Manufacturer of dental products and technologies Dentsply Sirona has announced launch of its SureSmile Simulator, an application within DS Core designed to support patient conversations about the benefits of SureSmile Aligner Treatment by showing the expected outcome before therapy even begins.
With the use of the new simulator, dentists can preview the potential new smile of a patient in just minutes to visually demonstrate the scope of treatment fostering confident treatment decisions. The 3D-visualisation of the patient’s possible new smile includes automated modelling and tooth segmentation, driven by AI.
The SureSmile Simulator is reportedly designed to provide treatment estimation and case complexity level for a scan in under 5 minutes. Through DS Core, the manufacturer’s cloud platform, the simulation can be securely saved and shared with patients so that they can show family and friends, potentially increasing treatment acceptance.
“With our SureSmile Simulator, we are taking aligner treatment with SureSmile to the next level. We are committed to continuing to transform the treatment of malocclusion and enable dental professionals to move forward with confidence to deliver the best possible care for their patients,” said senior vice president of orthodontic aligner solutions & customer experience at Dentsply Sirona, Erania Brackett. “When patients get an idea of what the outcome may look like before treatment, it boosts their relationship with their practitioner and provides the opportunity to make an educated decision about treatment.”
The simulator requires user to have a DS Core subscription and Primescan IOS. The DS Core platform aims to empower dental professionals to transform patient interactions and treatment conversations. According to the company, dentists can integrate the SureSmile simulator into their practice and DS workflows to expand their spectrum of treatment offerings.
In a recent analysis of SureSmile Aligner cases from 2019 to 2021, no refinements were required in 75% of cases. More predictable results mean less chair time for patients – allowing for greater productivity for dental practices and increased patient satisfaction.
“The SureSmile Simulator has been a powerful addition to my clear aligner consult workflow. Being able to show my patients a high-quality simulation, in real time, has been positively impactful in visually reinforcing the benefits of clear aligner therapy. It is fast, accurate, and it is consistent with the high-quality imagery we are accustomed to from Dentsply Sirona software. I anticipate that every SureSmile user will find this DS Core feature as valuable a tool as I have,” said Vishal Sharma, DMD from Calgary, Canada.