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OrVance to launch Next Generation OrthoDots® at AAO Conference in San Diego

By April 17, 2017 No Comments

Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 17, 2017 – OrVance will introduce the next generation of OrthoDots® which is now highly preferred over dental wax by both orthodontists and patients. OrthoDots offer an easier and more effective application that stays on much longer than dental wax. The new OrthoDots will provide all the same benefits, plus it works even better, will provide a new easy-open packaging, and will be over 50% less expensive than the first generation product.

The company says it has invested in the newest technology based on very consistent feedback from its customers.

“When we launched OrthoDots back in 2015, we expected it to be more of a niche item in the market for some patients that suffered from chronic irritation and abrasions. However, we learned that OrthoDots would be preferred by most Orthodontists as the replacement to dental wax if we could hit a more competitive price target than our first product,” said Ron Schutt, Managing Partner/President of OrVance. “So to accomplish this, we have set out to invent an even better technology, that is much more scalable and will be sold for much less than the first generation OrthoDots product.”

OrthoDots is the only product on the market with a moisture-activated adhesive which is now imbedded within a medical-grade silicone blend. The silicone material used in OrthoDots is over 30 times more pliable than the leading brand of dental wax, preventing the crumbling associated with traditional wax products. The result is a new patent-pending product that works even better and can be made in high volumes at a much lower cost.

Additionally, the new OrthoDots will have an easy-open hygienic packaging feature, just like a bandage. “Rather than reinvent the wheel, we invested in this packaging technology since we know it is the most preferred package for similar healthcare products,” said Dr. Mike Silver, co-inventor of OrthoDots. “Not only is the product easier and faster to apply, it is also in a single-use hygienic package, just like all other products that are used in a healthcare setting.”

Dr. Scott Tyler, Orthodontist in Michigan and Advisor to OrVance said, “Given the many benefits the new OrthoDots provide over wax, I can’t imagine why any progressive Ortho practice would continue to dispense the bulk dental wax to their patients.” There is also nothing like the OrthoDots® ProPack on the market for fast and hygienic chairside application.”

Free sample kits are available to all Orthodontic practices and resident programs at OrVance.com. OrthoDots are available from several major suppliers – learn where to buy. OrthoDots is the flagship product launch by OrVance, which is a new venture out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, focused on developing proprietary new products for orthodontic treatment.