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

By Julia Harfin, Augusto Ureña

  • presents transparent and trustworthy step by step descriptions of techniques
  • Describes how you can deal with sufferers of every age and with varied malocclusions
  • Explains how the options could be played with no dear laboratory procedures

This publication is designed to fulfill the wishes of all orthodontists drawn to treating young children, kids, and/or adults with brackets put on the palatal and lingual surfaces of tooth. It explains how one can in achieving very good effects, equivalent to these acquired with labial brackets, by way of options played completely in the dental workplace and keeping off use of costly open air laboratories. The ebook is split into 3 elements. the 1st is dedicated to biomechanics, contemplating each one form of malocclusion and describing easy methods to organize the arches optimally. this isn't a theoretical part; relatively it covers features stated to be of top functional significance by means of scholars and medical professionals. the second one half explains the right way to deal with the most typical malocclusions, with step by step descriptions of suggestions utilized in daily medical perform. The concluding a part of the booklet describes completing strategies to augment aesthetics and discusses long term effects.

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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. Bibliography Alexander CM, Alexander RG, Gorman J, et al. Lingual orthodontics: a status report. Part 5 Lingual mechanotherapy. J Clin Orthod. 1983;17:99–115. Fujita K. New orthodontic treatment with lingual brackets and mushroom archwire technique.

Case Study 1 A 26-year-old female patient visited the clinic complaining about anterior lower crowding. She had had a 3-year orthodontic treatment and two first upper bicuspid extractions (Fig. 1a, b). a b Fig. 1 (a, b) Pretreatment front and lower occlusal photographs Case Study 1 49 No retention appliance was indicated at that time. Gingival margin, overjet, and overbite were pretty normal. The molar relationship was Class I canine and molar on the right and Class II on left side. The upper incisors were slightly retroinclined.

A fixed retention wire is advisable in all types of malocclusions for a long period of time. 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.

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