April 1, 2021
As the profession of orthodontics evolves, we as orthodontists must continue to create solutions in order to offer a variety of treatment options to our patients. Furthermore, with the current challenges to our profession, we can elevate ourselves and our practices by expanding our possibilities and incorporating new treatment modalities. We must remember as specialists in orthodontics and craniofacial orthopaedics, every treatment plan should consider an orthodontic component, as well as an orthopaedic component, even in the non-growing patient. Remember, the word “orthopaedic” by definition means the correction of deformities of bones or muscles.1
October 15, 2020
When I first heard about clear aligners in the early 2000s (the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of clear aligners to straighten teeth in 1980), it must have sounded like science fiction. The fact that it was created in Silicon Valley by people who had nothing to do with the dental industry, in seeking solutions that do not require complicated appliances in the mouth, is really an incredible story.
May 15, 2019
Anti-ageing is a branch of medicine focused on how to prevent, slow or reverse the effects of ageing, thus helping people to live longer and healthier lives. Recently, however, more evidence-based medicine has led to antiageing becoming a multi-billion-dollar industry. In the past few decades, the market for anti-ageing products and services has grown into a global industry valued at an estimated US$261.9 billion in 2013, up from US$162 billion just five years before, according to BCC Research, a publisher of technology market research reports based in Wellesley in the US.
June 6, 2018
CEREC has become part of everyday life at our practice where I and three other general dentists work. We treat not only patients from the direct vicinity, but also patients from some 600 km away; indeed, these make up around 25 per cent of our client base today. Treatment in a single session is thus an important “added value” service for our patients. And that is reflected in our system’s take-up rate. As a practitioner, it is important to me not to have to compromise when it comes to restorations and, in particular, to have full control over the process at all times. That may sound trivial, but it has a major impact on the treatment itself, including the dental technology aspect, on my time management, as I can treat another patient during CAD/CAM production, and also on the cost-effectiveness of my practice. And, of course, one should not forget the high levels of patient satisfaction. Our patients couldn’t be more impressed with CEREC, especially when they realise the indications for which it can be used in implantology and orthodontics.
April 25, 2018
In recent decades, we have witnessed the substantial development and expansion of the use of fixed orthodontic appliances. While their application has many advantages, several problems related to the health of the soft tissue may sometimes appear during treatment. In fact, the use of fixed orthodontic appliances may provoke labial desquamation, erythema multiforme, gingivitis and gingival enlargement.
March 21, 2018
The purpose of this article is to show the diferent modalities of treatment for upper lateral incisors agenesis. In daily practice, orthodontists often meet cases of upper lateral incisors agenesis. The two common treatment options are: space closure, using canines to substitute the missing lateral incisors, or space opening for future restorations.
March 6, 2018
My learning pathway with the IAS Academy was slightly different from the normal route in that I took the ClearSmile Aligner course first, then the ClearSmile Inman Aligner one and then the ClearSmile Brace course. I trained with aligners first by shadowing my former principal, who used a different clear aligner system to great effect.
August 15, 2017
Traditionally, the diagnosis in orthodontics gives a lot of importance to cephalometry and the analysis of the dental casts. The development of new technologies does not intend to discard traditional concepts, in fact, it intends to provide more information allowing a wider approach of our patients and resulting in a more thorough diagnosis.