OrVance launches the first Aligner Pontics Solution


The launch of its OrVance® Aligner Pontics by OrVance was well embraced by leading orthodontic practices and their patients. According to the company, OrVance® Aligner Pontics is the first solution that is designed for fast and easy use by the patient and saves substantial time and costs to the practice.

Beta testing during product development reported very high satisfaction from both practices and patients for its material and  packaging. It comes in hygienic single-use applications and is made from a permanently pliable medical grade silicone with food-safe colourants in the Vita Shade range of A2–D2.

“In just the first few weeks of launching, we received over 400 sample requests from leading orthodontic practices across the country which quickly confirmed that we are fulfilling an unmet need,” said Ron Schutt, chief executive of OrVance. “Practices love that OrVance® Aligner Pontics empower the end patient to apply pontics in their aligner trays. In return, it saves the practice from the hassle of fabricating pontics and disrupting the original packaging of the aligner trays.”

According to Dr Mart McClellan, orthodontist in Kenilworth, IL, “OrVance® Aligner Pontics is a game-changer on many levels. The material itself offers a very realistic appearance in tooth colour, texture, and translucence and is very pliable and easy for the patient to use. With its hygienic and convenient packaging, my patients easily apply the pontic in the tray in less than 10 seconds. What’s so unique about this product is that the permanently pliable material sticks in the tray and self-moulds perfectly against the gingival tissue and adjacent teeth. My staff and my patients love the product.”