Advantages of using GBT in patients with Clear Aligners


Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems. Poor oral hygiene can result in any of the following conditions:

• Demineralization’s
• Sensitivity
• Dental cavities
• Gingivitis
• Periodontal diseases
• Bad breath (halitosis)


The cause of poor oral hygiene is usually the patient›s failure to maintain good oral hygiene habits, such as regular brushing and flossing of teeth to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth.

Some foods (sugars and acidic foods) and habits (such as smoking) can also result in poor oral hygiene and dental diseases.

GBT as a solution for Clear Aligners

Through the first step of GBT we can Assess Orthodontic problems and consequently enroll more orthodontic treatments.

GBT create and added value in patient engagement and retain the patients in the dental practice. These patients create a loyal patient basis.

The loyal patients usually are better informed patients and will be more receptive to their dental hygienist/dentist advices and consequently accept the treatment plan.

Steps 2 and 3 will help to better advice the patients about their oral hygiene needs.

This is based in the Show-Tell-Do concept, engaging the patient to obtain a better dental hygiene through the whole orthodontic treatment and beyond.

AIRFLOW® powder PLUS removes biofilm without damaging or altering the clear aligners attachments surface hence preserving its full bond strength.

PLUS powder is comfortable on the gingiva and soft tissues increasing patient compliance.

PIEZON® minimal invasive and gentle PS NO PAIN instrument removes the retained bonding and remaining calculus

We do not recommend starting orthodontic treatment on patients with poor oral hygiene until their periodontal issues have been improved and restored to a healthy state.

Orthodontic tooth movement involves complex biological mechanisms of bone and soft tissue remodeling, inflammation and healing. These complex processes may be disrupted by poor oral hygiene resulting in harm to the patient with the complications of: decalcification, caries, recession, gingival inflammation and periodontal disease.

In the presence of poor oral hygiene tooth movement takes longer, is less predictable and may be less stable. For these reasons, good oral hygiene is essential for successful and efficient orthodontic tooth movement.

By providing the Guided Biofilm Therapy, before, during and after the orthodontic treatment we are creating the good conditions for a faster, pain-free and high-quality results.

Interview with Ziad Al Asali – General Manager of EMS Middle East, Africa and India

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