Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Therapy

Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Therapy

Guest Talk in collaboration with Clearcorrect, a Straumann Group Brand

Course Synopsis

The introduction of digital orthodontics and clear aligner therapy has broadened the scope of orthodontic treatments significantly. Clear aligner therapy is an essential part of orthodontic treatments, for adults and children alike. Planning aligner cases, treating patients with greater efficiency, and achieving the desired results is readily achievable if well managed. This course aims to provide a clear overview of the fundamental principles of clear aligner therapy, the scientific basis of tooth movements with aligners and the protocol for successful case selection and management.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the orthodontic movements in clear aligners
  2.  Treatment planning for a more predictable outcome
  3. Understanding the role of IPR and engagers in aligner treatment
  4. Learn about the clinical procedures required from start to completion in a clear aligner therapy

Course Outline

Module 1—Principles of Clear Aligner Therapy (14 Jan 2024)

  1. Differences between fixed appliances and clear aligners
  2. Orthodontic tooth movements in clear aligner therapy
  3. Orthodontic examination of patient & appropriate records taking for clear aligner cases


Module 2—Case Selection: The Recipe to Aligner Success (18 Feb 2024)

  1. Appropriate case selection for clear aligner therapy
  2. Simple versus complex malocclusions
  3. Protocol for case submission
  4. Case review and modification of the simulation plan


Module 3—Managing the Essential Procedures throughout Clear Alignment Treatment (17 Mar 2024)

  1. Understanding the function and science of engagers/attachments & role of inter-proximal enamel reduction (IPR)
  2. Hands on session on engager bonding and IPR procedure
  3. Managing the first aligner fit appointment and each follow up appointment
  4. Guiding your patient to have a positive patient journey


Module 4—Revision for Perfection (7 Apr 2024)

  1. Understanding the importance of revision in clear aligner therapy
    How to utilize revision to achieve the optimal dental outcome
  2. Simple aligner troubleshooting techniques
  3. Managing aligner auxiliaries
  4. Tips for finishing cases
  5. Planning retention and learning how to place and manage fixed wire retainers


Download the course brochure here for more information on the course programme.

For more information, please whatsapp 6906 8688 or email


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Dr Thushala Ubaya

BDS (Hons) London
M Orth RCSEd (Edinburgh)
MSc (Orthodontics) Glasgow
FDS Orth RCSEd (Edinburgh)


About Dr Thushala Ubaya

Dr Thushala Ubaya built a distinguished career in dentistry and orthodontics in the UK for over 20 years where she had been a Consultant Orthodontist on the NHS for just under a decade before returning recently to Singapore. Dr Ubaya obtained her Masters of Science in Orthodontics (University of Glasgow) and her Membership in Orthodontics (Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh) in 2009. She undertook further senior orthodontic training at King’s College Hospital and St George’s Hospital in London to obtain her Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2011. She was also a Clinical Lecturer and Mentor with the School of Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Ubaya is particularly passionate about managing children and adults with all types of dento-facial problems. She is an experienced clear aligner provider and has been involved in managing patients with clear aligner therapy for over 10 years.



Module 1: 14 Jan 2024
Module 2: 18 Feb 2024
Module 3: 17 Mar 2024
Module 4: 7 Apr 2024
*Each module session is on a Sunday and is limited to 15 pax only.
Timing (for each module session): 9am to 6pm



Dontia Digital Innovations
1 Venture Avenue, #01-10, Perennial Business City (Lobby A), Singapore 608521

*Limited to 15 pax only

Course Fees


Group of 3: SGD2100
*All prices are inclusive of prevailing GST.

Payment Details


Mode of Payment: Bank Transfer and PayNow
Beneficiary: Straumann Group & ClearCorrect Pte Ltd
Bankers: DBS Bank Ltd
Our Bank Address: 6 Shenton Way, DBS Building Tower 2 Singapore 068809
Bank Code: 7171
Branch Code: 003
Bank Account No: 003-947947-6 (SGD)
PayNow: 200708440ddbs
Indicate: Clear Aligner Course

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