The specialty of orthodontics has largely been influenced by the recent advances in
digital technology, leading to customized treatment approaches tailored for individual
patients. There is no doubt that the field of orthodontics is ushered with the incorporation
of technological advances leading to a separate entity within it, orthodontic digital
workflow. Even though high cost and technical expertise are warranted in adapting
this technology to orthodontic offices, more and more specialists are looking forward
to embracing it with a view of easing both the patient's and operator's life. I feel
it is worth taking up the challenges considering the opportunities that digital resources
and workflows might offer to our day-to-day orthodontic practice. What we must take
care of at this moment is to reduce the ‘digital gap’ and learn to use digital data
to reach better decisions, ultimately leading to better and personalized patient care.
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