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The Contemporary Blend of Esthetic Smile Design: The Role of the Case Presentation

‐ May 5, 2018 7:45am

Designing a smile has accepted norms and ideals, but contemporary orthodontic treatment planning requires tailoring a treatment plan to the individual needs and desires of the individual patient. This requires us to treat the case presentation as a two-way street. Digital technology helps us tailor the clinical examination into the visual presentation of treatment options for both the patient and doctor to visualize the treatment goals as well as quantify what movements are needed to achieve the proposed outcome. This technology continues to evolve in both orthodontics and esthetic dentistry yielding even closer collaboration in interdisciplinary treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the psychological impact of image modification to describe Macroesthetic treatment goals.
  • Identify the fundamental philosophical approach of visualization and quantification in treatment planning.
  • Utilize a flowchart of information management to treatment implementation.


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