Diagnostics, Biomechanics, Planning and Treatment
This book presents useful tips and strategies on how to integrate the Invisalign system successfully into clinical practice. The authors review the diagnostic protocols and the biomechanics of aligners before presenting Invisalign treatment protocols. With the support of accompanying case documentation, discussion of each malocclusion includes information on the associated symptoms, the rationale behind the selected treatment approaches, and the various outcomes achieved. The last section of the book deals with the advantages of the Invisalign system, and is intended to decide help patients and clinicians whether this system can provide optimal treatment outcomes in particular clinical situations. This is a practical manual for any clinician interested in the novel treatment modality of aligner orthodontics.
Chapter 1: Diagnostics
Chapter 2: Biomechanics of Invisalign
Chapter 3: Treatment planning and treatment with aligners
Chapter 4: Treatment of different malocclusions with aligners
This chapter comprehensively covers possible aligner treatments for an entire range of issues the clinician may encounter, including Class II and III relationships, CMD, periodontitis, and problematic tooth spacing, to name but a few.
Chapter 5: Advantages of the Invisalign system
Dr Werner Schupp graduated in dentistry in 1985 from the University of Münster and continued his postgraduate studies there as a student of orthodontics, under the direction of Prof Dr U Ehmer. Collaboration in the orthodontic private practice of Dr D E Toll followed, and since 1990, he has been in private practice as an orthodontics specialist in Cologne, Germany. He is certified in Invisalign, and in Manual Medicine and Osteopathy for Orthodontics. Dr Schupp is a founding member and past president of the German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics, and a board member of the German Society of Aligner Orthodontics. He is also an advisory board member for the periodical Manuelle Medizin, and has published several articles concerning orthodontics, function and pain therapy. His published books include Funktionslehre in der Kieferorthopädie and Kraniomandibuläres und muskuloskelettales System, and he has lectured in Europe, Brazil, USA, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Dr Schupp is presently Visiting Professor at the Capital University, Beijing, China.
Dr Haubrich studied dentistry at the University of Freiburg (Albert Ludwigs Universität), graduating in 2001. After working as a general dentist, she began her postgraduate studies in orthodontics in the private practice of Dr Werner Schupp from 2003 to 2005, continuing her studies at the University of Berlin (Charité Universität) under the direction of Prof Dr R R Miethke. Since becoming a certified specialist of orthodontics in 2007, she has been collaborating with Dr Werner Schupp and Dr Bahareh Wymar in a private practice in Cologne, Germany. She is co-author of the book Funktionslehre in der Kieferorthopädie, and has published articles concerning orthodontic aligner therapy, function, and pain therapy in several national and international journals. A certified user of the Invisalign technique, Dr Haubrich has been a clinical speaker for Align Technology in Europe since 2005, and is a board member and Conference President of the German Society of Aligner Orthodontics.