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July 30, 2019

Author: Konstantin Pipunurov

What are Clear Aligners?

Aligners are transparent trays aimed to correct the malocclusion. They are easy to use and can always be removed before eating and put on again. Introduced more than 20 years ago , aligners have become a popular orthodontic treatment modality among both doctors and patients. 

Very seldom do aligners cause any allergies and do not damage the dental tissues. They are also almost invisible and removable, which makes them very convenient when compared with braces.

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How do Aligners Work? 

  1. The patient visits the dentist. At the initial examination, the doctor concludes whether aligners are suitable to treat this particular case

  2. Treatment begins with diagnostic images, photos and dental impressions. Data is sent to the laboratory to create a detailed 3d virtual plan

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  4. After the doctor’s approval, a set of 3d printing files is generated. Each model is printed and represents a single treatment step

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  6. Printed models are then vacuum-formed to fabricate the aligners. Each aligner moves the teeth around 0.25mm 

What are the advantages of the aligners?

  • Transparent and invisible.No metal wires and brackets that could attract the attention of others

  • Comfortable to wear

  • Easy to use. Each aligner should be worn 20-22 hours a day, except for eating, brushing and flossing. 

  • No health side effects. Aligners can be removed when the patient needs to eat or brush teeth.

  • Do not cause allergies. They are made of hypoallergenic materials, therefore they are suitable for everyone 

Please take a look at comparing table of different treatment methods.

Therapeutic effect Aligners Braces Veneers
Treatment Duration Slower Faster but finishing is more complicated No Therapeutic effect
Therapeutic effect (bite correction)
yes yes no 
How effect is achieved simultaneous rotation and displacement in the right direction due to tight girth of each tooth sequential rotation, horizontal / vertical offset stick on crooked teeth
Actual teeth alignment yes yes no 
Risk of caries development no  yes no 
Whitening effect only before or after treatment only before or after treatment immediately after installation
Ability to change the look of teeth no  no  yes
Post-treatment retainers - MANDATORY PROCEDURE retainers - MANDATORY PROCEDURE no 
Reversibility of treatment partially reversible partially reversible irreversible 

What will you get with eXceed?

Exceed helps to make aligner treatment more affordable for your patients. Being a “Second Generation Aligner Provider, we do not make you pay for plastic - we charge for the only clinical treatment planning. This allows saving up to 70% on the aligner lab fees - and more patients as a result. 

After the treatment plan approval, you will get a set of generated 3d printing files and produce your own aligners under your own brand in your office. 

How to start?

  1. Go to “Get Started” Page

  2. Submit your contact and business information. A service agreement will be generated and sent to you via email

  3. Our support will open an account for you

  4. Schedule a remote session with one of our reps to submit the first case. or simply watch “plan submission” video

 

 


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