As I write this column, I have just returned from the biennial Invisalign Summit in Las Vegas. I have attended most of these meetings over the years, and I have to say that they just get better and be...
In this special Aligner Corner, Dr. William Gierie compares the major players in the exploding clear aligner industry. Tables list the available treatment options, materials, auxiliaries, software platforms, submission and delivery procedures, and costs for various companies.
Drs. Ojima, Dan, Watanabe, and Kumagai demonstrate how a modified OrthoPulse device can be used to accelerate sequential posterior distalization by allowing aligner changes to be made every three days. A case report illustrates the procedure.
Pros and cons of the two default staging protocols for Invisalign Class II treatment are discussed by Drs. Vicki Vlaskalic and Hiroshi Samoto. As seen in two typical patients, the sequential distalization program is probably more appropriate than the elastic simulation program for severe discrepancies.
Drs. Favero, Volpato, and Favero describe the application of clear aligners to complex interceptive treatment. Two 8-year-old patients in the early mixed dentition illustrate the coordination of aligners with techniques such as serial extraction and transverse expansion.
In this retrospective clinical study, Dr. James Crouse reviews the records of 220 patients from his practice to assess their coooperation with aligner wear. Comparisons are tabulated by patient sex and age group, and tips for managing compliance are offered.
SANDRA TAI, BDS, MS 320 pages, 1,344 illustrations. $218. 2018. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 4350 Chandler Drive, Hanover Park, IL 60133.(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com. As a former Director of...
Newly placed Invisalign attachments are frequently pulled off the teeth when the template tray is removed. This Pearl describes a few simple modifications to the bonding technique that can improve success with attachments.
Index to Volume LII 2018 Author Index* ABUBACKER SIDDIQUE, A.M., FAYYAZ AHAMED, S., FAHIMA, A., and APROS KANNA, A.S., Fixed Retainers with Bonded Pontics, 171AHMED V.K., S., ARATHI G., N., and KRISHN...
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