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Aligner orthodontics: EAS summer meeting in Portugal offers clinical and technical expertise

OPORTO, Portugal: The second European Aligner Society (EAS) summer meeting, held at the Hilton Porto Gaia hotel on 1 and 2 July, was attended by 276 ...

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Clinicians and researchers advancing aligner orthodontic treatment together

Dr Tommaso Castroflorio is the president and director of education of the European Aligner Society (EAS). He is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher, ...

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Promising partnership: World’s largest clear aligner clinic changes to Spark

PRAGUE, Czech Republic: Ormco, an expert in innovative and high-quality orthodontic treatment solutions, has announced a new partnership in the field of ...

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Align Technology announces collaboration with EAS

OPORTO, Portugal: Align Technology has announced a new collaboration with the European Aligner Society (EAS) at the society’s summer meeting that is ...

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Effective application of interproximal reduction during aligner treatment

The concept of interproximal enamel reduction (also referred to as IPR or stripping) as a means of providing space to alleviate a crowded dentition was ...

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Aligners: More regulation or just a consumer product?

Why do we need to straighten teeth? How do we do it? What is the best way? These are the big questions nowadays, and I think that the answers to these ...

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How can remote monitoring lead to better treatment outcomes?

A prevailing myth in healthcare is that the expertise of practitioners is only accessible on-site. The reality is becoming quite different today. With ...

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The role of the orthodontist: Healthcare provider or salesperson?

The demand for gorgeous, perfect smiles has exploded in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of time spent behind the screen, whether ...

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Digitally visualise clear aligner treatment results with new Align Technology outcome simulator

TEMPE, Ariz., US: Align Technology has introduced a new digital tool that uses advanced algorithms to provide in-face visualisation of a patient’s ...

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Invisible orthodontics market: North American market remains solid, Chinese market grows rapidly

The global invisible orthodontics market size was valued at US$2.9 billion (€2.7 billion) in 2020. It is expected to reach US$11.6 billion in 2027, ...

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SmileDirectClub slashes net loss, signals major strategy change for 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn., US: SmileDirectClub (SDC) became the public face of direct-to-consumer (D2C) orthodontics when it experienced phenomenal growth between...

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Sales slowdown puts the brakes on Align Technology’s record run

TEMPE, Ariz., US: Align Technology performed notably well in 2020, even as the pandemic took a bite out of income streams, and the company broke its own ...

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Straumann Group to acquire Berlin clear aligner manufacturer PlusDental

BASEL, Switzerland: The dentist-led clear aligner treatment solutions provider PlusDental is to become part of the Straumann Group. The full acquisition ...

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DentalMonitoring launches new virtual platform for a lifelong patient experience

AUSTIN, Texas, US: DentalMonitoring offers orthodontic and dental solutions and is a pioneer of the remote monitoring of dental care using artificial ...

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Cast mould clear aligners: Orthosnap upends market with greater precision, lower cost

WESTBURY, N.Y., US: Digital is undoubtedly the current buzzword in the field of orthodontics, but what if digitally produced clear aligners were less ...

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Women in dentistry: Hear from Eva-Maria Meijnen, co-CEO PlusDental

Female leaders are still under-represented in many fields, and dentistry is no exception. This situation inspired Dental Tribune International (DTI) to ...

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Clear aligners market expected to see substantial growth

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Advancements in 3D-scanning technology, thermoforming materials and 3D printing have paved the way for the clear aligner market to be ...

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Impress launches recycling initiative to keep clear aligners out of landfills

BARCELONA, Spain: The popularity of clear aligners in orthodontics has unfortunately resulted in an increased amount of refuge, and the environmental ...

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SureSmile retainers: Designed to hold teeth in place

CHARLOTTE, N.C., US/ BENSHEIM, Germany: Dentsply Sirona, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of professional dental products and technologies, has...

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Straumann SmileAward 2022 to be presented in two winning categories

BASEL, Switzerland: Straumann believes in the transformative power of dentistry. With its SmileAward, the company aims to reward dentists for their most ...

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Candid takes on the aligner market from a new angle

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., US: Clear aligner company Candid has historically pitched its services as being for orthodontists only, using that exclusivity to ...

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Clear aligners: The star of 2021

LEIPZIG, Germany: Last year, clear aligner therapy provided dentists around the world with an attractive income stream even as patient volumes remained ...

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4D-printed clear aligners found to show promise

BONN, Germany: A study led by researchers at the University Hospital Bonn has found that 4D-printed orthodontic clear aligners can apply biocompatible ...

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Australian clear aligner market to grow significantly, states new report

SYDNEY, Australia: An increasing number of Australians are wanting to repair malocclusion, and the demand for less intrusive and more cost-effective ...

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Calibrated IPR can improve predictability of clear aligner therapy

NEW YORK, U.S.: The number of dental practices that offer clear aligner treatment is increasing, and so too is the need for interproximal reduction (IPR) as...

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Graphy presents first direct 3D-printed aligner with shape memory function

COLOGNE, Germany: At the 39th International Dental Show (IDS) in September, South Korean manufacturer Graphy showcased the world’s first ...

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Pandemic headwinds batter SmileDirectClub

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: SmileDirectClub (SDC) is a leading provider of remote clear aligner therapy, but the company has missed out on the economic immunity...

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Study shows how remote monitoring can reduce orthodontic check-up frequency

DUBAI, UAE/SYDNEY, Australia: One of the most notable trends in dentistry in 2021 has been the continued rise in popularity of remotely monitored ...

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Europe’s clear aligner market heats up as Impress opens new production facility

BARCELONA, Spain: Orthodontics company Impress has opened an automated clear aligner production facility that uses HP industrial 3D-printing technology. The...

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Numerous professional dental bodies reach consensus on DIY orthodontics

LONDON, UK: Seeking to promote patient safety in dentistry, the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has recently announced that it has joined a Europe-wide...

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