If there’s a topic that you are not likely to find any consensus about in the orthodontic world, it’s which clear aligner to use in your practice.
Perhaps the reason for this is because, as clinicians, we want to be the best at what we do and what we use, and in the process, we get very attached to one aligner over the other.
In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Bill Dischinger and Dr. Trevor Nichols to talk everything about clear aligners.
They are key opinion leaders for Spark, but if you know anything about these two gentlemen, you know that this won’t make a difference in their opinion about this topic.
But one point we all emphasize in this episode that should guide all orthodontists is that we are not in the teeth business but in the people business.
We must be ready to embrace whatever technology or product that will help deliver excellent clinical outcomes to our patients with fewer visits and lesser time.
Intro to Dr. Bill Dischinger and Dr. Trevor Nichols (00:32)
Spark vs Invisalign aligners (09:53)
Aligners and brackets (16:24)
Treating severe cases with aligners (19:54)
Where Spark excels (21:54)
Finishing cases with Spark (28:44)
Having aligner days in your practice (37:11)
How aligners and DentalMonitoring saves time for doctors and patients (41:42)
The fallacy that exists among orthodontists (44:32)
The why of orthodontics (48:36)