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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part E

A comparison between two cases were treated with clear aligners versus fixed orthodontic appliances

AUTHOR(S): Rabab Al-Sabbagh and Nour Al-Obaid
ABSTRACT:Two patients presented with the chief complaint of irregularly placed upper and lower front teeth. Cephalometric analysis for the two patients indicated proclined upper and lower anterior teeth on skeletal class I jaw bases with normal growth pattern. For the first patient the overjet was 2 mm, and the overbite was 3 mm. The maxillary midline had shifted 1 mm to the left from the facial midline and 1 mm to the left from the mandibular midline. Arch perimeter analysis showed 4 mm of tooth material excess in maxillary arch and 6 mm of tooth material excess in lower arch. For the second patient the overjet was 3 mm, and the overbite was 4 mm. The maxillary midline had shifted 1 mm to the left from the facial midline and 1 mm to the left from the mandibular midline. Arch perimeter analysis showed 5 mm of tooth material excess in maxillary arch and 6 mm of tooth material excess in lower arch. Using clear aligners and interproximal enamel reduction (IER) was planned to treat the first patient, while using fixed orthodontic appliance was planned to treat the second patient. Post-treatment results showed a correction of crowded upper and lower incisors, bilateral Class I canine relation was obtained, bilateral Class I molar relation was maintained, and inclination of incisors was improved. The comparison of (treatment period-chair time-chair time in the follow up appointments) between the two patients showed that the average of clear aligners technique was less than in the fixed orthodontic appliance. At the end of treatment, the two patients showed pleased smile with improved smile arc.
Pages: 287-292  |  188 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rabab Al-Sabbagh, Nour Al-Obaid. A comparison between two cases were treated with clear aligners versus fixed orthodontic appliances. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):287-292.
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