In 2014, many orthodontists had the dream of planning root movements and knowing what was inside the bone. Some of them used the roots from an anatomical library or poorly visualized roots without apex. As you might imagine, they weren’t satisfied with the results.
Dr. Domracheva didn’t give up, kept pushing forward, and brought together the best of the best. She established 3D Predict with the goal of delivering AI-based technology for real root and bone-based treatment planning. The team includes software developers and mathematicians with decades of experience in computational geometry algorithms, medical imaging, 3D design, and computer graphics.
A Deeper 3D Treatment Plan
As an aligner company, Dr. Domracheva helped to develop a tool that is unlike any aligner company in the world. She calls it “Deep CBCT Analysis”. It’s a proprietary software tool that allows doctors and technicians to conduct treatment planning based on the bone and roots–enabling them to avoid anatomically impossible tooth movement at the treatment planning stage.
Deep CBCT Analysis is a true game-changer in orthodontics! It incorporates high-precision digital models of real bone and roots into a totally new type of 3D treatment plan. Orthodontists can assess both cortical plate width and root angulation and length at each treatment step. Analyzing a tooth as a whole (crowns, roots, and bone) allows doctors to move teeth only within the bone and prevent anatomically impossible movements, such as root collision. This allows for informed and fast decisions on the possibility and exact volume of arch expansion, retraction, and root torques.
The team conducted an analysis of 1,722 patients with and without Deep CBCT Analysis. The results? Deep CBCT Analysis reduced the number of corrections in half and cut chair time by 30%.
Tooth Movement Staging
Today’s doctors are really enjoying innovative AI software for treatment planning. Thousands of clinically proven cases and studies on root and bone anatomy are integrated into staging protocols. If you don’t use a CT scan in your office, you can still benefit from Deep CBCT.
This technology ensures the effectiveness of movements that orthodontists find extremely important: arch expansion, rotation, and distalization. Internal analysis on 106 patients showed that 88% expansion and 77% rotation are accomplished without corrections. AI-driven staging also has a positive impact on movement speed. The average treatment of a Class II patient with distalization (2.5 mm) took only 12 months.*
Dr. Domracheva and the team are having exciting and unbelievable results — and they’d love to share them with you. For a complimentary online demo to see the latest in AI-driven aligners, please email education@3Dpredict.com or click here.
⃰not yet verified by peer-reviewed, published research