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 algorithm and an orthodontist-created clear aligner treatment plan is significant. Orthodontists have extensive training and experience in the field of dentistry, giving them the ability to create a customized treatment plan for each individual patient. This plan takes into account the patient’s unique needs, such as their lifestyle and oral health history.
Computer algorithms, on the other hand, allow for a certain amount of friction which can prevent the movement from continuing, whereas an orthodontist creates a plan with zero friction in order to ensure successful tooth movement. As such, an orthodontist-created clear aligner treatment plan is significantly better than one created by a computer algorithm. It is important to note that switching trays too quickly or having excessive refinements can also lead to non-tracking aligners, so it is important to follow the orthodontist’s instructions closely.
Overall, an orthodontist-created clear aligner treatment plan is significantly better than one created by a computer algorithm. It’s important to follow the instructions of your orthodontist closely in order to ensure successful tooth movement and avoid non-tracking aligners.
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