Chapter 19. Aligners

  1. Fiona Grist R.D.N., B.A. (Hons) OU

Published Online: 28 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch19

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

How to Cite

Grist, F. (2010) Aligners, in Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333183

Online ISBN: 9781444325522

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Keywords:

  • aligners;
  • aligners, similar in appearance to Essix retainers - made of flexible plastic;
  • aligners popular with adults;
  • disadvantages of system - aligner not be worn sufficiently, cannot produce enough force to achieve steady progress;
  • aligner types;
  • Inman aligner, a removable appliance;
  • technique, used selectively in fixed appliance therapy;
  • oscillating movement – causing less striation of enamel;
  • air rotor;
  • single appliance aligner - the Inman Aligner

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of Aligners

  • Interproximal Stripping or Interdental Enamel Reduction

  • Air Rotor

  • Manual

  • Start of Treatment

  • Type One

  • Type Two