Achieving Clinical Success in Lingual Orthodontics by Julia Harfin, Augusto Ureña

By Julia Harfin, Augusto Ureña

This booklet is designed to fulfill the desires of all orthodontists drawn to treating young children, youth, and/or adults with brackets put on the palatal and lingual surfaces of tooth. It explains how one can in achieving very good effects, reminiscent of these got with labial brackets, via innovations played totally in the dental workplace and keeping off use of high-priced outdoors laboratories. The e-book is split into 3 elements. the 1st is dedicated to biomechanics, contemplating every one form of malocclusion and describing the best way to arrange the arches optimally. this isn't a theoretical part; relatively it covers facets stated to be of major sensible significance through scholars and medical professionals. the second one half explains how you can deal with the most typical malocclusions, with step by step descriptions of strategies utilized in daily scientific perform. The concluding a part of the publication describes completing strategies to augment aesthetics and discusses long term results.

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A b Fig. 2 (a, b) Lateral photographs at the beginning of the treatment Mandibular arch discrepancy was – 3 mm. The treatment objective was to correct the anterior crowding without extractions using interproximal enamel reduction (Fig. 3a, b). No brackets were placed in the maxilla. a b Fig. 3 (a, b) Upper and lower arches before treatment 50 2 Treatment of the Lower Anterior Crowding by Stripping Procedures The goal of the treatment was to correct the lower anterior crowding without any extraction.

It has to be placed the same day the brackets are removed. Conclusion For achieving excellent and consistent results, indirect bonding is highly recommendable. There is no standard archwire sequence and ideal arch form for all patients alike. An individualized archwire is mandatory. Torque control on the anterior segment plays an important role in the success of the treatment. It is very important to control torque before beginning to close the extraction spaces. A comprehensive understanding of the force systems in lingual orthodontics is imperative for obtaining successful results.

They have to be used with rectangular wires to avoid unnecessary inclinations, undesirable extrusions, and transversal compressions in the arch width. When it is necessary, labial esthetic buttons are recommended. The following examples describe the most common and different alternatives. When the molars are in a crossbite relation, an elastic between the palatal hook of the 1st upper molar tube and an esthetic button on the labial surface of the 1st lower molar is advisable (1/8 medium or heavy) (Fig.

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