Tech Tip: Accidental overcorrection

We've talked before about how important it is to express your intentions clearly when you request a case revision. (See this previous tech tip for details.) Taking a few moments to double-check your revision form can save a lot of wasted time down the line.

Here's one issue that's tripped up a few doctors: they check the box requesting overcorrection of a tooth, but then provide conflicting instructions elsewhere on the form.

When you request overcorrection, this indicates to our technicians that you'd like to continue moving teeth in the same direction as originally planned -- just with a little extra pressure. If we got a form with conflicting instructions like this one, we'll have to guess which instruction to follow, and we won't always guess right.

If you don't want overcorrection, don't check a box in the tooth chart. Just list the teeth by number in your written instructions.

Update: To prevent this confusion, we've removed the tooth chart from the case revision form. If you want overcorrection, just request it in your written instructions.

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