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December 2018
Volume 52, Issue 12

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The End of Braces?

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

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...

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ALIGNER CORNER

Clear Aligner Therapy: An Overview

WILLIAM V. GIERIE DDS, MS

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.

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Upper Molar Distalization with Invisalign Treatment Accelerated by Photobiomodulation

KENJI OJIMA DDS, CHISATO DAN DDS, HITOSHI WATANABE DDS, PhD, YURIKO KUMAGAI DDS

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.

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Class II Correction with Weekly Changes of Computer-Generated Aligners: Distalize or Jump?

VICKI VLASKALIC BDSc, MDSc, HIROSHI SAMOTO DDS, PhD

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.

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Managing Early Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligners

RICCARDO FAVERO DDS, MSc, ANDREA VOLPATO DDS, MSc, LORENZO FAVERO MD, DDS, MSc

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.

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Patient Compliance with Removable Clear Aligner Therapy

JAMES M. CROUSE DDS

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.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Clear Aligner Technique

REBECCA POLING DDS, MSD

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...

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PEARLS

A Modified Bonding Technique for Invisalign Attachments

NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS, BRANDON MICHAEL JOHNSON DMD, MSD, HELENA KILIC DMD, MS, MBA

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.

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Continuing Education from the December 2018 Issue (questions only)

Click here to download a PDF of the printed questions from the journal for reference. CE tests must be taken online. See the link to continuing education on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

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Index to Volume LII

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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Product News from the December 2018 Issue

PRODUCT NEWS is presented as a service to the reader and in no way implies endorsement by JCO.

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