In the book ‘TRANSPARENT PLATES TECHNIQUE’ written by Dr Sandra Tai; ‘transparent plates are the future of orthodontics’. Due to rapidly changing developments in the field of digital orthodontics, transparent orthodontics is really seen as the orthodontics of the future.
“How do these transparent aligners ensure the movement of the teeth?” is the issue that is also on the minds of our patients here.
In classical orthodontics, that is, the brackets are glued to the teeth and make a pulling movement on them is logically easily understood by our patients. The logic is similar in transparent orthodontics. The teeth move from one place to another with both the pushing movement of the buttons adhered to the teeth and the pushing force created by the pressure applied by the plates.
The more plaque material a tooth is wrapped with, the better the bonding is. For this reason, regular wearing of the plaque at all times other than eating as much as possible will ensure that this pushing movement is as desired.
In transparent aligner treatments, the location of the button to be attached to the tooth can be determined in advance and these button locations can be changed at different stages of the treatment, in this context, transparent aligners provide an extremely good pushing movement, in the same way, the buttons used for pushing the tooth can be immobilised from time to time.
In this context, transparent aligners have the ability to move the teeth as a group in treatments (extrusion, intrusion), which are the processes of removing the teeth from the jawbone to some extent and embedding the jawbone to some extent.
In orthodontics with braces, there is a movement of one tooth and a movement of the other teeth that are supported. In other words, while one tooth is buried, other teeth can extend. In transparent orthodontics, teeth can be moved as a group.
In order to eliminate the incompatibilities of the teeth with each other, some filing can be done in the enamel structure of the teeth, especially the middle horse can be made to sit.
With the method called IPR, the irregularities in the enamel of the teeth are corrected and the teeth are brought to the desired position.
The incompatibility of tooth sizes is corrected from the front as part of the planning in more transparent orthodontic treatment, and the size irregularity is also corrected during the treatment.
Transparent aligner technique requires a proactive disciplined approach, which starts with the physician’s approach and continues with the patient’s compliance and discipline during use.