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Educational aims and objectives: This article aims to establish a thorough understanding of the recent advancements in data capture for sequential aligner therapy and its impact upon tooth movement predictability.
Abstract: As the demand and sophistication for sequential aligner therapy continues to grow, orthodontists are treating patients, (especially aesthetically biased cases) with an expectation of the shortest possible treatment period. This paper examines the accuracy and precision of the traditional versus digital impression techniques for full-arch capture and presents an improved technique using the conventional methodology. The conclusion, which needs further investigation, is that more accurate initial data will produce more intimate fitting aligners, greater accuracy of force propagation, and hence more predictable outcomes
Conclusion: The demand for sequential aligner therapy continues to grow. In order to achieve optimal outcomes and shortest treatment times, the accurate recording of initial data is paramount. This paper examined the variable nature of the results from traditional and digital impression techniques. Traditional impression techniques, employing superior materials and approved protocols produce the most accurate initial data.
Orthodontic practice, 7(1), 40-44