Ideal Seating Protocol
In an ideal world, fully compliant clear aligner patients wear their devices 22 hours a day.
This protocol is thus designed for patients who wear aligners for 22 hours per day. The 2 hours where patients are not in the mouth generally is spread over meal and snack periods ( eg: 3 meals, 2 snacks and 2 hot beverages).
Cumulatively, this would mean around 7 aligner inserts and removals.
The key is to ensure that every time the aligners are re-inserted, they are fully seated and the force systems that have been programmed into the aligners are delivered accurately.
Right Premolar Region (right side)— 30 seconds
Left Premolar Region (right side)— 30 seconds
Upper Anterior— 30 seconds
Lower Anterior— 30 seconds
Total Time - 2 minutes
This protocol is recommended by the Postgraduate School of Dentistry, Sydney, Australia
Dr David Penn