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Invisalign ClinCheck: 5 reasons to work with it

Introduction: Initial considerations

If you work with aligners, I am sure that more than once you have considered to change the brand, although most probably you have had doubts: is the material they use good?, will I be able to learn how to use the software without going crazy?, am I going to start from 0 again?....

To help you in your decision, we are going to write a series of blogs in which we will show you the advantages of each of the main brands of aligners available on the market. In this first blog in the series we will start by talking about the best known of them all: Invisalign

Align offers us the Clincheck Clincheck Invisalign so that we can plan our treatments. This programme has undergone countless modifications since its origin. We could say that it is one of the most complete and versatile on the market. Let's take a look at its strong points:

Advanced 3D controls with the invisalign clincheck

The management we have with the Invisalign ClinCheck to place the teeth in their ideal position as well as to modify the shape and position of the attachments is one of the strong points of the software. We can lock and immobilise pieces, select one or several teeth at a time to move them as a block, decide which attachments to place... As it is such a complete tool, at the beginning it can be "overwhelming" to see so many buttons and so many different windows, but in a matter of weeks we will have it under control.

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Optimised attacks

Without wishing to enter into controversy, as there are doctors who are staunch defenders of the conventional ataches irrespective of the brand they use, the optimised Invisalign attachments have a number of features associated with them (SmartForces) which, in most cases, help to improve the predictability of movements.

In addition, there is now the option to place them manually, just like a conventional atache, by selecting the optimised atache we want according to the movement we are giving a higher priority to.

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Customised planning with the invisalign clincheck

In the latest programme updates, Invisalign is focusing on streamlining the processes and providing us with ClinChecks adapted to our preferences. This improvement, known as "IPP", allows the doctor to select which treatment strategies or protocols to follow for each case according to their initial malocclusion, distinguishing between treatments for adult and growing patients.

This division between patient groups seems to me to be a great success, as the predictability of the movements is different and we can opt for different solutions for, for example, correcting a Class II in a child as opposed to an adult.

Thanks to this addition, we will no longer need to fill in any case prescriptions when sending the records, thus saving time. With the preferences we have entered in the Invisalign ClinCheckIf you are not able to use it, you will receive a first plan ready to be modified. Although we consider this section to be an advantage, it still needs a lot of development before it can function optimally.

The movement algorithm 

In a world of numbers and artificial intelligence, the volume of data and information available to each company can be a differentiating factor. After several million patients treated, Invisalign has sufficient records to create a more sophisticated and precise movement algorithm than the rest, being able to analyse and interrelate movements to determine their difficulty and optimal speed.

Most software is based on basic algorithms where, for example, 1° or 2° of rotation per stage or 0.25 mm of translation per aligner, but does not provide for the possibility of adapting these speeds when combining movements. This algorithm, which provides for Invisalign is able to analyse these combinations, which can make a difference in the most complex cases.

CBCT

CBCT integration

For a couple of years now, we have also had the possibility of attaching DICOM files to STL files, thus achieving a better visualisation of the patient's anatomical structures in the Invisalign ClinCheck with a small "but": This CBCT file is a processed image of the original DICOM, so it will not always accurately represent the patient's bone structures and root anatomy. In the next blogs we will explain the importance of this detail.

Conclusion

This concludes the first blog-comparison of aligner software. In the next chapter we will talk about another of the most powerful companies in the sector... We give you a hint: They are just a few steps away from releasing the mandibular advancement. 

If you have just started working with the Invisalign brand and want to learn how to use it, sign up to the SAS methodThe only personalised training in which you will master invisible orthodontics through your own cases.

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