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Aligner Techniques in Orthodontics. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5178939
  • Book
  • February 2021
  • 182 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An essential guide to the theoretical and practical clinical information on different aligner techniques in orthodontics

Aligner Techniques in Orthodontics is filled with the theoretical and practical clinical information on the popular aligner techniques with a focus on Invisalign. Written by practicing orthodontists and noted experts on the topic, the book is designed to help practitioners develop their skills in using aligners in orthodontics. The authors describe in detail the clear and simple methods for treating patients using different aligner techniques, as well as material on treating any given malocclusion.

The book is filled with descriptive illustrations and includes helpful suggestions and ideas for implementing the various aligner techniques. This important guide:

  • Provides theoretical and practical clinical information on different aligner techniques including Invisalign
  • Offers clear and simple methods to treat patients using different aligner techniques
  • Explains how to use clear aligners to treat a given malocclusion
  • Written by two renowned experts in Align and Invisalign technology

Written for practicing orthodontists and general dentists, Aligner Techniques in Orthodontics provides an invaluable resource for practicing orthodontists.

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0. History, current situation and future of aligners.

1. Basic principles with aligners

2. Why Invisalign?

3. Patient communication skills

4. Keys for Practice Growth

5. Patient selection

6. Movement predictability with aligners

7. Types of treatments with Invisalign

8. Pillars of Invisalign technique

9. Attachments and SmartForce features

10.   Clinical preferences

11.   Attachments bonding & IPR

12.   Digital workflow

- Records

- Creating new patient

13.  ClinCheck software

- The perfect ClinCheck review in 10 steps

- Dynamic evaluation of the ClinCheck

- Staging Tab

- Simultaneous, sequential and reciprocal movements

- Communication with the technician

14.   Treatment monitoring and appointments protocol

15.  Troubleshooting and retention

Auxiliary techniques

Finishing techniques

Retention

16.  Arch length discrepancies:

- 16
1 Spacing

- 16.2 Crowding cases

17. Growing patients

- 17.1 First treatment 

- 17.2 Teen treatment

18.  Transverse discrepancies

- 18.1 Symmetric expansion

- 18.2 Asymmetric expansion

19.  Sagittal discrepancies:

- Class II:   Treated with MA mandibular advancement

        Treated with expansion and class II elastics

        Treated with sequential distalization

        Treated with simultaneous distalization

        Treated with top-jet

- Class III

- Maxillomandibular protrusion

20.  Vertical discrepancies

- Open bite

- Deep bite

21.  Asymmetries

- Growing patients with asymmetry

- Adults with asymmetry

22.  Extraction cases

- Extraction of a lower incisor

- Extraction of first premolar

- Extraction of second premolar

23.  Multidisciplinary cases: implants

24. Pre-restorative orthodontics

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Javier Lozano Zafra
Susana Palma Moya
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