When considering Clear Aligner Treatment (CAT), factors that are imperative to assess at the outset are the presence of primary dental disease including any pathology, defects in root morphology etc. Take appropriate radiographs and treat all primary conditions to avoid future problem. With primary dental disease, stabilisation is the keystone to treatment success. If aberrant root morphology, (e.g. resorption, deviations or open apices) or peri-apical pathology are observed, think carefully about proceeding.
Fig.1 Root resorption identified by radiographic examination
TOP TIP “Ideally use a good quality flowable material so that attachments are easy and straightforward to adjust.”
Simple or complex cases may require composite attachments and perhaps IPR.
Active Aligners provides a comprehensive treatment plan for targeted attachment placement and an IPR map. Follow the treatment plan. Use the template provided to place the composite attachments.
Fig.2. Composite attachments in situ (SDI Luna Flow 2)
Top TIP: Use an IPR gauge to accurately measure the space created.
Why Use Active Aligners?
Drawing on the results of thousands of clear aligner treatments, Active Aligners has established treatment planning protocols to enhance the likelihood of treatment success. An expert team of orthodontists and technicians help to establish parameters to aid you in your case selection.
What this means for you is that if a case is deemed as too complex or unlikely to succeed, the treatment plan will come back as a rejection or be flagged as predicting a compromised result.
Our aim is to help clinicians achieve successful results. That’s why the company ethos is “For Dentists, By Dentists” with a caring and conscientious know-how that is beyond compare. We will support you directly, respond to your queries, even provide training in your practice.