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The ‘individual’ orthodontic patient

        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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