This preliminary retrospective study evaluates how effective the OrthoPulse (Biolux Technology, Austria) is in increasing the predictability of orthodontic treatment in patients treated with Invisalign (R) clear aligners (Align Technology Inc., Tempe, AZ, USA). A group of 376 patients were treated with Invisalign (R) orthodontic clear aligners in association with an OrthoPulse (R) . The OrthoPulse (R) was prescribed for 10 min a day for the entire duration of the orthodontic treatment. The OrthoPulse (R) App remotely tracked the percentage compliance of each patient. The number of aligners planned with the ClinCheck software at the beginning of the treatment and the number of total aligners (including the adjunctive aligners) used to finish the treatment were then considered. After applying inclusion/exclusion criteria, a total of 40 patients remained in the study and were compared with a control group of 40 patients with the same characteristics as the study group. A statistical analysis was carried out to investigate whether using OrthoPulse (R) led to a statistical reduction in the number of adjunctive aligners, thus leading to a more accurate prediction of the treatment. The statistical analysis showed that patients who used OrthoPulse (R) needed fewer finishing aligners and a greater predictability of the treatment was obtained. In fact, in the treated group the average number of additional aligners represented 66.5% of the initial aligners, whereas in the control group 103.4% of the initially planned aligners were needed. In conclusion, in patients treated with clear aligners, OrthoPulse (R) would appear to increase the predictability of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, thus reducing the number of finishing phase requirements.

Predictability of Invisalign® Clear Aligners Using OrthoPulse®: A Retrospective Study

Levrini L.
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Carganico A.;Zecca P. A.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

This preliminary retrospective study evaluates how effective the OrthoPulse (Biolux Technology, Austria) is in increasing the predictability of orthodontic treatment in patients treated with Invisalign (R) clear aligners (Align Technology Inc., Tempe, AZ, USA). A group of 376 patients were treated with Invisalign (R) orthodontic clear aligners in association with an OrthoPulse (R) . The OrthoPulse (R) was prescribed for 10 min a day for the entire duration of the orthodontic treatment. The OrthoPulse (R) App remotely tracked the percentage compliance of each patient. The number of aligners planned with the ClinCheck software at the beginning of the treatment and the number of total aligners (including the adjunctive aligners) used to finish the treatment were then considered. After applying inclusion/exclusion criteria, a total of 40 patients remained in the study and were compared with a control group of 40 patients with the same characteristics as the study group. A statistical analysis was carried out to investigate whether using OrthoPulse (R) led to a statistical reduction in the number of adjunctive aligners, thus leading to a more accurate prediction of the treatment. The statistical analysis showed that patients who used OrthoPulse (R) needed fewer finishing aligners and a greater predictability of the treatment was obtained. In fact, in the treated group the average number of additional aligners represented 66.5% of the initial aligners, whereas in the control group 103.4% of the initially planned aligners were needed. In conclusion, in patients treated with clear aligners, OrthoPulse (R) would appear to increase the predictability of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, thus reducing the number of finishing phase requirements.
clear aligner appliances; dentistry; orthodontic treatment; photobiomodulation
Levrini, L.; Carganico, A.; Deppieri, A.; Saran, S.; Bocchieri, S.; Zecca, P. A.; Bertini, S.; D'Apote, A.; Segu, M.
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