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Stop asking aligners to do things they are not good at!

Clear aligners have come a long way in the past 25 years and have evolved to be incredibly pervasive and effective, thanks to enormous consumer demand and ...

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British Orthodontic Conference in Birmingham gathers largest number of UK orthodontists

BIRMINGHAM, UK: The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) held its annual conference in September, and the event represented the largest gathering of ...

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Providing best orthodontic treatment in era of patient empowerment

LONDON, UK: Digital technologies have changed the way in which we live and the ways in which we align teeth. According to leading UK orthodontic specialist ...

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Orthobrain launches clear aligner system designed by orthodontists

CLEVELAND, US: Dentists have a wide range of choices when it comes to selecting a clear aligner system for their clinic, and the options are increasingly ...

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Global clear aligner market: The stars are aligned

BURNABY, Canada: The global clear aligner market continues to grow at a rapid pace and looks set to overtake fixed appliances as the most popular ...

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Indian Orthodontic Society campaigns against at-home aligner treatment

CHENNAI, India: The Indian Orthodontic Society (IOS) has submitted a complaint about direct-to-consumer (D2C) clear aligner therapy to the country’s ...

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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 the ...

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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 in ...

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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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“Having a digital practice will be vital for practice growth”

Dental Tribune International (DTI) had the opportunity to speak with Jim Zarzour, head of dental solutions at Nexa3D, a company specialising in the ...

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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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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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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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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 direct 3D-printed...

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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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EAS congress: It felt good to be back at a live event!

It is a pleasure to report back on our first live face-to-face event in over a year and a half. In Malta, the European Aligner Society (EAS) hosted its ...

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Interview: The strength of a profession lies in coming together as a community

After three postponements owing to coronavirus restrictions, the third European Aligner Society (EAS) congress was finally held on 7 to 9 October. Dental ...

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SmileDirectClub expands into France

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: Clear aligner manufacturer SmileDirectClub (SDC) has recently announced that it is planning to launch its orthodontic products in ...

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Align Technology showcases digital portfolio

COLOGNE, Germany: At IDS 2021, Align Technology will be showcasing the Align Digital Platform, including the most recent innovations from its digital ...

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LM-Activator: Delivering early orthodontic intervention

COLOGNE, Germany: LM-Dental takes great pride in turning dental care into a safe, efficient and altogether pleasant experience. At the 2021 International ...

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