For almost 20 years, clear aligners have seen growing popularity in addressing patients' demands for orthodontic treatment that is also discreet and esthetically inconspicuous. Especially for the adult patient, these almost invisible systems are in considerable demand.
Supported by solid clinical evidence, this new work introduces and discusses all the presently available thermoplastically formed products that apply a predetermined strain to the teeth and jaw, with the goal of correcting malpositioned teeth, while also being esthetically acceptable for the patient.
More than a dozen contributions by top international experts
Includes the most recent guidelines on clinical management with aligners
Scientific approach presents evidence from material properties research, forces generated with aligners, and treatment outcome assessments
Valuable information on changes in oral microbiota, potential side effects, biocompatibility, and more
Orthodontic Aligner Treatment will be welcomed by all orthodontic specialists, as well as graduate students, researchers, and clinical faculty in the field.
Section I Introduction: Types and Material Properties
1 Aligner Treatment: An Overview
2 Material Properties of Aligners Section II Clinical Management
3 Early Treatment in Preteens and Teenagers Using Aligners
4 Teen Treatments with Aligners
5 Routine Mechanics and Aligners (Extraction/Nonextraction)
6 Precautions with Aligner Treatment
7 Clear Plastic Appliances as Retainers
8 Digital Workflow in Aligner Therapy Section III Evidence
9 Outcome Assessment and Evidence on the Clinical Performance of Orthodontic Aligners
10 Forces and Moments Generated by Aligner-Type Appliances for Orthodontic Tooth Movement
11 Aligners and the Oral Microbiome
12 Intraoral Aging and Changes on Aligner Mechanical Properties
13 Color Changes of Aligners and Thermoplastic Retainers during Intraoral Service
14 Biological Properties of Aligners
15 Aligner Treatment from the Patient Perspective