Stripping involves reduction of the enamel between the back and front teeth to separate the teeth and thus gain space in which to align crowded teeth with braces. Stripping also serves to make teeth more uniform in size and reduce discrepancies between the dental arches. It is an excellent procedure to gain space to align crowded teeth. It is not always necessary, but it is done very often. It is done in treatments with lingual braces, Invisalign and external brackets.
The amount of stripping per tooth (two teeth) ranges from 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm, depending on treatment needs and a tooth’s type, size and enamel thickness.
In Incognito lingual braces, stripping is planned in advance nearly to the finest detail, although sometimes the amount stripped varies by a few tenths of a millimetre. In Invisalign, stripping is planned from the beginning in the Invisalign Clincheck virtual program.
In Invisalign treatments, stripping is carried out on teeth indicated in advance in the amount determined in Clincheck and planned by the orthodontist. When necessary, I recommend carrying it out starting from the 3rd or 4th aligner and no sooner, for greater patient comfort.
Planning of stripping with Invisalign (place and amount to be done)
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