Islandia, NY (April 22, 2017)—Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics, a division of Dentsply Sirona (NASDAQ: XRAY) announced the introduction of GAC’s In-Ovation X, a new self-ligating bracket system. In-Ovation X is the latest addition to the In-Ovation line, a system largely credited with helping to bring the self-ligating philosophy to the forefront of the orthodontic profession.
“Over the years, many competitors have tried to emulate the fit, form and function of GAC’s In-Ovation platform. While imitation is something you’ve got to expect when you’re in a position of leadership, the truth is no one has really been able to capture what makes the In-Ovation self-ligating system so unique,” said John Piervencenti, Senior Product Manager at Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics. “The responsibility that comes with being the leader is not something we take lightly. In-Ovation X represents the next-generation offering from the system that set the standard for self-ligation performance.”
Building on the well-known In-Ovation platform, the design of the In-Ovation X system unites significant input from the orthodontic community with the disciplined approach of six sigma product design development, evaluation, analysis and revision. While it wasn’t easy, the meticulous nature of this approach has produced a stunningly consistent bracket.
While the new In-Ovation X bracket retains the core design and treatment principles that long-time users of the In-Ovation platform have come to expect, the enhancements will be hard to miss.
The streamlined shape and reduced profile is designed to provide a better experience for the patient and the clinician. The occlusal footprint has been reduced without sacrificing any of the interactivity. Plus, a redesigned encased clip mechanism and closed gingival bracket base have been incorporated to mitigate calculus accumulation that can interfere with clip function.
Clinicians will find it easy to work with the new system. A keyhole opening has been added to the facial surface of the clip for simplified access and the ability to be opened with a standard scaler. The enhanced clip resists deformation during treatment, prevents unwanted openings and even delivers a tactile “click” upon closing.
Like all the offerings in the In-Ovation platform, the interactive design of In-Ovation X allows for passive interaction for leveling and aligning, expressive
interaction for spacing and rotation, and active interaction for detailing and finishing. The new line is manufactured in Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics’ state-of-the-art facility in Sarasota, Florida to deliver the utmost in precision and quality.
“In the end, it’s about improving the individual outcome of each case, thus enhancing the whole of orthodontics.” added Piervencenti. “This collective incremental feature-set upgrade helps each clinician achieve Dentsply Sirona’s goal of empowering the orthodontic professional to provide better, safer, and faster orthodontic care.”