Basic clear aligner principles - The C.L.E.A.R. Institute

Masters Of Clear Aligners - M.O.C.A. 101

Basic Clear Aligner principles

There has never been a better time to integrate clear aligners in your practice. If not NOW, when?


Take your time to learn (365 days access)

Complete program: 32 CE

Gain enough confidence to start cases and begin to get serious about integrating clear aligners in your practice. If you have interrogations on how to be successful clinically and financially with clear aligners, this is the program you need.


Begin the right way

Master Of Clear Aligners

Courses included in M.O.C.A. 101:

  • Consultation / Scanning / Records
  • Diagnostic and treatment planning
  • Case selection
  • Anatomy and parameters of clear aligners
  • Basic tooth movement mechanics
  • Attachments 101
  • I.P.R.
  • Prescription and communication
  • ClinCheck© 101
  • Delivery and follow up
  • Troubleshooting 101
  • Retention
  • All courses handouts, documents, and forms
  • Access 365 days from the day you register

These courses are also available individually: SEE BELOW

All available individually

Courses Included in the M.O.C.A. 101

You can register for any course (see below) individually. The advantage of taking the MOCA 101 learning plan is that you save 20% on the overall value of all courses bought separately.


Consultation / Scanning / Records

You only have one chance to make a good impression! How do you manage your first appointment with new patients? What are the right and wrong things to do? To say. In this course, we suggest a method that you can easily apply in your practice with new and existing patients. A method that has worked for that we developed over the last 30 years of practice.

Diagnostic and treatment planning

Being able to choose the right cases according to your level of knowledge and confidence is one of the most important things to bring you success in your clear aligner treatment cases. Taking the time to make a good diagnostic is crucial in determining if you can treat the case or if you should wait or refer it to a more experienced practician.

Case selection

How to select cases? How can you predict if a case will be easy, moderate, or hard to treat? And most importantly, how to stay out of trouble! Choose your case well... And choose your patients well!

Anatomy and parameters of clear aligners

In this course, we review the different features you can find and use with the Invisalign® clear aligner system. We explain the parameters that will help you understand the quantity of movement you can expect from each individual aligner. We give you also a brief review of common orthodontic and clear aligner terms and terminology. It's the perfect course to understand and know the tool or instrument you are using.

Basic tooth movement mechanics

Understanding mechanics is like putting all the pieces together. This is where we separate the children from the adults. From the basic principles and biology of tooth movement to more detailed mechanics, this complete course will bring answers to questions you have been asking yourself for a while. These things are not always easy to understand, but they can be understood!

Attachments 101

If you want to have success with your clear aligner cases, you need attachments! And this applies to all types of clear aligners. The worst lie we hear is when some companies say that no attachment is needed with their system. This is just nonsense!

I.P.R.

I.P.R. or InterProximal Reduction (sometimes called A.R.S. for Air Rotor Stripping) is simply the removal of interproximal enamel to reduce the mesial-distal size of teeth.  It became popular when orthodontists started bonding brackets on teeth instead of using bands. The interproximal surface became available and with the work of Dr. Jack Sheridan, the popularity of A.R.S. increased. 

Prescription and communication

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to choosing what type of Invisalign® product to use to treat our patients and how to communicate what you want precisely and efficiently with Align® technicians. This is a step in the process where a lot of dentists are confused.

ClinCheck® 101

What is a ClinCheck®? How to navigate the ClinCheck® 6.0 software? How to understand all the tools and use them properly? And finally, how to simply analyse a ClinCheck® treatment plan without getting lost? This course answers all these questions and more. Over these 4 hours of material, you will go through everything you need to treat your M.O.C.A. 101 recommended cases... and more! 

Delivery and follow up

What do we do in a delivery appointment? What do we tell the patient? And in follow-up appointments? What do we check? How do we know if teeth are tracking? Should we change aligners every week? Every 2 weeks? Every 10 days? The answers and more in this module.

Troubleshooting 101

What to do when (and not if!) things don't go as planned? In this Troubleshooting 101 course, we review the most common problem situations you will face when treating patients with clear aligners. And most importantly, we give you tips and tricks on how to avoid them and how to deal with them when they could not be avoided.

Retention

Retention is the phase of orthodontic treatment that attempts to keep teeth in the corrected positions after orthodontic treatment. Without a phase of retention, there is a tendency for teeth to return to their initial position (relapse).

Example of M.O.C.A. 101 level cases

The intermediate course is for those who have a little experience with clear aligners (more than 15 cases) and want to go to the next level. You have developed an interest in clear aligners and to what it can bring your patients, but you want to know: “What’s next?”. You are convinced there is something good for you and your patient there, but you are missing some knowledge and confidence to do more. This Intermediate course will bring you to the next level. Suddenly everything starts to become C.L.E.A.R. !


The Advanced course is geared toward dentists who are really interested in having the maximum knowledge to become a clear aligner expert. Dentists who already have done Beginners and Intermediate courses, who liked what they learned and what to have more and more. Those who are passionate about what clear aligners bring to their practice. You want to see how we manage and plan difficult cases, how we troubleshoot complex cases: this is the place to be!


Even the most enthusiastic dentist, the most motivated one, cannot achieve alone to integrate successfully clear aligners in the general dental office. The participation of the TEAM is an essential key to success. Together Everyone Achieves More. Everyone must work together towards the same goal. Everyone must know what everyone must do. And everyone must understand what the goal is and what they have to do to achieve it.! Dentist who are the most successful integrating clear aligners in their practice are those who take the decision to make it a TEAM effort !

With the introduction of clear aligners for adults in most general practices today we can see it’s essential to repair years of wear due to malocclusion. Black triangles, worn incisal edges and missing canine guidance are easily restored with beautiful and easy composite layering and Bioclear techniques.


Spend 1 or 2 days in private with one of our experts and your team*, at your clinic, to help you implement and incorporate clear aligners for you in your own practice. Discuss treatment plans and get on-site training and role play with your team members. Build your day according to your needs**.

Nothing is better to achieve success with clear aligners in your practice. You and your team will feel confident and motivated following these private moments spent with our knowledgeable experts***. We love to share our knowledge with passion to our colleagues!


We are happy to partner with ClearTPS, an Orthodontic led Team of Clinicians. Not Technicians and not Advisors. It is with this experience, expertise, and commitment that ClearTPS provides and integrates the C.L.E.A.R. Institute ClinCheck® setup: they will use our protocols to set up and plan your cases.

Take advantage of this offer now: First ClinCheck® setup is FREE!

Spend 30 or 60 minutes, one on one with Dr. Reinhardt, on a Zoom meeting. Ask questions about your cases, review some features or others. Tell us more about what you want to accomplish in this private meeting.