Clear aligners entered into the mainstream orthodontic practice and an esthetic alternative to braces more than 2 decades ago. In that time the scope for their use has increased exponentially, and today they are being used to manage all types of malocclusions. A review of basic orthodontic principles and how clear aligners work will be done. The main part of the presentation will look at a diverse selection of clinical cases, based on patient age, type of malocclusion and other clinical variables and strategies used to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.
- Review the fundamentals of clear aligner therapy.
- Review the basics of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning for clear aligner treatment.
- Discuss practice pearls to ensure successful treatment with clear aligners.