• Section 1: Introduction: Types and Material Properties
Chapter 1: Aligner Treatment: An Overview
Chapter 2: Material Properties of Aligners
• Section 2: Clinical Management
Chapter 3: Early Treatment in Preteens and Teenagers Using Aligners
Chapter 4: Teen Treatments with Aligners
Chapter 5: Routine Mechanics and Aligner Treatment (Extraction/Nonextraction)
Chapter 6: Precautions with Aligner Treatment
Chapter 7: Clear Plastic Appliances as Retainers
Chapter 8: Digital Workflow in Aligner Therapy
• Section 3: Evidence
Chapter 9: Outcome Assessment and Evidence on the Clinical Performance of Orthodontic Aligners
Chapter 10: Forces and Moments Generated by Aligner-Type Appliances for Orthodontic Tooth Movement
Chapter 11: Aligners and the Oral Microbiome
Chapter 12: Intraoral Aging and Changes on Aligner Mechanical Properties
Chapter 13: Aligner and Retainer Color Changes during Intraoral Service
Chapter 14: Biological Properties of Aligners
Chapter 15: Aligner Treatment from the Patient Perspective
For almost 20 years, clear aligners have seen growing popularity in addressing patients' demands for orthodontic treatment that is also discreet and esthetically inconspicuous. Especially for the adult patient, these almost invisible systems are in considerable demand.
Supported by solid clinical evidence, this new work introduces and discusses all the presently available thermoplastically formed products that apply a predetermined strain to the teeth and jaw, with the goal of correcting malpositioned teeth, while also being esthetically acceptable for the patient.
• More than a dozen contributions by top international experts
• Includes the most recent guidelines on clinical management with aligners
• Scientific approach presents evidence from material properties research, forces generated with aligners, and treatment outcome assessments
• Valuable information on changes in oral microbiota, potential side effects, biocompatibility, and more
Orthodontic Aligner Treatment will be welcomed by all orthodontic specialists, as well as graduate students, researchers, and clinical faculty in the field.
This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.