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Dr Khaled Abouseada is an established orthodontist from Egypt. He will be speaking about the eCligner system in an upcoming DT Study Club webinar. (Image: DT Study Club)
Dental Tribune International

By Dental Tribune International

Wed. 6 July 2016


JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Dr Khaled Abouseada worked with five different types of aligner systems for about ten years before deciding on eCligner. Using 3-D design and manufacturing technology, the transparent and removable orthodontic appliance allows for individual treatment for a variety of clinical indications. In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar, the experienced orthodontist will discuss the advantages of 3-D digitally fabricated clear aligners for orthodontic treatment.

The eCligner system can be used for the correction of a wide range of malocclusions. Using 3-D CAD/CAM technology, just one dental impression or scan is needed to produce the complete set of aligners. The treatment process is customised to the needs and objectives of every patient and is divided into several steps. As part of each phase of treatment, three aligners of different thicknesses are worn in weekly intervals. This offers an essential advantage of eCligner compared with other products to avoid loss of aligner elasticity and decrease the applied force. Using varying thicknesses, 0.5 mm (soft), 0.62 mm (medium) and 0.75 mm (hard), has been found to produce more biologically accepted effects on the surrounding dental tissue. As confirmed by clinical studies, the system allows for up to 0.8 mm of movement in one step (compared with 0.25 mm in two weeks with other aligner systems), which results in reduced treatment time. Inimitable methodology allows for treatment without any additional attachments to the teeth, unlike other brands. Furthermore, only eCligner can be used in mixed dentition and for skeletal correction.

The system’s unique software follows basic orthodontic principles for set-up, leading to fewer side-effects and less need for refinement of results at the end of treatment. Lateral cephalometric tracing with different methods of analysis is available, as well as superimposition of digital models, facial profile photographs and lateral cephalometric radiographs. Smile arch and aesthetic guidelines are taken into consideration during set-up design. Through 3-D facial scanning and simulation, the expected final soft-tissue results can be shown to the patient. The acrylic models for each step of the treatment give dentists further control in case of lost or broken aligners. Furthermore, the software allows for comparison of virtual and actual results and offers easy trouble-shooting at any stage of treatment.

Abouseada is an established orthodontist from Egypt. He graduated as a dentist in 1993 and holds a master’s degree in orthodontics from Alexandria University. Currently, he practises in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt. He is also a consultant orthodontist at the Saudi German Hospital in Dubai in the UAE and a lecturer at Batterjee Medical College in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Abouseada is a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists and a member of multiple regional and international orthodontic associations. He is the author of various publications in national and international journals and has conducted lectures, workshops and hands-on courses at a number of dental, orthodontic and CAD/CAM forums. In 2011 and 2012, he won Aesthetic Dentistry MENA Awards in the best orthodontic case category. Abouseada holds five international certifications in CAD/CAM orthodontic systems.

The webinar, titled “Why eCligner?”, will be broadcast live on 29 July at 6 p.m. (CEST). Dental professionals interested in attending the course may register online here. Attendance is free of charge after easy registration on the website. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat window and have the opportunity to earn a continuing education credit by completing a multiple-choice questionnaire on the topic discussed. The webinar is sponsored by eCligner.

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