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What does invisalign power ridge mean?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 31 years experience
Focused power: 'power ridges' are a recent advancement with invisalign aligners..Their purpose is to provide more torque to move the roots of the teeth! invisalign has done some incredible improvements over the last 5 years to provide better applied forces, to move teeth more effectively.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Bump in the aligner: Power ridge is a small bump in the aligner, which provides a slight additional force to the roots of the front teeth. It is automatically placed by the invisalign computers when necessary.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Torque: A power ridge is a small bump in the aligner, which allows the orthodontist a mechanism to create a slight additional force to the roots of the front teeth to move them.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Force delivery: The power ridge concept is to put extra pressure on the root of the tooth. They can be used to accomplish an in and out tipping of the front teeth.

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