Switching trays every 2 weeks instead of 1 week: We are often asked, “Why does Clearly® prescribe switching aligners every 2 weeks, yet some other clear aligner companies prescribe switching after 1 week?” At Clearly®, we understand that dentists have to be mindful of patient expectations when it comes to treatment length and cost. That’s why […]
Friction stops tooth movement: Why is a clear aligner treatment plan that is created by an orthodontist better than one created by a computer algorithm directed by a high school kid in Costa Rica? Although the question sounds ridiculous, believe it or not, we are asked this all the time. The difference between a computer […]
“Refinement” is just another way of saying “poor treatment planning.” As Dentists, it is important to understand the importance of proper sequencing when creating a treatment plan for our patients. While artificial intelligence used by many clear aligner companies has made great strides in recent years, it still hasn’t advanced enough to sequence tooth movements […]
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