Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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Kumar Gaurav Chhabra

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Maharashtra, India

  • Review Article   
    Living with Invisalign: Orthodontic Treatment amidst the Pandemic
    Author(s): Kumar Gaurav Chhabra*, Amit Reche, Kunika Thakare and Priyanka Paul Madhu

    Tooth movement can be performed by using sequential positioners, which are created by changing tooth positions on set-up models to replicate treatment progression. The notion is based on Kesling's 1945 positioner concept, albeit it’s subsequent application to splint therapy was labour consuming and did not result in precise tooth movement. Invisalign was created in 1997 by Align Technology, Inc (Santa Clara, CA, USA) by utilising 3D imaging technology to address these issues and allow for large-scale customisation. Their approach has many advantages, but it has certain limits, which are explained in this article. Patients increasingly prefer more aesthetically pleasing types of orthodontic therapy. Clinicians must understand the indications and limitations of such invisible therapies in order to adequately inform their patients. One of the most consistently .. View More»

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