Henry Schein introduces proprietary SLX Clear Aligner System
The complete solution incorporates the popular sagittal head/motion 3D technology.
Henry Shayne today announced that it has entered the orthodontic appliance market through its proprietary SLXTM clear alignment system.
The SLXTM Clear Alignment System is a complete solution that incorporates Sagittal First/Motion 3D, the proprietary dental equipment of the company's Henry Schein Orthodontics (HSO) business. According to Dr. Dave Paquette, HSO's chief clinical consultant, Sagittal First / Motion 3D can significantly reduce the number of aligners used in typical cases, providing physicians and patients with meaningful time savings and clinical benefits.
The new innovative system is said to provide clinicians and patients with an intuitive and simplified treatment process and was introduced today by Henry Schein Orthodontics at the annual meeting of the American Orthodontists Association in Washington, DC.
The US Food and Drug Administration's approved SLXTM Clearance Alignment System uses a patented manufacturing process to achieve sharpness and precise alignment of the aligner to increase comfort and improve tooth control. The SLXTM Clear Aligner portal will accept STL digital impressions from all leading oral scanners, and is combined with an open source platform for ease of use.
SLX Clear Alignment System "Henry Schin is dedicated to providing doctors with the most advanced and patient-friendly treatment options," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein. “With the launch of SLXTM Clear Aligners based on Sagittal First/Motion 3D technology, we are advancing this mission and positioning the company as an all-round solution provider for innovative global orthodontic products. We have seen a huge market for these dental instruments. With regard to growth opportunities, we are pleased to provide clinicians with new ways to meet the needs of patients' oral health.
The SLXTM Clear Alignment System provides consumers with enhanced aesthetic orthodontic treatment options and provides clinicians with an easy-to-use case submission and treatment planning process designed to provide high quality results. SLXTM Clear Aligners joins HSO's growing line of innovative SLXTM orthodontic solutions.
"HSO is pleased to be able to enter the large and growing market with clear aligners," said Ted Dreifuss, general manager of Henry Schein Orthodontics. “Clear aligners are gaining wider acceptance among patients and orthodontists. We have designed aligner solutions to provide patients with new options for finding simple aesthetic solutions, such as light crowding or requiring more extensive work. The patients correct problems such as bite problems, moderate or severe congestion, and with our easy-to-use, intuitive interface, we believe that orthodontists will spend less time submitting and approving their cases, further enhancing Henry Sain’s Mission to help clinicians focus on providing quality care."