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2018 Annual Session Conference

The Hybrid Treatment Plan: Getting the Best Combination of Today’s Therapeutic Options

May 8, 2018 8:50am ‐ May 8, 2018 9:35am


Traditionally, orthodontists select a single orthodontic appliance type (lingual or labial brackets, or aligners) for both dental arches throughout the duration of treatment. This lecture will demonstrate the advantages of selecting differing appliance types for the two dental arches based on the esthetic, mechanical, efficiency, and financial goals. Also, this lecture will include examples of transitioning from fixed appliances to clear aligner therapy as a means to improve treatment efficiency, quality outcome, comfort and overall patient satisfaction without increasing overhead. Excite today’s patients and your practice by exploring new therapeutic combinations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the value of simulation treatment planning as a basis for appliance selection and fabrication.
  • Evaluate the advantages of controlling the design and manufacturing of aligners as a means to control application, outcome and cost of therapy.
  • Identify opportunities though hybrid treatment planning will find ways to increase therapeutic efficiency and patient satisfaction.


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