Smile esthetics is considered as the main objective to fulfill during our orthodontic treatment. In handling our patient’s problem list, we ask frequently ourselves 1) do we have to consider the incisor position ONLY in the sagittal plane or more and more in the vertical and, 2) should we have to apply a SYSTEMIZED treatment approach or must we INDIVIDUALIZE our treatment planning? Our orthodontic philosophy has to consider the initial vertical position of upper and lower incisors at rest and during smiling in order to set up individualized treatment objectives and to attain the best final esthetic result. Therefore, we have to apply individualized mechanics depending on facial growth pattern, occlusal plane inclination and smile line position.
Establish an individualized diagnosis based on the different components of the face.
Apply an appropriate treatment planning according to smile esthetics need.
Apply individualized mechanics depending on facial growth pattern, occlusal plane inclination and smile line position.