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Consequences of Poor Oral Hygiene During Clear Aligner Therapy

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 08 : PAGES (494-498) 2013

MAZYAR MOSHIRI, DMD, MS

JAMES E. ECKHART, DDS

PATRICK MCSHANE, DMD

DANIEL S. GERMAN, DDS

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While the use of clear aligners has become increasingly common in orthodontic therapy, information regarding decalcification or caries in patients undergoing aligner therapy has not been widely disseminated. Although the general assumption is that these appliances are hygienic by design, perhaps it is an assumption that needs to be questioned.

and other clear aligner trays are usually prescribed to be worn about 22 hours per day for optimal results. A plastic ali...

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