Tooth Movement Software

Available in a range from fully manual to fully automated, the purpose of tooth movement software is to produce a printable model. There are three steps in using tooth movement software including preparing the model, segmenting teeth (from each other and from the gingiva) and moving teeth which also includes placing attachment and staging aligners. The last step is exporting the stl file so a model can be printed.

Product Comparison

Full segmentation of teeth and ability to move all teeth in the arch
Ability to easily base the models
Ability to automatically label each model with stage and patient ID
Ability to export models to STL that can be printed on any printer
Initial costs
Ongoing costs
Turnaround time
Automation LevelModel processing
Digital set-up
Batch exportation of STL file
Model labeling
Delegation level
Movement Features Attachments
Tooth movement mechanism
Digital blockouts for undercuts
Pontic placement for missing teeth
Storage location
Ability to send to third party lab to print if needed
Tech support
TechSelect Price:
I Design (Segmentation Only) - $45 (Reg. Price $49)
Xpress - $49 (Reg. Price $59)
Limited - $69 (Reg. Price $79)
Unlimited -$89 (Reg. Price $99)
Yes - Models provided to customer comes based
Yes - Models provided to customer come with stage and patient ID
No start up, hidden, or software licensing fees
$49 for Design Model Prep (Arcad sets case up digitally for doctor to do full treatment plan) and for Arcad to set up case digital and do initial treatment plan; $59 for Express; $79 for Limited; $99 for Unlimited (includes free refinement); $35 for refinements for Xpress, Limited, and after the first free one for Unlimited; All cases include bracket removal
From case submittal to doctor review - 3 to 4 business days; Doctors approval to completed (models available) - 24 hours
IPR and staging
Arcad completes within 24-48 hours
Doctor and/or Arcad
Automatic in software
STL models come sequenced
No automatic batch exportation of STL files; case is approved and ARCAD will export the STL file within 24 hours
Models come with stage and patient ID
Automatic with use of Arcad Print Cart
Automatic with use of Arcad Print Cart
Yes - Portal allows for doctors to delagate task within office as well as with 3rd labs
Available in software
Available in software
Available per doctor request
Available per doctor request
PC (Windows)
Yes (cloud-based)
TechSelect Price:
60 Day Free Trial
$50 Per Patient
$199/month for 5 Patients
$299/month for 10 Patients
$499/month for 35 Patients
(Reg. Price 30 Day Free Trial)
Yes - Various hollowing and basing for printing
30 day free trial
Supply subscription with free software, or $50 per patient, or subscription starting at $199/month
N/A - Can all be done in-house
Auto-orientation and capping of models
Automatic staging with adjustable parameters
Automatic sequential distalization
Automatic with location presets
Automatic hollowing with multiple in-fill patterns
Doctor (some tasks could be delegated to a team member)
Variety of attachments shapes, adjustable positioning, and multiple attachments
Full range of movement based on true tooth axis with multiple pivot points
Pontic library included
Mac and PC
Local and cloud
Chat, phone, email, and remote assistance
TechSelect Price:
$2.50 Per STL File Exported, Capped at $1,200/month
$2.50 per STL export, capped at $1,200 per month (no monthly or per patient fees)
N/A - Can all be done in-house
Fully automated, including model correction tools
Yes - Automated using AI to rapidly segment and identify teeth chairside
Semi-automated - A variety of software tools allow the user to make modifications
Automatic staging with adjustable parameters
Complete doctor control of advanced sequencing, moving selected teeth/areas to set up plans
Automatic - The user has ability to alter the location and size of labels if needed
Automatic hollowing if desired
Custom templates can be set for the user’s build plate and output models will automatically be placed on the tray (if needed, model placement can then be fine tuned manually)
Doctor and team
Automatically placed based on doctors' settings with ability to modify size and shape within each patient's treatment plan
Provided by both GUI widget as well as via movement table
Yes and ability to adjust as needed
Yes with automatic pontic size adjustments
PC (Mac through Parallels)
Ability to print in office or to send to uLab Systems to print
Yes - Call 866.900.8522