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Amazing 6-month Smile Transformation

Vandana KatyalUncategorised
Here is a 6 month smile finished with clear aligners in an adult female. One of the concerns with expansion in adult cases is gingival recession and lifetime stability. To understand the soft tissue limits of tooth movement there is nothing better than good old Dr Proffit’s Envelope of Discrepancy. It’s simply a guideline but a powerful one on limits of tooth movement in various directions.
 
A big tip here is to add extra buccal root torque to your digital treatment simulations per mm of transverse expansion for upper molars and premolars. Finishing of a case to a high aesthetic degree is very important. To achieve the correct angulations and torque for anterior teeth is always a challenge for even a highly skilled orthodontic clinician. Clear aligners managed well can also give an efficient and predictable finish.
 
Accuracy studies for clear aligners are often flawed. They are often comparing a single Clincheck or measuring against a prediction rather than a real-time simulation.
 
Newer unpublished studies from various universities around the world presented at conferences are starting to show a promise of increased accuracy with clear aligners, especially when using 3D virtual tracking on a routine basis for orthodontic patients.
 
Learn more with BOSS UK-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics. A world’s first qualification aimed for busy dental practitioners looking for a modern, practical and innovative way forward in the world of orthodontics! www.breakthroughwithboss.com

What People Are Saying

  • Having always steered away from clear aligners and only stuck with fixed braces, I’ve finally decided to give aligners a go this year. BOSS is extremely practical, informative and backed up by heaps of research. Dr. V is a great mentor, she’s always helpful and truthful. The team at BOSS and CCC smiles are just amazing, always there to help you whenever you need, even if it was a question that’s been repetitively asked many many times. I would highly recommend BOSS to anyone who wishes to start their journey in digital orthodontics. With Dr. V and her team behind me, my confidence level is soooo much higher and I feel like I am delivering my treatment to a higher standard and overall making me a better clinician. Thank you Dr. V!!

    Dr Claire Chiu, Dentist QLD
  • I joined BOSS in 2018 for the full year, and the wealth of knowledge that Vandana shares is immeasurable! This course is perfect for absolute beginners and also those with more experience, and Vandana caters it perfectly for the whole group. All her information is evidence based and very relatable for general dentists, giving you information that those “generic” 1-3 day clear aligner courses cannot give you. BOSS is a very comprehensive course. I highly recommend it, I plan to join BOSS again!

    Dr Michelle Sujenie, Dentist VIC
  • Since I have joined the postgraduate diploma in orthodontics I have noticed all the applied practical learning/knowledge on my patients and I am only half way through the year. Dr Vandana is a genuine educator. She goes way beyond to simplify every lecture and I really like her evidence based information and that is available for us 24/7. Her webinars helped a lot for busy dentists and loved the feedback we get in the one on one sessions with our cases. It make us think every step of the way. But the best thing I like is to see she is giving back to the community and her association with Smile Train in helping children with cleft palate is just beyond words. Thank you so much for being nice and approachable.

    Dr Claudia Braybon, Dentist
  • I just attended the 2018 Boss Course 1 in Melbourne. It was a comprehensive introduction into orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. I have walked away feeling confident in my knowledge and abilities. I recommend this course to beginners and those with more experience. The group was small and the course felt tailored to our individual levels of experience. Dr Katyal was so kind and approachable and generously shared her knowledge. The course was heavily scientifically based and Dr Katyal frequently referred to the literature and gave recommended pre-readings to enhance our knowledge and make the most of the session.

    Dr Rachael McDonald, Dentist, Melbourne
  • Dr Katyal shares so much of her own protocol and is extremely generous not only with her time but with the well thought out information she provides along with the course such as inventory lists, marketing material and case presentation templates. She tailors her advice to your own experience and helps with appropriate case selection, points out possible pitfalls and helps you understand how to overcome them. The course is also up-to-date using the latest technologies in orthodontics and is heavily evidence-based.

    I would recommend it to anyone wanting to start doing some orthodontic treatment or looking for a more comprehensive course to assist in some ortho they are already doing.

    Dr Becky Dudman, Melbourne
  • This course has taken my knowledge of clear aligner orthodontics to the next level. In a field which is historically protected/guarded by the orthodontic profession Dr Vandana is very generous with her years of specialist knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend this to every dentist wanting to incorporate clear aligners in their practice.

    Dr Justin Ward, Dentist NSW

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