As a general dentist venturing into the orthodontics world, understanding the different types of cases you might be presented with is hugely important. This can significantly impact your choice of clear aligners and can determine whether you’ll be tackling easy orthodontics or more difficult cases. As such, today’s brief guide has outlined some of the main things you should know about “green light cases” to help make selection easier.
What are Green Light Cases?
Green light cases are great examples of easy orthodontics treatments that are simple and straightforward to tackle. These cases are great options for new general dentists to take who are just getting started in the ortho field. Plus, you can use almost any clear aligner systems for these cases.
Examples of Green Light Cases
Green light cases can include patients who fit into the following examples:
– Class 1 molars and canines
– No missing or impacted teeth (excluding 3rd molars)
– No history of periodontal disease
– Moderate or mild crowding or spacing (6mm or less)
– Minor overbite and deepbite cases between 10% and 70%
– No openbites or crossbites
Usually, these will be permanent teeth cases or relapses. They are very quick and simple to address and make for incredibly easy orthodontics cases while you’re learning the ropes.