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Annual Session 2022

AS22B34 - Surgery First with Clear Aligner Technique

May 22, 2022 8:35am ‐ May 22, 2022 9:05am

Credits: None available.


In this presentation, Dr. Tai will discuss how to treat orthognathic surgery cases with clear aligners. Case selection criteria for a surgery first approach will be discussed, together with appointment sequencing, post surgery fixation and a comprehensive surgical protocol. Collaboration with the oral surgeon for orthognathic surgical planning for surgery first cases will be outlined in detail.

Learning Objectives:

  • Select suitable orthognathic cases for a surgery first approach with clear aligners.
  • Set up a surgical treatment plan on the digital software with a checklist to ensure that all dental compensations have been removed in the treatment of the malocclusion either pre or post surgery.
  • Implement a detailed protocol on how to treatment plan a surgery first orthognathic case with the oral surgeon.



  • Sandra Tai, BDS, MS, Cert Ortho, FRCD : Grants/Research Support, Consultant, Stock Shareholder: Align Technology


Credits: None available.

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