Tech tip: Simpler midcourse corrections

We recently updated our midcourse correction form to make it simpler to fill out. Also, as we mentioned a few weeks ago, we'll now accept impressions just for the arch that's giving you trouble, if you prefer.

new Midcourse correction form

Now there are basically just two questions you have to think about:

  • Which steps currently fit your patient's teeth the best?
  • Are you submitting new impressions?

If you submit impressions, we'll use them to revise the next phases. Otherwise, we'll revise the next phases based on the steps and instructions you specify.

As always, we strongly recommend that you try other options, such as backtracking, before resorting to a midcourse correction. If the real problem is patient compliance, midcourse corrections will just waste your time & use up your phases.

("Backtracking" means having your patient go back to the last step that fit well and try again, making sure to wear the aligners at least 22 hours every day. Most of the time, this is all it takes to get a case back on track. If you don't have the old aligners anymore, you can make new ones using the included dental models.)

That's it for this week. I hope 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for you all. Until next time...

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