We are using cookies to implement functions like login, shopping cart or language selection for this website. Furthermore we use Google Analytics to create anonymized statistical reports of the usage which creates Cookies too. You will find more information in our privacy policy.
OK, I agree I do not want Google Analytics-Cookies
Dear readers,

our online journals are moving. The new (and old) issues of all journals can be found at
In most cases you can log in there directly with your e-mail address and your current password. Otherwise we ask you to register again. Thank you very much.

Your Quintessence Publishing House
Orthodontics 8 (2007), No. 1     15. Jan. 2007
Orthodontics 8 (2007), No. 1  (15.01.2007)

Page 13-18

Clear Aligner: An Efficient, Esthetic, and Comfortable Option for an Adult Patient
Kim, Tae-Weon / Echarri, Pablo
The Clear Aligner represents an easy way to treat orthodontic patients when a minor tooth movement is necessary (crowding or spacing less than 4 mm) or when relapse occurs during the retention phase. During the retention phase, the Clear Aligner acts as a passive retainer but it is activated if relapse occurs. The Clear Aligner is an esthetic, efficient, comfortable, and low-cost appliance. In this article, the authors explain the indications and limitations of the Clear Aligner, as well as the laboratory and clinical protocol.