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Any schools offering exposure in Invisalign. Any dentists on here using it. How hard is it? How do you see it progressing?
 

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the anterior certification is an elective at san antonio - seems to be all about a good set of polyvinyl impressions and a TON of 'ipr' - AKA interproximal reduction, stripping, slenderizing etc. they are beginning to require more than they used to of the practitioner in terms of tx planning - you have to know what you are asking for when you submit the case and later approve it using their online service.

invisalign has changed ortho for sure, but in a good way even for specialists. the public ortho IQ has only increased and that hurts no one. plus, remember you cannot do this technique on mixed dentition (ahem, NO kids), severe rotations, most EXT cases (subject to debate), molar uprighting, orthognathic problems, etc. i say 'technique' for a reason - that is i will hope to offer my patients one thing: a satisfactory outcome. whatever technique it takes. and if an invisalign case isn't working out that way, i will have already obtained consent to finish in fixed braces.
GPs should do invisalign - but they should take care to maintain appropriate case selection and recognize when things go wrong (often subtle)
 

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GQ1 said:
Any schools offering exposure in Invisalign. Any dentists on here using it. How hard is it? How do you see it progressing?
UoP has it as an elective
 
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antidentite said:
UIC has mandatory invisalign ceritification for all students complete with a biased non-objective infomercial type presentation on consecutive saturday mornings. the highlight of the certification classes was when the presenter offered to answer questions, he was quickly bombarded by impressive questions from numerous ortho residents who quickly showed why this is not a suitable treatment option in many circumstances. very interesting how the orthodontic educational community is not only opening up its doors to big business like OEC, but also to Invisalign. most people, happy/unhappy with the presentation, noted how strange it was to have biased propaganda taught inside the walls of an academic institution that was obviously presented in such a way as to benefit an outside for profit instition. knowlede of their systems and procedures were tested on examinations as well that contributed to an overall grade for the course. link below.

http://ccbn.compuserve.com/releasetext.asp? ticker=algn&coid=124733&client=compuserve&release=595015


antidentite i dont know if its you youself who attended the course or other students, but did they say it was easy to use and they would in practice from what they learnt?