Dental aligners or invisible teeth aligners are getting increasingly popular as an orthodontic device. In many cases, especially for adults and teens, they are acting as a popular replacement for the age-old metallic braces. With their clear and invisible appearance, they are the most preferred devices for correction of teeth alignment. The aligners are very easy to use and can be removed at will by the wearer. Unlike the traditional braces, they can be removed during brushing of the teeth, flossing and eating. Made of polyurethane plastic, maintenance and cleaning of these aligners is very easy.
Eligibility and course duration
For undertaking this course the minimum eligibility is an MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) in Orthodontics. The qualification should nave been earned from a dental college or university recognised by the Dental Council of India.
The duration of the course is 12 months.
More about the course
Certification in Dental Aligners is a postgraduation modular based course offered by some of the dental colleges in the country. The learning is theory as well as practical based. There will be clinical sessions with aligners that will help you gain expertise in their usage. You learn who should use them and who shouldn't. Though dental aligners are replacing the braces in a big way, they are not for everyone. Since young children and their mouth are still at a growing stage, aligners are not suitable for them. Even adults requiring moderate to heavy correction in their alignment of teeth may not be able to use an aligner. All these aspects and more are taken care of in this certification course. Knowing all these aspects helps an orthodontist to decide what goes best with whom. For gaining expertise in this field you will be learning the usage of computer software for planning and designing the aligners. You will learn to design a plan for moving the teeth by designing a series of aligners that are to be replaced, say after every two weeks, till the time the teeth are straightened.
< h3>Career opportunities These days people are very conscious about their looks. Since invisible aligners give a discreet look and are most comfortable to wear and remove, these are being increasingly preferred by most adults. So as an orthodontist specialised in dental aligners, you will be in great demand at dental hospitals and clinics. If you are a private practitioner, it benefits you all the more.
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