Most patients smile when they hear about Invisalign, as it’s both affordable and effective. However, as soon as interproximal reduction (IPR) is mentioned, their hackles go up. Today’s question is all about IPR: what it is, its role in aligner therapy, and whether it’s a safe procedure. The enquirer in question is worried that IPR will affect the health of her teeth long-term and, in this episode, Dr. B gives an in-depth explanation of the uses, precision, procedure, and safety of IPR in the context of aligner therapy (when administered professionally). You’ll find out what questions to ask your dentist prior to receiving treatment and what to look out for post-IPR. If the safety of IPR is a question of concern for you, tune in today to find out all you need to know about this intricate, yet effective procedure!
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