Every issue of Orthodontic Products presents readers with new,ever-advancing products, but how many orthodontists actually go beyondbasic brackets and wires in their practices? To find out, we have launched a series of reader surveys that will continue throughoutthe year.

The goal of our first survey was to discover if and how ourreaders use clear aligners. To gather our data, we sent an e-mailsurvey, with the incentive of a $50 gift card for filling it out. Wereceived a total of 187 responses, although not all respondents answeredall of the questions (and some questions allowed for more than oneanswer). In the accompanying charts, each answer is labeled with thepercentage and the number of respondents who gave that answer. Here’swhat they said.

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