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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B55A - Is a Robot Necessary to Practice Lingual Orthodontics?

Apr 25, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 8:30am


Today, lingual systems provide individualized archwires bent by a robot, not only for starting but also for the finishing sequence of treatment. By using a unique precise process for transferring brackets from digital set-up to malocclusion model, and preformed straight wires, it is possible to practice lingual orthodontics successfully but more simply without robot and consequently without dependence of a laboratory during the treatment. This lecture will explain how we determine the most appropriate torque and angulation values to use for building digital set-up in order to make tooth movements more efficient and reduce the finishing adjustments. The presentation of cases will demonstrate that the combination of simplicity, accuracy and individualized prescription is the key to manage a lingual treatment in a shorter time and with a shorter chair time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the different components of an individualized laboratory prescription.
  • Compare the advantages of a lingual straight wire technique to a multi-bend wire technique.
  • Outline the archwire selection of an extraction and non-extraction case.


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