Invisalign Strategy #4
Refinements and additional aligners are a necessary step towards achieving the best results with Invisalign clear aligners. In this video I outline a strategy utilized to obtain four transitional stages or “passive” aligners. At this date, the Align Treat Software does not allow passive aligners on both arches so we use a workaround that is acceptable. The instructions to the technician is as follows:
“Once all movements are completed, please provide 4 passive stages followed by one stage of virtual power chain.”
In order to provide the passive aligners, the technicians will usually do a small amount of movement in one tooth during the last 4 passive stages. The latter movement is clinically insignificant and it would not prevent the next set of trays from properly fitting. This strategy allows the patient to be scanned in between sets of aligners and maintain the routine of changing aligners. Utilizing this strategy has proved to be very helpful in clinical and patient management.
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Dr. Andre Ferreira is the owner of Advance Orthodontics. His practice in Anniston AL offers orthodontic treatment with traditional braces and Invisalign Clear Aligner. ” Our mission is to give our patients beautiful smiles and amazing customer service.”