Ferruccio Torsello, Rome (Italy)
Ferruccio Torsello graduated in Dentistry from the Catholic University of Rome and successfully completed a postgraduate program in orthodontics and his PhD. He attended the Department of Orthodontics at the Aarhus University in Denmark.
Dr. Torsello also completed a master’s program in Periodontics and Implant dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in Rome and has successfully completed the ITI Scholarship program.
He is author/co-author of more than 30 papers published in International peer-reviewed journals and of a book chapter. He has received several awards such as the Italian ITI Speakers Competition and the Goldman Award from Italian Society of Periodontology.
He is an ITI Fellow and serves the European Association of Osseointegration in two committees.
Dr. Torsello runs two multidisciplinary dental offices, where he practices both orthodontics and implant dentistry and is also involved in clinical research activities in collaboration with the Eastman Dental Hospital in Rome.
Different aligners for different indications
The introduction of clear aligners has changed Orthodontics. The possibility to deliver clear treatments for misaligned teeth made orthodontic treatments attractive for the wide group of patients not willing to wear braces.
In the last 15 years several manufacturers developed their clear aligner brands with differences in the data processing, treatment setups, aligner materials and shapes and attachments.
The presentation will discuss two of the most used products: Invisalign (Align Technology – USA) and ClearCorrect (ClearCorrect, Round Rock, TX, USA).
Differences in all the clinical steps from data collection to treatment delivery will be evaluated, according to the existing literature and a comparative qualitative study on 20 cases conducted by the author. Pros and Cons will be discussed and suggestions for the aligner choice in different indications will be proposed.