Moderate arch collapse as well as significant crowding will necessitate multiple attachments as well as IPR. These cases should be attempted only after gaining suitable experience with simpler cases to get accustomed to IPR and attachments. Monitoring of these cases is imperative to ensure tracking and that sufficient IPR has been performed. Managing patient expectations with these cases is vital as a “perceived perfect” result is often difficult to achieve. Smile enhancement can meet the patient’s expectations if they are forewarned about the predicted results.
Moderate arch collapse
TOP TIP- “Establish patient expectations from the outset”
The above figures show a simple example of lateral incisors in crossbite.
When the aligners are in situ, they can confer enough bite opening to separate the occlusion so as to move the teeth ‘over the bite’. The correction will be a relief to the patient, both aesthetically and functionally.
This is a good example of smile enhancement through single arch treatment.
TOP TIP: “Consider the conservative nature of moving teeth rather than invasive restorative procedures”
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.