After graduating from the Faculty of Dentistry of Istanbul University in 1974, Muzaffer GÜLYURT completed his Ph.D. in Ataturk University Faculty of Dentistry Orthodontics Department. After his doctorate, he worked as a guest lecturer at the Kieferortpthopaedie Department of the Faculty of Dentistry of Johannes Götenberg, Mainz, Germany (DAAD scholarship). He became an associate professor in 1985. He served as the Head of the Department of Orthodontics at Atatürk University between 1982-1987 and as the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of Atatürk University between 1993-1999. Between 1986 and 1991, he served as the chairman of the Chamber of Dentists of Erzurum-Erzincan-Ağrı-Kars provinces. He retired from Atatürk University Faculty of Dentistry in 2001. He served in the Turkish Grand National Assembly in 2002-2011. In 2011–2016, he was self-employed. Since 2016, he has been working as a faculty member and head physician at Biruni University Faculty of Dentistry.
Orthodontic Treatment Applications with Clear Aligner
Clear aligner system, which is developed as an alternative to fixed orthodontic treatment methods, is a treatment method which uses a series of transparent, plastic and removable plaques created by computer technology for aligning the teeth to their ideal positions. Clear aligner system is used in an increasing manner among orthodontic treatment methods. It is especially preferred by aesthetic sensitive adult patients and the patients who have simple dental anomalies that are not difficult to treat. With the help of a number of recently developed instruments, scientific studies are being conducted to use this system in some skeletal anomalies. Each phase of diagnosis and treatment is planned and supervised by a specialist physician with a special software program with 3D digital imaging technology. Plates produced with Cad-Cam technology according to the treatment plan and each plate is used consecutively for a period of 2 weeks.
It should be accepted that this technique has some positive aspects and some deficiencies. Scientists are working hard to overcome these deficiencies. It is clear that clear aligner systems are the most commonly used treatment methods in the future.