There are some compelling reasons why all orthodontic specialists should have some basic capability to employ lingual fixed appliances. In this lecture we will describe the false choice that is commonly presented to patients, between therapy with buccal fixed appliances or no treatment at all. We also demonstrate the benefits of employing lingual appliances for both the patient and the practitioner.
Identify at least two logistical or biomechanical advantages of lingual appliances.
Recognize the indications for lingual orthodontic treatment.
Discuss strengths and weakness of different lingual appliance systems.