Dr. Thomas Drechsler

Short CV

1961 Born in Munich/Germany

1986 Degree as Certified Dental Technician

1991 Graduation in dentistry University of Mainz/Germany

1992-1994 Postgraduate education in Wiesbaden/Germany, Bad Soden/Germany

1994 -1996 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 1997 Private Orthodontic Office in Wiesbaden/Germany - specialized in invisible treatment, since 2010 part time assignment in Zurich/Switzerland.

2003 - 2012 Vice President of the German Society for Lingual Orthodontics (DGLO)

since 2004 Invisalign®-Clinical Speaker of Align Technology Europe

Invisalign®- Diamond-Doctor

since 2009 Board member of the German Society of Aligner Orthodontics (DGAO)

2010 - 2012 President of European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO)

2013 - 2015 President of the Dentist Scientific Society Wiesbaden (ZWGW)

2013, 2014, 2015 Focus Award of Germanys Top Doctors

 

Member of the German Orthodontic Society (DGKFO)

Member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)

Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)

 

International lecturer with publications particular for lingual appliances and Invisalign®-technology 

 

 


 

ABSTRACT

Title: Take the best of two:  Indication and Combination of Lingual- and Invisalign-Treatment

In order to correct tooth position in the most invisible way you have two different treatment options:

Lingual fixed appliances or removable clear aligners. Both altered treatment tools offers a couple of advantages on one hand site as well challenges for doctors and patients on the other hand.

We will discuss the benefits of lingual fixed orthodontics concerning biomechanics, accuracy of clinical outcome and predictability versus indication for different malocclusions, compliance and dental hygiene aspects as well force applications and site effects in both treatment options.

We will also present clinical examples witch are solved through using a combination of the two systems to join the advantages of both.