2021 Annual Session and Business Meeting Monday December 6, 2021
Phoenix Country Club 2901 N 7th St Phoenix, Arizona 85014
Presenter: Dr. Jason Cope Topic: How To Become An In-House Aligner Power House
Have you ever thought that doing in-house aligners (IHA) is too much of a hassle or too expensive upfront to justify taking the leap? If you have, think again! Current technology provides today's orthodontist everything they need to get started at historically low costs and manage their own IHA production facility with their own brand that represents and builds their own reputation instead of an outside lab’s brand. Modern software allows us to maintain quality, while considerably reducing the expense of outsourcing labwork and delaying treatment starts or refinements. This presentation will introduce the major steps of the Digital Workflow utilizing In-House Aligner Fabrication as the example. Various cost examples and pros/cons of different systems will be presented to answer the question “is it worth going all in”. We will also cover the basics of setting up a digital lab as well as 3D printing. Multiple clinical examples will be used to demonstrate which clinical cases are most appropriate for in-house aligners. While many see the future of orthodontics as doomed by market disruption, it is actually an exciting time to reinvent ourselves and create even better experiences and outcomes for our patients. Welcome to the future of Orthodontics! Its bright, and more importantly, we are in control of it!