Yes they are, we can't stress the importance of good impressions.
All leading intraoral scans are accepted. Digital scans must be submitted in STL format. STL is the open source standard – therefore you are not required to buy any specific scanner.
A study from the University of Nevada compared the retentive strength of the three trimming techniques.
The outcomes based on the techniques are impressive (full study here).
Once you have requested a full treatment plan after receiving the patient's candidacy as a yes: The treatment plan, smile summary, and 3D video will be available to review on your platform within 3 business days. Always remember to submit quality control photos.
Once the treatment setup is approved by you, your patient's aligners will be shipped to you within 5 -7 working days.
The recommended wear time for aligners is 22 hours each day for approximately 2 weeks per stage (when not using any other orthodontic acceleration device).
Example: AcceleDent - Vibratory orthodontic device clinically proven to speed up orthodontic treatment and reduce discomfort by up to 71%.
Technology breakthroughs in aligner therapy are coming thick and fast. There is currently research going into accelerator devices that will allow patients to change aligners as soon as every week. Stay tuned - we're currently looking for an accelerator partner with a research backed device.