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Orthodontic

Clear Aligner Orthodontic Therapy

Clear aligner therapy is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made, transparent aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning. They often are a more aesthetic and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces.

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Clear Aligner Dental Solutions at Oceanic Dental Lab

A few things should be considered when recommending this treatment option:

  • The patient’s requirements for aesthetic treatment options
  • The patient’s dental anatomy
  • Any contraindications such as active dental disease

Fixed orthodontic treatment, also known as dental braces, has traditionally been the method of choice for correcting dental malocclusion. However, recent shifts in patient demographics have led to a significant increase in demand for appliances that are both more aesthetic and more comfortable than conventional fixed appliances.

Since this treatment is removable, patients must wear the appliance for at least 22 hours per day, removing it only for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and during certain sports activities. Patient adherence is crucial to achieving the desired treatment outcomes

Clear Aligner Treatment Plan, Repairs and Adjustments

Oceanic Dental Laboratory utilises state-of-the-art technology that enables us to create orthodontic clear aligners with fast turnaround time. With our digital workflow, we use .STL files to create a clear aligner that is aesthetic, and comfortable for your patient to wear. These methods enable us to fabricate an aligner treatment plan service for your patients.

Need a quick replacement for an aligner? Our digital workflow enables us to create an aligner with fast turnaround time for your dental practice.

Additional Clear Aligner Information

In 1946, Kesling introduced the concept of clear orthodontic appliances to move malaligned teeth. In 1998, Align Technology, Inc. released Invisalign® which was followed by a list of similar devices by Orthoclear®, ClearCorrect®, SmileDirectClub®, which are broadly based on the same basic principles.

An orthodontic clear aligner appliance may cover many or all of the teeth, but from that common point, there are major and significant differences that affect the ability of any given aligner system to treat a wide range of orthodontic problems.

An orthodontist may use this type of therapy to potentially shorten treatment times for many patients. A pedodontist may incorporate clear aligner techniques in preventive and interceptive treatments for children with malocclusion.

Meanwhile, a general dentist with the necessary training and competencies may use clear aligners to treat simple malocclusions and to utilise segmented tooth movement as part of a broader, multidisciplinary treatment plan.

FAQ

How does Oceanic Dental Laboratory support dentists with clear aligner therapy?

Our lab uses state-of-the-art digital technology to quickly create custom aligners. We can fabricate a full treatment plan service based on .STL files supplied by dental practices, and offer technician-support with any questions you may have about your patient case.

Can general dentists offer clear aligner therapy?

Yes, general dentists with the appropriate training and skills can use clear aligners to treat simple malocclusions and as part of a wider, multidisciplinary treatment plan.

Does Oceanic Dental Laboratory offer Aligner repairs and adjustments?

We can quickly produce replacements or make adjustments to aligners, ensuring minimal disruption in the treatment process for your patients.

Can clear aligners be used for children?

Yes, a pedodontist might use clear aligner techniques in preventive and interceptive treatments for children with malocclusion.

How do I get started with Oceanic Dental Laboratory?

To begin offering clear aligner therapy through Oceanic Dental Laboratory, call us at 1300 792 990 to discuss your needs and how we can support your treatment plans.

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