Clinical orthodontics is an ever-evolving field of dentistry with the introduction of new techniques and approaches aimed at reducing treatment duration combined with the enhanced restoration of esthetics and function.
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Clear aligners have been developed and refined over the past few years to achieve desirable and optimal tooth movement. This article will shed light on the biomechanics of clear aligners and its effect on orthodontic tooth movement.
Enameloplasty, also called odontoplasty, dental contouring, tooth reshaping, or tooth stripping, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a very small amount of enamel is removed or filed to change the length, shape, or surface of a tooth.
Orthodontics involves the movement of teeth within the jaw. It allows clinicians to apply mechanical forces on the teeth and attain the desired teeth positions, functionality, and aesthetics for their patients.
Over the years, clear aligners have increased in popularity owing to the comfort and esthetics they offer when compared to traditional braces. In addition, we've seen an increase in the treatment of advanced malocclusion cases, all thanks to auxiliaries like attachments and buttons!
Clear aligners have gained popularity ever since their introduction owing to the unique perks that they offer. Patients favor them because of their virtually invisible appearance and increased comfort. On the other hand, clinicians find them attractive owing to several benefits
Clear aligner technology has evolved drastically in the last two decades. Although clear aligners seem relatively new, the concept of using removable appliances to move and correctly position teeth dates back to the 1940s. The aligners themselves have been modified extensively to increase the efficacy of tooth movements.
Interproximal reduction is a very common procedure that is performed during orthodontic treatment. Every procedure has its own significance and the same holds true for interproximal reduction or IPR. So, what is IPR (interproximal reduction) and why is it done?