Is there an age limit for placing a MARPE?

Maxillary compression is a relatively frequent problem seen in our daily practice. This osseodental discrepancy presented by the patient can be treated in different ways depending on the severity of the discrepancy and, of course, depending on the patient's age. In fact, we usually use age as a reference to determine the approximate maturation of the maxillary [...]

What are the advantages of aligners for periodontal patients?

With the increase in the number of adult patients in our practices, it is common to see cases with diminished bone support or even patients who have been treated with orthodontics as children and who have a periodontal defect caused by these treatments. When a patient with these characteristics comes to our practice, our main concern is to ensure that they do not worsen [...]

What is the effect of elastics in a Class III?

When planning Class III treatment with aligners, the movements that appear in the software can be confusing. No platform is going to tell us the limits of distalisation, nor how the planned movements are really going to occur... And neither can it reflect the effects that the elastics will have on both arches. The reality [...]

Will Invisalign be able to revolutionise jaw expansion?

Jaw expansion is a relatively common treatment for growing patients. Many children have a narrow jaw for various reasons, whether due to habits, a respiratory problem, genetics or inadequate function. This jaw deficiency can be treated with a variety of appliances: Hawley plates, disjunctors, jaw tracks, [...]

What are the differences between the EX30 and the Invisalign SmartTrack?

Talking about what aligners are made of is probably a somewhat "cumbersome" and unattractive subject. We all like to see cases, especially if they are complex, and enjoy the magnificent mechanics that some professionals apply to solve them. But materials and orthodontics are condemned to understand each other. As far as [...]

Is it necessary to do CBCT when treating a Class III?

Sequential distalisation of the lower arch with aligners is a relatively predictable and effective treatment for resolving sagittal discrepancy. Before opting for this solution to treat the Class III presented by the patient, we must determine the limits that exist for this movement. The limits of distalisation do not depend on the [...]

How should we level the curve of Spee with aligners? 

The curve of Spee is the natural curvature of the occlusal plane that follows the anatomical shape of the mandibular arch. An excessively increased curve of Spee can lead to various problems such as excessive wear of the anterior teeth, periodontal problems or joint disorders. This last aspect is often found in cases where the curve of Spee is [...]

Optimised vs. Conventional coffers

Los ataches son una pieza clave en los tratamientos con alineadores, necesarios para conseguir mejorar la eficacia y la predictibilidad de determinados movimientos dentarios. Aún así, no son imprescindibles en todas las situaciones. Hay movimientos, como la retroinclinación o la rotación de incisivos, que no requieren de la colocación de estos aditamentos para completarse. Los […]

¿Qué parámetros afectan a la impresión de modelos de resina?

La ortodoncia digital ha llevado consigo la introducción de las impresoras 3D en el sector de la odontología. Estas impresoras pueden tener diferentes fines: imprimir modelos con los que fabricar alineadores sobre ellos, imprimir retenedores o incluso, tal y como hemos visto recientemente en algún congreso, imprimir los alineadores directamente. Para garantizar el ajuste de […]

¿Tienen algún beneficio los alineadores en casos quirúrgicos?

Los tratamientos de ortodoncia, ya sean alineadores o brackets, tienen sus límites y pueden no ser aptos para todos los casos. Por esa razón, algunos de nuestros pacientes necesitarán someterse a un tratamiento de cirugía ortognática combinado con ortodoncia para poder resolver su problema adecuadamente. En aquellas maloclusiones donde el paciente presente un problema esquelético […]