Occlusal finishing is a major concern in orthodontic treatment. The clinician may often have to place orthodontic finishing bends and reposition brackets in order to obtain an ideal detailed occlusion. Finishing procedures diminished with the introduction of customized techniques since the orthodontist can see the final result before the start of treatment using a manual or digital setup. Some systems also allow the orthodontist to perform corrections virtually; in other cases, however, only technicians can develop the setup. As of customized techniques, the complete bracket engagement is of great importance. To this end, the clinician must be familiar with the types of wires that can be used in the lingual technique in order to improve the final position of the tooth. In the last stage of the orthodontic treatment it may be necessary to correct the arches by making finishing bends that allow for better aesthetics, occlusion, periodontal health, root alignment and stability. Careful attention should be paid to the different biomechanics applied to the buccal and lingual technique.
Evaluate which steps need to be taken during the digital setup in order to obtain an ideal finishing.
Define the critical aspects of customized lingual and buccal technique that need to be evaluated in order to achieve an ideal occlusion.
Define the ideal corrections to be used in order to detail the final result, i.e. supplemental correction archwires, aligners with setup, archwires with multiple finishing bends.