Invisalign Clinical Preferences You Could Try
Have you been looking for the best way to optimize your own work with Invisalign? If this is something you have been considering, there’s a lot you may want to think about – and we’ve summarized some of our own favorite Invisalign consulting tips to help you take control over your own cases. But, of course, it’s worth considering that not every option will necessarily match every case, so be sure to tailor this to your patient’s unique needs.
8 Ideas to Optimize Your Invisalign Cases
#1 Make Cases Twice as Long
One of the first options you may want to look at is whether the patient could benefit from their Invisalign case being longer. A longer Invisalign case may result in better results – although it is naturally a lot more expensive for the patient.
#2 Add Anterior Bite Turbos
Another option is adding bite turbos to your cases (and remove bite turbos 3 aligners before finishing cases). These are highly applicable for almost every case unless there is an issue with the crown-to-root ratio or the like.
#3 Finish Cases with 3 Points of Molar Acclusion and 2 Points of Premolar Occlusion
Where possible, you may want to consider finishing cases with three points of molar acclusion and two points of premolar occlusion. Of course, this may not necessarily apply in cases where you have retained baby teeth or implants.
#4 Use Attachments Over Power Ridges
It’s not uncommon to use power ridges, but attachments may better fit your patient’s needs. As such, if this might be something that’s worthwhile for your patients, make sure to consider if this could offer benefits.
#5 Fully De-Rotate Premolars
In some cases, premolars may not necessarily straighten up readily. In line with this, try to check this when doing Invisalign to ensure you have fully de-rotated premolars if necessary. Premolars may not always be automatically straightened, so sthis is important to keep in mind.
#6 Add Mesial Root Tips to Upper 2s
In many cases, return cases – especially if you’ve been using CBC functionality – will see distal tips that haven’t been uprighted. As such, you may want to add mesial root tips to upper 2s; slanted teeth with unparallel roots can cause poor loading of the teeth.
#7 Properly Torque 2-2
Always make sure you properly torque 2-2, based on the level needed by your patient. This may be something you need to ask for as part of your Invisalign orthodontics cases; luckily, Invisalign should be able to cater for this if you ask for greater tension on the 2-2.
#8 Level Inscisal Edges
Another option you could consider is leveling the inscisal edges. Not all patients will need it, but any slight issues may leave you needing to consider this to prevent further issues down the line.
#9 Upright Molars
As a final tip, don’t forget to ask Invisalign to upright molars if you want to help with results when finishing cases. These processes often take a lot of time, so make sure that you’ve asked for this at the outset.
If you’ve been looking for ways to optimize your Invisalign cases with clients, we strongly recommend trying some of today’s tips. While they may not suit or be necessary for all patients, considering whether they could help might make a big difference.
If you have any further questions about the optimal way to streamline your own Invisalign cases, don’t hesitate to contact our experts here at Straight Smile Solutions for your own consulting session. We can help with one-off cases or longer term solutions to ensure you’ve got the optimal plans in place.
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