Daily Archives: January 6, 2011

ESCO Postings

From: Mark Lively [mailto:mdlively@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 10:18 AM
To: ‘The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics’
Subject: ESCO Postings
Hi All:

I am getting posts from ESCO in the original format in also in the WordPress
format, as I believe a previous update noted would occur.  Is everyone
getting the WordPress version at this time?  I just want to make sure that I
am reaching the masses, lol.   I know that ESCO is moving over to WordPress,
but can one of the two posts be eliminated?   

Mark Lively
Stuart, FL

Allergic reactions to Invisalign materials

From: Charles J Ruff [mailto:orthodmd@me.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 7:56 AM
To: ESCO ESCO
Subject: allergic reactions to Invisalign materials

I recently had a patient (45 yr old adult female) who complained of medical problems that started around the same time as she started Invisalign tx.  The chief complaint was vitamin D deficiency as well as being run down.  When I moved her from regular aligners to Invisalign retainers, her symptoms increased to the point she felt her tongue and throat were swollen and very sore.  When she removed the retainers she felt much better.

I then transitioned her to a fixed lower retainer and a true Essix retainer made from Ace material from Raintree.

The patient then did some research and found out about the FDA fine that Invisalign paid for not properly notifying the FDA about similar type complaints  that Invisalign was aware of.

Does anyone have any similar concerns or complaints from patients?

thanks

charlie ruff 

Here is a note from the patient about what she experienced

http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/ESCO/Fotter.pdf

Magnifying Loupes

From: Utley3 [mailto:utley3@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 2:39 PM
To: ESCO@listserv.uic.edu
Subject: Magnifying Loupes

I was wondering how many reading this are using magnifying loops?  If so, what procedures do you use them for?  I feel like they would help me with bandings and adhesive removal at deband.  Any problems or disadvantages?  I am looking at Design for Vision loupes.  Any particular brands/products anyone else recommend? 

Kevin C. Utley