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Invisible Orthodontics: Gen. Next!

G. Shivaprakash

Citation Information : Shivaprakash G. Invisible Orthodontics: Gen. Next!. CODS J Dent 2012; 4 (1):8-11.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-4-1-8

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


The awareness about orthodontics has lead to drastic increase in many adult & adolescent seeking orthodontic treatment over the past decade. The two major setbacks for non acceptance include visibility of the appliance and the long duration of treatment. To overcome the aboveinvisible braces like - ceramic brackets, lingual brackets came into existence, but could not reduce the treatment time to a greater extent. Later surgical procedures like periodontal distraction, dentoalvelor distraction & inclusion of implant came to play. But involved surgical risk. To overcome these - the invisible braces so called clear aligners came into existence.

Clear aligners are a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that orthodontists use as an alternative to traditional metal/ceramic braces. They are more comfortable, kinder to tissues and used for minor orthodontic corrections.

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