While we could say OrthoSnap clear aligners compete with Invisalign®, the truth is, they are superior.
OrthoSnap didn’t invent clear aligners, but they figured out how to improve them. Their patented approach improves the accuracy and effectiveness of straightening teeth and allows treatment on patients other clear aligners deem too complex for clear aligner treatment.
Created and designed by Dr. Yan Pogorelsky, OrthoSnap aligners address the shortcomings of other aligners currently on the market.
OrthoSnap aligners require traditional dental impressions rather than 3D images. While this may seem to indicate less advanced technology, the truth is, we recognize the important limitations in technology when it comes to creating perfectly fitting clear aligners. Moreover, 3D scanning and printing and computer modeling for tooth motion allow for inaccuracies that undermine treatment.
How does “less technology” make OrthoSnap aligners better?
Rather than relying on CAD-based systems and 3D printing, OrthoSnap relies on perfection.
At OrthoSnap, we recognize that CAD has progressed dentistry in many areas. However, we also realize the limitations. For instance, 3D printing does not have the capability of printing angled surfaces. Therefore, CAD systems must use “steps” when creating aligners. These “steps” result in inaccuracies that are visible to the naked eye. In addition, they do not allow for a perfect fit.
Without a perfect fit, getting teeth where they should be with aligners takes longer. A less-than-perfect-fit also causes discomfort, which decreases patient compliance.
Rather than utilizing 3D images, we use traditional impressions to pour a high-quality model. Since we use die epoxy, our models are practically indestructible. Watch how we make our models.
Next, we remove each tooth on the model and replace them on pins. These pins allow for individual tooth movements in 0.25 mm incremental steps. Our patented Dynamic Physical Model System™ (DPM) means we can move alternating teeth as adjacent teeth remain stationary.
Because our system moves teeth individually, it is more effective and economical than our competitors. These fine-tuned manipulations to individual teeth ensure we create a series of aligners that perfectly fit. This system is far superior to 3D printing aligners that must move all the teeth at once.
Our DPM system means faster treatment times, reduced cost, and less discomfort on “new aligner day.” Moreover, it allows you to treat patients with complex orthodontic issues without the need for extractions or numerous interproximal reductions (IPR).
What to Expect with OrthoSnap
We recommend patients wear their OrthoSnap aligners at all times except for during oral hygiene and eating. In this way, our aligner recommendations are the same as with other clear aligners.
When patients keep their OrthoSnap aligners in place for at least 22 hours a day, they can usually advance to a new aligner every two weeks. Each new aligner moves the teeth closer to the desired position.
Since OrthoSnap aligners fit perfectly, they produce a “snap” sound when placed. And this perfect fit allows patients to receive higher satisfaction levels and faster results.
Whether you are looking to improve bite issues, crowding, gaps, or crooked or overlapping teeth in your patients, OrthoSnap aligners can help.
OrthoSnap aligners are perfect for any dentist interested in offering their patients orthodontics, even those who are just starting. Our user-friendly system involves a minimal learning curve, and we offer free training.
If you would like to know more about our advanced technology or are interested in becoming an OrthoSnap provider, contact us today at (516) 506-7606.