The looming dark cloud over clear aligner therapy
The threat of litigation is currently the leading cause of stress and burnout among dentists.
The lack of orthodontic teaching during undergraduate training, the increased scrutiny of clinical records, and the need for mentorship – these are among the reasons this threat is rising. However, clear aligner therapy could create a major issue that many are yet to foresee.
In a survey of UK residents in 2019, over 43% of respondents desired ‘straighter and whiter teeth’. This has been clearly proven by the overwhelming spike in cosmetic consultations for many dental practices since the COVID-19 pandemic.