Updated on 26 March 2014
"Each aligner moves teeth a little bit at a time and eventually our patient can have straight teeth. Hence a series of aligners are required to correct the malocclusion. Each aligner has got a small amount of movement for selected teeth. When the aligner is inserted in to a patient's mouth, plastic applies pressure on teeth; this pressure will gradually shift and guide these teeth into the alignment dictated by the shape of the aligner. Then next aligner is inserted and depending on the case, anywhere between ten to 40 aligners could be used," he said.
"Of the few benefits of this technology are its predictability as it can accurately show the results of treatment and exact number of aligners even before the treatment starts. Only one impression is required in the beginning and only ten minutes of chair side time required per six weeks per patient." Dr Khan added.
Also it is highly precise, automated and a sophisticated procedure that can treat all varieties of cases, including extraction cases, crossbites, rotations, edge to edge, bi-max amongst others. The aligner quality, clarity and finish are unmatchable. He also said that these aligners cannot be placed on partially erupted teeth nor can it be used in mixed dentition. Skeletal or orthognathic surgery patients cannot be treated with these aligners. Aspiring for greater heights The company now has many qualified technical dentists across all major metros and is also looking at deeper market penetration.
"We have been constantly organizing workshops, training doctors through lectures and hands on training by European leaders in the industry and prominent practitioners who throw light on various aspects of the technology and narrate success stories. The year 2013 was the best year for us as we grew three times and a positive phase of expansion lies ahead for us. We will increase manpower to ensure the product gains mile- age in the market through deep rooted awareness of the technology and its usage. We are looking to get atleast 40 sales professionals for this," Dr Khan added.
It is estimated that by 2025, almost 50 percent orthodontic cases would be treated using aligners and this only means that the company is aspiring for greater heights. Just like the aligner technology took off in the US, a couple of decades back, the Indian market is shadowing the same trend now and is dubbed to only grow.