Evidence

Science-Backed Smarter Orthodontics

Our growing resource library of scientific evidence gives clinicians the ability to make data-driven decisions. Explore the science behind DentalMonitoring and how our technology provides operational and clinical solutions for orthodontists.

Product Accuracy

Orthodontists need AI that processes intraoral scans with precision.

Learn how DentalMonitoring delivers the information you need, so that validating scans is simple and efficient.

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Accuracy of a smartphone-based orthodontic treatment-monitoring application

The purpose of the study: to investigate the reliability and accuracy of the DentalMonitoring system in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with a rapid maxillary expander. Results showed that the intercanine and intermolar measurement differences were deemed equivalent and the software seems to provide an accurate assessment of linear tooth movements.
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Accuracy of DentalMonitoring 3D digital dental models using photograph and video mode

This study aimed to test the accuracy of the 3-dimensional (3D) digital dental models generated by the DentalMonitoring (DM) smartphone application in both photograph and video modes over successive DM examinations in comparison with 3D digital dental models generated by the iTero Element intraoral scanner. Results showed that 3D digital dental models generated by the DM smartphone application in photograph and video modes are accurate enough to be used for clinical applications.
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Accuracy of Remote Dental Monitoring Tooth Tracking Technology in Orthodontics

The objective of this study was to compare the accuracy and validity of STL files remotely generated from the Dental Monitoring™ application to STL files generated from the iTero® Element™5D intraoral scanner of patients’ dentition during in-vivo fixed orthodontic treatment. Results indicate the Dental Monitoring™ AI photo tracking algorithm is capable of tracking tooth movement to a clinically acceptable degree for orthodontic applications. The results affirm the findings of the three previous studies published in 2019 and provide evidence in a clinical environment.
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Thesis Study-Reliability and Accuracy of a Novel Photogrammetric Orthodontic Monitoring System

This study aimed to test the accuracy of the 3-dimensional (3D) digital dental models generated by the Dental Monitoring (DM) smartphone application in both photograph and video modes over successive DM examinations in comparison with 3D digital dental models generated by the iTero Element intraoral scanner. The study demonstrated a high level of accuracy when comparing movements tracked by the Dental Monitoring system against those of the reference scanner. Results showed no clinically significant differences, according to the American Board of Orthodontics-determined standards. 3D digital dental models generated by the DM smartphone application in photograph and video modes are accurate enough to be used for clinical applications.
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Practice Growth

Scalable automation is vital to long-term profitability in orthodontic practices.

Read the collected scientific literature about how DentalMonitoring fosters opportunities for growth.

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Dental Monitoring Application: is it valid innovation in the Orthodontics practice?

The purpose of this study is to show the effectiveness of DentalMonitoring® with a self-ligating straight-wire appliance over 10 weeks. Results showed that applying DM with the self-ligating technique reduced number of appointments for each patient from 3 appointments in 10 weeks to 2 appointments. This means that there is a reduction in the mean period of chair time, of material 'costs, number of visits; moreover, there is an increase in frequency of patient' s monitoring, resulting in a more precise evaluation of orthodontic treatment.
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Outcomes of clear aligner treatment with and without Dental Monitoring: A retrospective cohort study #3

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of Invisalign clear aligner treatment with and without Dental Monitoring (DM) for treatment duration, number of appointments, refinements and refinement aligners, and accuracy of Invisalign in achieving predicted tooth positions (aligner tracking). DM with Invisalign therapy resulted in a reduced number of appointments by 3.5 visits (33.1%). The DM group also achieved a clinically similar accuracy in obtaining predicted tooth movements compared with the control group in 1.7 fewer months, indicating improved aligner tracking in the DM group.
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Expanding appointment intervals with Dental Monitoring

Dr. Dabney, an orthodontist, discloses effects of utilizing DM in his single doctor practice. Dr. Dabney reports that through the use of DM, his braces patients' value per visit is $384 with 15.4 visits and his aligner patients’ value per visit is $779 with 5.6 visits $451 for clear aligner patients, compared to the average value per visit for single doctors with braces patients: $297 with 19 visits; and with aligner patients: $451 with 12 visits (averages reported by Gaidge and Impact 360).
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Impact of using Dental Monitoring with aligners on treatment time and chairside appointments

The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of clear aligner treatment with and without DentalMonitoring for treatment length, doctor and staff appointment time, and number of refinements. DM with aligner treatment results in a 70% decrease in doctor appointment time, 30% decrease in staff appointment time, 77% decrease in number of refinements, and 39% decrease in treatment length compared to the non DM patient group.
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Quality of Care

Digital tools are necessary for the continued evolution of the orthodontic industry.

Research how DentalMonitoring creates measurable improvements in treatment outcomes.

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Impact of a smartphone application on oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment: a controlled study.

Patients who benefited from the DM application for one month, improved their plaque control with more predictability after 2 months. The reduction of gingival inflammation was statistically significant in the Intervention Group (p-value 0,05). Despite its small sample size, this study shows that remote monitoring used for a short period could be efficient to change hygiene habits and enhance oral conditions over time.
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Clinical follow-up of corticotomy accelerated Invisalign orthodontic treatment with Dental Monitoring.

Treatment protocols involving clear aligners in association with alveolar corticotomy have been developed in response to this demand. Alveolar corticotomy surgery can accelerate orthodontic tooth movement, but good clinical follow-up is crucial and can become cumbersome as the frequency of aligner changes accelerates. Clinical follow-up with DentalMonitoring could thus allow for better and easier management of corticotomy-accelerated clear aligner orthodontic treatment.
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Patient Experience

Patients deserve a convenient treatment experience.

Explore the collected literature on how doctors are making the patient experience more convenient by using DentalMonitoring.

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Patient Attitudes towards DentalMonitoring: A global study - Survey of 2248 Patients in 12 countries

The purpose of this study was to analyze the attitude of orthodontic patients of different ages and in different countries towards the use of DentalMonitoring. 86% of patients said that they were globally satisfied with their experience, 89% said it was very beneficial to be able to communicate with their orthodontist via the DM app, 86% felt more reassured and 88% found it easy to use. In addition, most patients (76%) felt more engaged and compliant with a more positive impact on hygiene. The most mentioned benefits, when asked about their favorite part of their experience, were “more convenience due to fewer visits”, “better communication” and “reassurance”. This study proves that AI-powered remote monitoring can provide orthodontists with a big leap toward building a true patient-centric practice that would result in more satisfied, cooperative, and loyal patients.
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Backed by science

Our AI-based approach to helping orthodontists optimize treatment is a radical change in the industry. Because of the newness of our technology, the scientific literature on remote monitoring is a growing field and updates will be frequent.