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What is” Invisalign©”, and can it be used as an effective and predictable treatment Modality?

Majid Reza Tavakolijou
Orthodontist, Private Practice

Many adults want straight teeth but the unaesthetic nature of conventional metal fixed appliances deter them from seeking treatment. Alternative options are available as far as fixed appliances such as clear and/or lingual appliances, however, Invisalign© is more esthetic and comfortable with the added benefit of being removable, therefore, patients are able to maintain their normal diet and hygiene practices.
Ever since its introduction to orthodontists in USA, there have been questions and doubts about its effectiveness in replacing conventional brackets and wires among clinicians. Today worldwide over a million patients have been treated for different malocclusions with Invisalign and; therefore, there is much clinical evidence in proving its applicability.
The concept of moving teeth with clear vacuum form appliances is nothing new in orthodontics. Kessling and Nahoum introduced this concept, Sheridan and others have built upon it. However, Invisalign was first in using sophisticated computer software graphics and manufacturing technology to produce clear aligners that are very precise and predictable in moving teeth from initial to final position incrementally.
In this presentation I shall provide you with a quick over-view of Invisalign, its production, its sophisticated treatment planning software (clean check), and some sample cases treated successfully with Invisalign.


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محل نشر یا ارائه:  کنگره 10 انجمن ارتودنتیست ها
سال ایرانی :  1391
موضوع:  ارتودنسی
Level:  Postgraduate

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