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2018 Annual Session Conference

Invisible Orthodontic Appliances: Clear Aligner vs. Individual Lingual System

May 6, 2018 2:05pm ‐ May 6, 2018 2:50pm


Invisible orthodontic appliances are the hotspot of orthodontic clinic and basic research at present. The clear aligner and individual lingual system are mainly two types of invisible orthodontic appliances. This lecture is to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two types by case presentation and discuss. The clear aligner is good at molar distalization, anterior teeth intrusion and periodontitis orthodontic treatment etc. the individual lingual system is adept at arch expansion, deep overbite correction, anterior teeth en mass retraction and complex orthodontic case. The purpose of this lecture is to guide the selection of invisible orthodontic appliances for doctors and patients.

Learning Objective:

  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of clear aligner.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of individual lingual system.
  • Identify the most appropriate invisible orthodontic appliances.


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