As a result of ongoing digitisation, modern dentistry has changed rapidly in recent years. Most malocclusions can nowadays be treated with nearly invisible resin splints, so called aligners.
Taking impressions with an intraoral camera makes it possible to digitally simulate the patient’s individual dental situation on the computer. It also allows to simulate the progressive change over the period of treatment and makes it possible to present the patient with a digital model of the final result before the start of the treatment.
When a desired result can be realized, the aligners are fabricated for each patient individually. Depending on the severity of the malocclusion, the patient wears between 10 to 50 aligners over a period of 1 or 2 weeks each.
At the end of treatment, a very delicate retainer wire is attached to the back of the anterior teeth, to hold the teeth in their new position.