Orthocaps

Orthocaps

The invisible aligners Orthocaps (www.orthocaps.com) used in our practice belong to the category of transparent aligners. For their construction the orthodontist takes a high precision impression in the first appointment that is sent to Hamm in Germany, along with the patient’s photos, x-rays, and the treatment plan. After two weeks, the orthodontist receives electronically the teeth’s 3-D illustration(i-set-up) in which the future movements of the teeth can be seen. It takes about 10-15 days for the i-setup to arrive from Germany after the orthodontist’s approval. These aligners are known as ‘double aligner,’ because in the orthocaps system the patient in each therapeutic stage receives one pair of aligners (from a different material) for each arch. The patient wears the hard aligners that are completely transparent during the daytime (10-12 hours), while during the rest of the day when one is usually less active the patient uses the soft ones. Each stage lasts three weeks, upon which time the aligners are substituted by other ones. The membranes are worn according to the orthodontist’s instructions, about 20-22 hours a day. The orthocaps system can also be used even by younger patients who are in mixed dentition (that means that they have both primary and permanent teeth in their mouth), but at night only

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