A local company that makes oral care products rolled out a solution to fill the hole left by a missing tooth for patients using aligner trays during orthodontic treatment.
According to the company, OrVance Aligner Pontics — designed to fill the space of missing or partially missing teeth in clear aligner trays and retainers during orthodontic treatment and dental procedures — allows for fast and easy use by the patient and saves substantial time and costs to the practice.
OrVance said the beta testing phase recorded high satisfaction from practices and patients for the material and its packaging. The product comes in hygienic, single-use applications and is made from a permanently pliable medical grade silicone with food-safe colorants 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, OrVance CEO. “OrVance Aligner Pontics empower the end patient to apply pontics in their aligner trays with very high satisfaction. Equally important, they also save the practice the hassle of fabricating pontics while avoiding the need to disrupt and potentially contaminate the original packaging of the aligner trays.”
Dr. Mart McClellan, an orthodontist in Kenilworth, Illinois, said the product is a “game changer.”
“The material itself offers a very realistic appearance in tooth color, texture and translucence and is very pliable and easy for the patient to use,” he said. “With its hygienic and convenient packaging, my patients easily apply the pontic in a 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-molds perfectly against the gingival tissue and adjacent teeth.”
Practices can receive a free sample and learn where to buy at orvance.com.
OrVance LLC is a developer of proprietary oral health products. It is over 90% owned by orthodontists, dentists and its managing partners.