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Do clear aligners really work?

Invisalign® works for many conditions but not all. E.g., see the 2018 systematic review {1}: There was substantial consistency among studies that the Invisalign® system is a viable alternative to ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

There are specialists who do different degrees of positional assessments - specifically orthodontists, dentists, or maxillofacial surgeons (usually those who specialize in TMJ). Also, some practicing ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

As I pointed out in the comments under your other related question, mandibular advancement devices are not a new idea. From my experience as a diagnosed sufferer of chronic OSA (Obstructive Sleep ...
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I've always worn my clear nighttime retainers religiously. Can I get my permanent metal retainers taken out?

The quick answer is no, if you want to avoid crowding of the bottom teeth in the futur. The reason is that the mandible (jaw) is constantly being remodelled, as shown on the picture bellow. Notice ...
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