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OrthoAnalyzer is an application packed with functionality designed to allow the orthodontist to quickly retrieve and assess cases and predict treatment outcomes. It is bundled with the R700 Scanner and TRIOS for Orthodontics and is typically installed on several computers around the orthodontic clinic. Integration with leading practice management software products such as Orthotrac and Dolphin imaging means you will have instantaneous and seamless access to your records at the click of a button. Laboratory technicians use OrthoAnalyzer as part of their workflow providing efficiency benefits to production processes. The ease by which analyses and diagnostics can be carried out allows laboratories to exploit new business opportunities. For laboratories offering digital study model services, ESM can deliver and support OrthoAnalyzer as a standalone product ensuring your doctors get access to market leading software without you having the concern of providing support, training etc.

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Measure, Analyse and Assess

OrthoAnalyzer proves a range of measurement and analysis options to enable you to quickly and accurately gather key information about your patient case to help with your assessment. Whether you require a single point to point measurement or a complex customised assessment, you will find that OrthoAnalyzer has the tools to help you.

Standard Analyses such as Bolton, Moyers, Tanaka & Johnston...

Ideal arch definition for determination of crowding and virtual archwire

Comparison of pre and post treatment cases

Cross section view used to assess crossbite and occlusal contact

Customisable cross sectional view shows overjet, overbite lingual contact

Variety of standard and customisable measurement tools

Color coded occlusal map

Simple and accurate Overjet and Overbite measurement

Superimposition of pre and post treatment cases

Virtual articulators simulate real jaw motion

Virtual articulators simulate real jaw motion

Areas of contact identified during motion

  • Measurements are simple and accurate and there are many options to choose from: 2D and 3D point-to-point, point-to-plane, point-to-line measurement. Splines can be drawn and measured for the determination of arch perimeter length. All measurements can be annotated and presented in a tabular format for reporting.
  • Standard Analyses include Bolton Analysis, Tooth width tables along with Moyers and Tanaka & Johnston space prediction. Accurate tooth width measurements are made during arch preparation and each analysis is automatically generated without the need for further user involvement.
  • Custom Analysis. A user friendly and flexible interface allows for the creation of completely customisable collections of landmarks, measurements and cross references to standard tables. Customised questionnaires may be created which allows for the presentation of measurement analysis and the inclusion of subjective assessments. Examples of how this feature has been used are PAR scoring, ABO Discrepancy Index etc.
  • Occlusion Analysis provides a colour coded map where each colour represents the distance between a point on the surface of the tooth and the closest point on the opposing arch. A great visual tool to assess occlsusion and interference between the upper and lower incisors.
  • Overjet and Overbite can be accurately measured by selecting the appropriate landmarks on the upper and lower incisors. Measurements can be made and saved for each of the anterior teeth pairs.
  • Cross sectional views provide a detailed visual assessment of the interaction of the upper and lower arches. Interdigitation, cross-bite and overbite can be easily assessed. A range of measurement tools specific to cross section views include symmetry measurement, position and 2D splines.
  • Virtual articulators of several standard types are included to simulate realistic jaw function. Movements can be saved and replayed and contacts can be illustrated in a similar way to 'articulating paper'.
  • Superimposition of cases is possible using a number of different techniques. Discrete landmarks and/or a selected area of the model can be used to superimpose cases at various time points. A colour coded map illustrating differences between the cases can be produced and all measurements and cross sectional views can be used to gain further insight into the cases.
  • Reports can be customised to include any information generated within OrthoAnalyzer and can be printed or saved in PDF format. Data included in the report can be exported into formats suitable for 3rd software such as Microsoft excel™

Segment, Move and Predict

OrthoAnalyzer provides tools to help you segment teeth, simulate extractions and move teeth to create a Virtual Setup. IPR can be simulated and any stl file can be added to the case as an attachment (eg brackets). As well as an impressive case presentation and treatment education tool for your patients, virtual set ups will assist with your treatment planning by allowing to make fact based treatment decisions.

Selection of distal-mesial points, margin creation, completed segmentation

Segmented case with and without base

Tooth extraction showing closure of soft tissue

Free and incremental rotation, tipping and bodily movements

Outline of original tooth position and displacement measurement

Collision / Clearance Detection and Inter Proximal Reduction

Tooth movements broken into individual steps in user-defined increments

  • Tooth margins are suggested by OrthoAnalyzer automatically once the distal and mesial points for each tooth has been selected. As well as recording the tooth width, this process is also used to determine the direction of the long axis of each tooth and the centre of rotation. Control points give the user the opportunity to finely adjust the suggested margin and a fast edit tool allows the user to 'draw' the margin. Once the margins are confirmed, each tooth is segmented and closed to include a stump representing the defined long axis.
  • A mini database option allows the user to create several virtual setups, each presenting a different treatment strategy.
  • Extractions may be simulated to create space.
  • Tooth movements are performed by rotation around each of three axis and bodily movements in each of three directions. Teeth can be moved freehand by 'click and drag' or in defined increments using the keyboard. Teeth can be grouped and moved as a unit. Previously defined arch wires provide guidance and symmetry tools ensure a perfect arch.
  • Measurement points coupled with tooth movement overview tables and visual aids give the user a deep insight into how much the tooth has actually moved by.
  • Sub-setups allow the user to observe all movements incrementally and make an impressive patient presentation.
  • Interproximal and inter-arch clearance and collision is presented visually during tooth movements. IPR can be carried out on individual and groups of teeth by defining the mesial and distal reduction, using the automatically calculated values or by using an on-screen stripping tool.
  • An STL file can be attached to the model for case presentation and patient education or as part of a manufacturing process - eg IDB.
  • The occlusal relationship can be altered to simulate treatment using functional appliances or jaw surgery. Collision tools help identify if the occlusion is achievable and actual movements of the jaw can be identified with points place strategically around the arch.

OrthoAnalyzer Standard

Delivered as a standalone product, OrthoAnalyzer Standard is a variation of OrthoAnalyzer with reduced functionality. It has been developed for Doctors who want a powerful and easy to use digital study model software product on their office network but do not necessarily want access to all of the features of OrthoAnalyzer. OrthoAnalyzer Standard offers many of the benefits and functions of OrthoAnalyzer in terms of practice management integration, measurements, standard and custom (import only) analysis, cross sectional views etc. The main elements of OrthoAnalyzer which are not available in OrthoAnalyzer Standard are superimposition, virtual setups, occlusion modification, virtual articulators and creation of custom analyses.


3Shape OrthoViewer is a simple but effective standalone viewer for viewing orthodontic study models produced using 3Shape scanners. Patient cases can be opened easily through a windows explorer™ interface or by double-clicking the case when the correct file association has been established. Models can be viewed in all standard views, in occlusion and open and simple point-to-point measurements can be performed. As an unlicensed product, it can be shared with colleagues, patients or on a system that is not attached to your network. It makes the perfect viewing tool for sharing.

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