This portal provides information about orthodontic treatment using aligners. Unlike many other websites, this site does not just reflect the random preferences of the author, and, in addition, the information that it offers is completely independent of any financial interests. All of the information on this site is based on the latest scientific knowledge and is beholden to the concept of evidence-based medicine.
Evidence-based medicine (EnM) means the combination of the doctor’s experience, the latest scientific knowledge (i.e. knowledge taken from scientific journals) and the wishes of the patients themselves. The objective of EbM is to provide the very best care for the patients, irrespective of any personal prejudices or regional doctrines. There was a need for EbM because doctors normally tend to stick to the knowledge that they acquire during their training, whereas scientific knowledge is constantly progressing. As a consequence of this, many patients do not receive the best medical care, and unfortunately this is also the case with orthodontics.
Almost 10,000 articles are published about orthodontics every year. Of course, no doctor could possibly read all of them. So, various EbM means have been developed to make it possible for doctors to keep up to date up with all the latest developments. These include continuously updated scientific reviews – the so-called systematic reviews and also access to medical databases that make it possible for doctors to do their own research on how best to treat their patients.
This website makes use of the various EbM tools to provide an up-to-date, in-depth overview of aligner-based orthodontics. Unfortunately, very few scientific studies have been published on the subject of aligners, so our information is often not as complete as it should be. Nevertheless, we have tried to reflect the current scientific position. We hope that you enjoy reading the information on this website and that it provides you with fresh knowledge.
Dr Henning Madsen
For more information about our practice, please visit www.madsen.de