of the Invisalign Photo Uploader app (available on iPhone and Android) which is used to capture digital photos of the patient. The iTero intraoral scanner can then capture digital dental records in a more convenient and efficient way. ClinCheck’s In-Face software innovation will then blend the predicted straightened teeth with the portrait image.
Align`s proprietary ClinCheck software has long provided practitioners with 3D imaging of tooth movements from start to finish so they have options for the patient treatment journey. Now, with the added benefit of the “In-face” Visualisation, ClinCheck allows dentists to customise treatment plans according to the patient’s facial feature to make the visualisation more natural.
Zelko Relic, Align Technology senior vice president, chief technology officer, global R&D, explained: “Align`s ClinCheck In-face Visualisation tool complements Invisalign’s digital analysis and treatment protocols. Now, practitioners can empower patients with a digital road map of their new smile so they can immediately recognise the benefits of teeth straightening with the Invisalign system.
“I believe the new ClinCheck In-face Visualisation tool can help general dentists in their efforts to better guide those patients at the beginning of a very important journey towards their new smile.”
Dr Affan Saghir, an Invisalign trained doctor, said: “ClinCheck In-Face Visualisation enables dentists to more easily increase the patient`s understanding of what we are trying to achieve. By putting the overall treatment outcome in its entirety, with the face, it can help us build an informed consent much quicker.
“For us as the treating doctor, this is a great advancement in visualisation within the ClinCheck software and I’m excited to be able to start using it with my patients.”
The ClinCheck “In-face” Visualisation tool is now available for general practitioners using the Invisalign Go system in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
For more information, go to www.invisalign-go.co.uk.