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J Calif Dent Assoc. 2006 Oct;34(10):793-805.

An update on present and future considerations of aligners.

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Department of Orthodontics, University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.


This report reviews the orthodontic treatment of six different patients who received removable aligners. These cases include correction of deep overbite, open bite, mild-to-moderate crowding, large overjet, cases requiring premolar extractions, the presence of multiple restorations, and cases requiring periodontal-restorative treatments, the improved periodontal status with aligners compared to fixed appliances and the use in teenagers. This report demonstrates that a wide range of cases can be effectively treated, provided the cases are thoroughly reviewed at an early stage process using Invisalgn's ClinCheck software, which will show the specific details of all consecutive appliances prior to any treatment being started so as to determine the biologic and biochemical feasibility of treatment.

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