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Annual Session 2021

AS21B48 - Aligner Treatment for the Elderly

Jun 26, 2021 3:20pm ‐ Jun 26, 2021 3:40pm


The increase in life expectancy in recent decades was greater than the increase in quality of life for the elderly. Orthodontics is known to improve people's quality of life, and this lecture will show that patients between 65 and 90 years old can also benefit from orthodontic treatment with a pre-established period of 6 months. Several important aspects need to be considered when treating this age group, including a modified aligner design to meet patients’ anatomical and motor characteristics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acknowledge that orthodontic treatment improves the quality of life of older patients.
  • Properly design the aligners to meet the anatomical characteristics of this age group.
  • Prescribe orthodontic treatment with aligners for patients over 65 years of age.



  • Jorge Faber, DDS, MS, PhD : Grants/Research Support: Align Technology

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