Roughly 20 years have elapsed since the commercial introduction of the first clear aligners and today they are an established and well accepted treatment modality. Not many remember but back in the early 2000’s, the Invisalign® device was greeted with much skepticism and doubt. A great deal of clinical work and marketing efforts were needed to convince the orthodontic community that this method is here to stay. Today, in many cases, aligners have become the preferred treatment option for clinicians and patients alike.
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.
The patient visits the dentist. At the initial examination, the doctor concludes whether aligners are suitable to treat this particular case
Treatment begins with diagnostic images, photos and dental impressions. Data is sent to the laboratory to create a detailed 3d virtual plan
After the doctor’s approval, a set of 3d printing files is generated. Each model is printed and represents a single treatment step
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.
|Treatment Duration||Slower||Faster but finishing is more complicated||No Therapeutic effect|
Therapeutic effect (bite correction)
|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|
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.
Go to “Get Started” Page
Submit your contact and business information. A service agreement will be generated and sent to you via email
Our support will open an account for you
Schedule a remote session with one of our reps to submit the first case. or simply watch “plan submission” video