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The necessity of multiple aligner attachments—a reality check

In my practices, lecturing and life, I live by the acronym I:CAN—Improvement: Constant and Never-Ending. This means a constant search for better ways of ...

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“Aligners have shortcomings, but using the right aligner foam helps”

The advent of clear aligners, digital scanners, 3D printing and artificial intelligence is transforming orthodontics. These technologies offer patients a ...

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3D-printing acquisition may help Align Technology to break the mould

SAN JOSE, Calif., US: Align Technology has completed its acquisition of Cubicure, a polymer specialist and pioneer of direct 3D-printing technology based in...

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SmileDirectClub leaves patients in the lurch

HOUSTON, Texas: The self-proclaimed democratiser of orthodontic care, SmileDirectClub (SDC) has abruptly shuttered its global business after less than ten ...

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European Aligner Society makes significant announcements ahead of its Valencia congress

VALENCIA, Spain: The European Aligner Society (EAS) has made several significant announcements ahead of its fifth congress, which is taking place in ...

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Webinar offers upskilling for advanced clear aligner treatment planning and execution

A comprehensive free webinar to feature on Dentsply Sirona Academy on 22 January will delve into the intricacies of clear aligner case selection, tooth ...

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European Aligner Society announces aim to surpass the limits of aligner orthodontics at Valencia event

VALENCIA, Spain: The fifth congress of the European Aligner Society (EAS) is taking place in Valencia between 29 February and 2 March and will explore ways ...

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Align Technology opens 2024 annual research programme to advance orthodontic care

TEMPE, Ariz., US: Align Technology has announced the opening of its 2024 annual research award programme to support clinical and scientific dental research ...

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Study raises concerns about AI in remote monitoring of clear aligner therapy

BOSTON, US: The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in remote monitoring for clear aligner therapy is becoming increasingly popular and promising greater ...

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ClearCorrect unveils innovative suite of new offerings designed to elevate clinical practices

ROUND ROCK, Texas, US: ClearCorrect, a leading provider of orthodontic solutions, has launched a series of new solutions and innovations to the global ...

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Ensuring predictable results in clear aligner therapy

NEW YORK, US: For many consumers, clear aligner therapy is dentistry the way it should be—aesthetic, convenient and a good fit for busy daily work or ...

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SmileDirectClub files for bankruptcy

HOUSTON, US: The flag-bearer for at-home clear aligner therapy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, signalling a potential shake-up in...

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Fifth EAS congress registration opens today

VALENCIA, Spain: The European Aligner Society (EAS) is delighted to invite everyone to its fifth congress, which is taking place in the picturesque city of ...

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Ongoing growth of the global clear aligner market

BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada: The global clear aligner market was valued at approximately US$5.2 billion (€4.8 billion) in 2022 and is expected to ...

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A Class II open bite case with missing mandibular right central incisor, managed with a hybrid aligner treatment approach

Clear aligners are not always a perfect alternative to conventional orthodontic appliances.1–4 Although theoretically it is possible to achieve good ...

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COVID-19 pandemic had both positive and negative consequences for orthodontists

RICHMOND, Va., US: No orthodontic clinician in the world was left unaffected by the extreme adaptation to practice and procedure required during the ...

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Mini-implant-borne sliders and expanders to overcome aligner limitations

Aligners are gaining in popularity in orthodontics. Advantages are aesthetics and less risk of white spot lesions.1 With aligners, teeth can be effectively ...

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ClearCorrect drives digitalisation of orthodontic journeys

ROUND ROCK, Texas, US: ClearCorrect, a leading provider of orthodontic solutions, continues to meet clinicians’ demand with its empowering digital ...

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