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The Future of Clear Aligners. Exploring Smart Materials and Biofeedback

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two dental whitening trays and a box for it

Unlocking Precision and Patient-Centric Orthodontics
As the field of orthodontics continues to evolve, clear aligners have emerged as a game-changer. These discreet, removable trays offer patients an aesthetic alternative to traditional braces. But what lies ahead for clear aligners? Let’s delve into the exciting future where smart materials and biofeedback take centre stage.
Smart Materials
Material Innovations
Clear aligners have come a long way since their inception. Today, researchers are exploring advanced materials that go beyond mere transparency. Imagine aligners that respond to temperature changes, adapt to tooth movement, and even release therapeutic agents. Smart polymers and shape-memory materials are paving the way for personalised treatment experiences.
Bioactive Aligners
What if aligners could actively promote oral health? Bioactive materials infused with remineralizing agents could strengthen enamel, prevent cavities, and enhance overall dental wellness. Dentists enrolling in clear aligner programs will witness firsthand how these bioactive aligners revolutionise patient care.

Real-Time Monitoring
Biofeedback enabled aligners provide continuous data on tooth movement, pressure points, and wear patterns. Dentists can track progress remotely, ensuring optimal treatment outcomes. Patients receive personalised insights, motivating them to comply with aligner wear and hygiene instructions.
Predictive Analytics
Machine learning algorithms analyse patient data to predict treatment milestones. Dentists can anticipate mid-course corrections, reducing refinements and enhancing efficiency. Imagine aligners that adapt dynamically based on individual responses, tailored orthodontics at its best.
Why Dentists Should Enrol in the Introductory Clear Aligner Program
Stay Ahead of the Curve
The future of orthodontics is smart and data driven. Dentists who embrace clear aligners equipped with smart materials and biofeedback gain a competitive edge. This introductory program lays the foundation for advanced learning.
Patient Satisfaction
Smart aligners enhance patient experience. Dentists trained in their use can offer cutting edge treatments, attracting discerning patients seeking aesthetics, comfort, and precision.
Efficiency and Precision
Biofeedback-driven treatment planning streamlines workflows. Dentists learn to harness data for better decision making, reducing chair time and ensuring predictable results.

Holistic Approach
Clear aligners are not just about tooth movement. Dentists explore the intersection of aesthetics, oral health, and overall well being. It’s orthodontics with a holistic twist.

The future of clear aligners is bright, intelligent, and patient centric. Dentists enrolling in the introductory online program embark on a journey where science meets artistry. Smart materials and biofeedback transform smiles, one aligner at a time.
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Rossini, G., et al. (2015). Efficacy of clear aligners in controlling orthodontic tooth movement: a systematic review. The Angle Orthodontist, 85(5), 881-889.
Festa, F., et al. (2021). Effectiveness of clear aligners in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders-related pain: a retrospective study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(3), 451.
Embrace the future—enrol in the introductory clear aligner program today!

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What People Are Saying

  • I completed the BOSS UK Diploma in 2021 and when it became available, signed up for the AU course as well. I completed the AU course at the end of last year and can honestly say BOSS (now Digital Orthodontic College) has completely changed my approach to clear aligner treatments and increased my confidence with treatment planning immensely. The fact that the course is 100% online was a huge drawcard for me initially since I have two young children, work clinically part-time and run my own business. It allowed me the flexibility to study when I had the chance and didn’t result in any loss of clinical time. Dr V is extremely passionate about orthodontics and more importantly sharing her wisdom and that comes through in her approach to teaching. The course is extremely comprehensive (NB: the AU course has quite a few complex assessments) and covers everything starting from the basics of tooth movement, which sets a good foundation and is therefore suitable even for beginners. The monthly/bimonthly webinars allow students to share cases and is a safe space, non-judgmental and therefore an incredible learning platform. I had been doing clear aligner treatments prior to starting this course, but BOSS helped me see patients with new eyes and has overhauled my treatment planning approach. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone interested in learning, or to extend their knowledge about, clear aligner treatments.

    Thank you so much Dr V!

    Dr Lora Banicevic, Dentist NSW
  • The Australian accredited 10905NAT Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatment offers comprehensive training in the field, gives the candidate the opportunity to do things in a self-paced manner, while getting a personalised 1-on-1 learning experience with Dr Vandana Katyal. It was an excellent choice for me and gave me the flexibility to get the well-designed training done in my own time frame. I would strongly recommend the course to any practitioners who is looking to upskill themselves with a no-compromise high quality course, while also having to juggle between busy practices and family schedules.

    Dr Charles Sun, Dentist WA
  • I started this course unsure of how much I would benefit. The in-person lectures were fantastic (although the course is now 100% online) where I made good friends and learned a lot. The online resources are extensive and second to none, accessible at your convenience. The webinars were great – usually with the right mix of teaching, cases demonstrated and the attendees’ cases being discussed. I was also invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacturing (from a dentist’s point of view) – which I enjoyed.
    Most of all the course gave significantly more confidence what can be done with aligners, how plan the setup efficiently with the end in mind and how to make the processes to get there smoother. As a result, a MUCH larger chunk of my work is now aligner based. My conversion rate for aligner treatments has definitely increased along with my confidence. The course has easily paid for itself. Full disclosure: I was invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacture to my BOSS batch mates, which I also thoroughly enjoyed doing. I declined any remuneration for this, although it was offered.
    Dr Shammi Moopen, Dentist VIC
  • Since I have joined the postgraduate diploma in orthodontics I have noticed all the applied practical learning/knowledge on my patients and I am only half way through the year. Dr Vandana is a genuine educator. She goes way beyond to simplify every lecture and I really like her evidence based information and that is available for us 24/7. Her webinars helped a lot for busy dentists and loved the feedback we get in the one on one sessions with our cases. It make us think every step of the way. But the best thing I like is to see she is giving back to the community and her association with Smile Train in helping children with cleft palate is just beyond words. Thank you so much for being nice and approachable.

    Dr Claudia Braybon, Dentist NSW
  • Received my Diploma in Digital Orthodontics from BOSS and couldn’t be more stoked! Huge shout out to Dr Vandana Katyal and the BOSS team for a wonderful year. I would recommend BOSS to every dentist no matter their level of experience with Orthodontics and clear aligners. Starting off with barely any orthodontic experience, I have commenced about 9 cases in the matter of months and BOSS gave me the confidence to predictably deliver results for my patients through clear aligners which are the future of modern orthodontics.
    Dr Sarang Sathe, Dentist NSW
  • I chose Boss’s clear aligner diploma because I wanted to know the latest evidence based practice to enhance my treatment planning and case execution. I now have a much better understanding of how to diagnose, what movements can be done and what will get me into trouble. The flexible nature of the course delivery also fit perfectly into full time work and my otherwise packed schedule. The monthly case presentation webinars are also great to not only get feedback from Dr Katyal, but also to validate your own thoughts self-assess and see how you are tracking with your learning.

    Dr Gregory Nguyễn, Dentist NSW

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