1st Virtual Scientific Congress of the DGAO for Aligner Orthodontics

Thomas Drechsler, Wiesbaden (Germany)

Thomas Drechsler
  • 1961 Born in Munich/Germany
  • 1986 Degree as Certified Dental Technician
  • 1991 Graduation in dentistry University of Mainz/Germany
  • 1992-1995 Postgraduate education in Wiesbaden/Germany, Bad Soden/Germany
  • Resident at the University of Kiel, part time University of Tufts Boston/USA and University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine- Farmington Connecticut/USA- finished with degree of orthodontic specialist
  • since 1996 Private Orthodontic Office in Wiesbaden/Germany, specialized in invisible treatment - successor of Dr. H.P. Bimler
  • 2003-2012 Vice President of the German Society for Lingual Orthodontics (DGLO)
  • since 2004 Invisalign®-Clinical Speaker of Align Technology Europe
  • since 2009 Board Member of the German Society of Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO)
  • 2009-2017 Part time assignment in dentist office of PD. Dr. Stefan Paul, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2010 – 2012 President of European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO)
  • since 2012 Invisalign®- Diamond II -Doctor
  • since 2012 Annual Focus Award of Germanys Top Doctors
  • 2013 – 2015 President of the Dentist Scientific Society Wiesbaden (ZWGW)
  • 2014 Scientific Award of the German Society of Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO)
  • 2014 Member of Advantage Elite Club Align Technology top 50 Doctors in Europa
  • 2014, 2016, 2018 International Research Awards of Align Technology
  • 2018 over 2000 patients treated successfully with Invisalign
  • Other Memberships
    • Member of the German Orthodontic Society (DGKFO)
    • Member of Professional Association of German Orthodontists (BDK)
    • International Member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
    • Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
  • International lecturer with numerous scientific publications for lingual appliances and clear aligner technology

Clinical diastema management with the aligner therapy. To close or leave a gap?

This decision inevitably has to be taken whenever orthodontic treatment of diastemas is required - be it after trauma, due to dysfunction or in the presence of genetically determined aplasia. In addition to the general considerations of medically indicated decisions, the special biomechanical challenges that arise in aligner therapy are weighed against the technical advantages of treatment. Numerous clinical examples are used to illustrate which specific parameters need to be considered in the treatment planning (ClinCheck) of gap management to provide a predictable outcome.

SATURDAY, March 6th, 2021, 3.00 -3.20 pm