Listen to Dr Nour Eldin Tarraf at the 2024 ASLO Congress.
Increasing Efficiency of Clear Aligner Treatment with Bone-Borne 3D Printed Appliances
In recent years clear aligner therapy has become a mainstay in both adult and adolescent orthodontic treatments. However, there are still significant limitations in certain tooth movements with aligners especially the bodily movement of posterior teeth, the closure of large spaces and maxillary expansion.
This lecture explores the use of skeletal anchorage and metal 3D printing to overcome some limitations of using clear aligners un-aided, to provide efficient and effective invisible orthodontic to all patients.
BDS(Hons), MDSc(Hons), MOrth RCSEd, MRACDS (Ortho)
PhD. Uni of Syd 2021
Dr Tarraf finished his BDS at Cairo University with Honors in 2001 followed by an orthodontic residency at Cairo University. He then moved to Sydney where he completed his Master's degree in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney in 2008 with Honors. He works in private practice in Chatswood & S.t Ives and is involved in research and teaching at the University of Sydney. With his practice composed of 40% adult patients Dr Tarraf has a special interest in invisible orthodontic techniques such as lingual orthodontics and aligner treatments. Over 50% of his patients including adolescents are treated with lingual appliances and he believes that with today’s technology every patient can be offered and invisible treatment option. He also has a keen interest in the clinical applications of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) and recently completed a PhD on the application of skeletal anchorage in growth modification for growing children. Among his other interests are timely interventions in growing children and the correct timing for different types of dentofacial-orthopaedics for optimal facial results.
Dr Tarraf is the Past president of the Australasian Society of Lingual Orthodontics ASLO and is a Titular member of ESLO and an active member of WSLO.