Orthodontists are coming across so many questions of regarding digital technology of today. There are so many that arise, but always the main questions are: what can it do for me?, how does it work?
How does it work?
Digital Model vs Digital Diagnostic Model
With the dawning of 3D scanning and intra oral scanners, one of the key phrases flying around is ‘digital models’. Exactly in the same way that X-ray films have been replaced with digital X-rays, digital models are simply a replacement of plaster or stone models. But of course they are less limited than plaster models. A digital model, on its own, is a helpful tool and has the inherent characteristic of being able to save money on storage and materials, but its’ basic capabilities/usefulness stop there. Without post processing and smart software the limitation of a digital model comes through, in the same way as plaster models have limitations in their use.
‘Digital diagnostic models’ may take your digital models, from impression, plaster models or intraoral scans. Digital diagnostic models have undergone post processing to calibrate the model with all anatomical data they may be in use by clinician after words. Software functions and tools give many options for the clinician.
Real tooth height and width measurements, with semi automatic tooth segmentation and cone simulation are built into the system. The software hosts a selection of instant model analyses’ in seconds, including PAR scoring which can be completed in minutes at the click of a mouse.
What can it do for me?
Diagnostics and Treatment Planning
How does DDP Ortho software help you to do your treatment planning and diagnostics differently, to how you would do it usually…?
Using a digital system for diagnostic and treatment planning can stream line your process, allowing you to access your digital diagnostics models from any location with an internet connection. X-rays and photos can be saved into your digital diagnostic model file to give you full patient data in one file. Cephalometric analyses, notes with treatment follow up, clinical workflow options (including work delegation and control), and model measurements tools are bringing the clinical needs closer to todays standards. Digitally. With all the characteristics digital offers.
As for digital tools – more options are coming into play. The software is free and the clinician only pays per patient for diagnostics or treatment. You can download the software here: https://ortodonta.com/en/doctor-zone/download Local labs are welcome to be part of services for DDP Ortho users.
IPA (Individually Projected Appliances) – design precise indirect bonding
The software provides the orthodontist with the tools and capabilities to prescribe precise bracket positioning, and design individually customised indirect bonding jigs for each patient in just minutes. The IPA system works with existing labial and lingual straight wire bracket systems, so there is no new bracket system to learn to work with. The choice of system and all of the control remains in the hands of the orthodontist. Welcome to CAD/CAM orthodontics. The orthodontist has full control of the timings and workflows. Bonding procedure chair time is halved, based on users’ experience. You may complete with model set-up options, occlusion clean check if have fun to work with.
DDP Ortho software is compatible with surgery and implants software to open more possibilities. Don’t forget about secondary opinion or professional consultation if you have the file ready to send by e-mail and the software is for free for all users.
The service provided utilising DDP-Ortho medically certified software solutions is based on the experience of providing more than 50,000 digital diagnostic models. From receiving impression (alginate or PVS) or plaster model or intraoral scan file, to the digital diagnostic model being uploaded onto the orthodontists’ secure online account, takes up to 2 working days and from receiving the digital file with the bracket placements from the orthodontist to delivering the physical jig, with brackets, is 1 week or less. This will be based on local laboratories service options.
The software DDP Ortho can be downloaded completely free of charge and obligation free at https://ortodonta.com/en/doctor-zone/download For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are offering smart business solution under branch the of OrthoAlliance partners. We are very open to collaborating and supporting dental labs with production options of digital diagnostic models. The solution is firstly designed for local labs that are interested in providing our service to their clients/clinicians. Digital orthodontics is not limited for big players only anymore. Please get in contact if you are interested in finding out more.
“OrthoAlliance” as the name suggests, helps orthodontists treat their patients utilising digital technology offered by an alliance laboratory and sophisticated software solution. DDP Ortho software, presents the first medical device certified software system to help orthodontists complete diagnostics, treatment planning and increase bracket placement precision through CAD/CAM indirect bonding jigs (Individually Projected Appliance, IPA).