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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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Pushing the boundaries with clear aligners: Multidisciplinary treatment planning

The evolution of clear aligner therapy has transformed the way we connect and communicate with our patients. As clinicians, it has also redefined our ...

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Agreement frees thousands of clear aligner patients from non‑disclosure agreements

WASHINGTON, US: Patients who are unhappy with their orthodontic treatment must be allowed to speak out about it and file complaints if necessary. This was ...

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Biotech Dental opens Industry 4.0 factory for its Smilers

Monday, 19 June, was a beautiful sunny day in Salon-de-Provence, when orthodontists, collaborators, partners, entrepreneurs and members of the press ...

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Boosting facial aesthetics through a hybrid approach of the Carriere Motion appliance and Reveal clear aligners

When Dr Edward Angle first classified malocclusions for orthodontic treatment, he created the categories of Class I, II and III, the principal categories by...

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Interview at the EAS congress: Dr Flores Mir talks about the orthodontic patient’s treatment journey

Professor of orthodontics Dr Carlos Flores Mir is the director of the orthodontic graduate programme and director of graduate studies at the University of ...

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Fourth EAS congress shows how important it has become for orthodontics

TURIN, Italy: The fourth European Aligner Society (EAS) congress, held from 11 to 13 May at the Centro Congressi Lingotto in Turin, was a remarkable event. ...

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All buttoned up! Styling your plastic with elastics

Clear aligners have become a popular method of orthodontic treatment in the new millennium, led by the launch of Invisalign by Align Technology in 1997. ...

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Perio-ortho synergy: “Excellent periodontal health is mandatory for a predictable orthodontic outcome”

The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) chose “perio-ortho synergy”—a combined periodontal and orthodontic treatment approach—as the topic ...

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Fraunhofer using smart materials to make clear aligner therapy cheaper, more sustainable

POTSDAM, Germany: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) and the University Hospital of Düsseldorf have developed a new...

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Clear aligners: Study examines anchorage loss during maxillary molar distalisation

ROME, Italy: Seeking to address a gap in the literature, researchers have analysed premolar and canine anchorage loss occurring during maxillary molar ...

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ClearCorrect: Your partner in orthodontics

COLOGNE, Germany: ClearCorrect, the Straumann Group’s flagship orthodontic brand, is excited to announce new products and features launching at the ...

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ClearCorrect to unveil range of new products at IDS

BASEL, Switzerland/COLOGNE, Germany: During  the International Dental Show (IDS), ClearCorrect, the Straumann Group’s flagship orthodontic brand, will ...

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