8 mainly observational studies were included in this review of he effectiveness of clear aligners compared with fixed appliances for orthodontic treatment. The findings suggest no difference between to two approaches however the quality of the availabel evidence is low to very low.[read the full story...]
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Between September and December 2018 our most popular blogs considered guidelines for non-restorative options for caries management , orthodontic management of the developing dentition and aligners for orthodontic treatment.[read the full story...]
This review of the effectiveness of Invisalign® included 22 studies only 3 of which were RCTs only providing a limited amount of very low quality evidence.[read the full story...]
This review of clear aligners for orthodontic treatment only identified 4 small studies of limited quality providing little evidence to support their effectiveness.[read the full story...]
This review looks at one potential side effect of clear aligner treatment, periodontal health. However only 5 small studies of limited quality are available. All of the included studies found that periodontal health improved however because of the limited evidence available the findings should be interpreted with caution.[read the full story...]
The use of clear orthodontic aligners is increasing, despite searching a wide range of databases this review only identified a limited number of small studies. The quality of the studies was not sufficient to draw any evidence-based decisions on the effectiveness of orthodontic aligners so better quality studies are needed.[read the full story...]