Align Technology has launched a new integration feature, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), for its ClinCheck orthodontic digital treatment planning software.

CBCT is a user-friendly tool that combines bone, roots and crowns into a single three-dimensional model.

Through this model, doctors will be able to see the roots of a patient as part of the digital treatment planning process.

The CBCT integration will help doctors expand diagnosis and increase the visibility and control of a patient’s underlying anatomical structures during treatment planning, which will allow more cases to be treated using Invisalign clear aligners.

Align Technology Asia Pacific chief product and marketing officer, executive vice-president and managing director Raj Pudipeddi said: “In an easy-to-use interface, CBCT scan data is digitally fused with an intraoral scan, resulting into a manoeuvrable 3D ClinCheck treatment plan model, thus making it convenient for doctors to tailor their treatment plans based on their patients’ needs.

“We are pleased to deliver a high-quality, automated feature that is easy for doctors to use and incorporate into their digital workflow.

“Our innovative technology delivers treatment plans with a highly intuitive user interface that allows doctors to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

At present, the CBCT integration feature for ClinCheck treatment is undergoing technical design assessment.

It will be scaled across the company’s customer population in phases during the second half of the year.

Align Technology designs, manufactures and sells services for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry, including iTero intraoral scanners, the Invisalign system, and exocad CAD/CAM software.