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Clear Aligner Treatment- One Size Does NOT Fit ALL Dr. Clark Colville. AAO June 2021. Episode 109

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Farooq Ahmed

Orthodontics and aligners

·      Aligntech growth every quarter

·      Smile Direct Company 3.2 billiomn

·      Densply stopping fixed appliance production,  purchased Bite (direct to consumer) for 1 billion and moved into aligner market

·      Expect 25% growth annually

·      Aligners within the orthodontic practice 25% Benson, by 2030 50+

Innovations from aligners

·      Expansion and aligners: with screw

·      Invisalign first

·      AP correction MA appliance

·      G8

 

Which aligner system

·      Patient preference

·      Doctor preference

·      Biomechanics

 

Patient preference

·      Complaint of the patient, timeline, cost

 

 

Decision maker

·      In house aligners, usually $10 or less. 1-8 aligners

·      External company displacement driven 7-14 aligners

·      Invisalign 14+ force driven system

 

Cost

·      In house, packaging not important / ULab 1 day with inhouse printing

·      Outsource: STAR, 3-4 days

·      Invisalign: premium for  packaging , biomechanics , complex movements

 

 

 

 

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