A combination case refers to a patient who is treated with clear aligners in conjunction with other techniques.
Here is an example of some combination cases:
- A patient starts with traditional braces but needs to have them off and treatment is not complete. For example patients that have a wedding or special circumstances where the braces have to be off.
- A patient wears traditional braces to get through difficult movements, then finishes up with clear aligners for improved convenience & aesthetics.
- A patient starts with clear aligners to achieve an ideal arch form, then use brackets to complete final movements that are more efficient with fixed appliances, such as extrusions and torquing.