Unlike conventional braces which move teeth by pulling them into position, aligners are a push-based treatment modality.

The plastic wraps around the tooth anatomy in an attempt to push it into the correct position.

Therefore, the effectiveness of an aligner in moving teeth depends on the amount of surface area available to direct the forces necessary to facilitate the movement.

Attachments provide a temporary change to the tooth anatomy that can provide a better push surface.

The clinical experts at CAPS evaluate the planned movement of every tooth to determine the right attachment, the best size and the optimal location.

This often requires overriding the algorithm-driven default attachments because a “one-size-fits-all” approach to aligner treatment planning rarely works.

Let us partner with you to leverage our experience for more stabile and efficient aligner outcomes.

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