Treatment outcomes should depend on the orthodontist and not on the appliance of choice. Quality in orthodontic treatment can be assessed by different instruments including the ABO scoring system. Lingual treatment offers extremely accurate outcomes due to its customized nature; each lingual bracket has an individual prescription defined by the set-up following the orthodontist’s treatment plan. Recent studies indicate that this prescription can be transferred to the patient’s mouth with high degree of accuracy. An undisputed requirement for the successful use of these high-tech appliances are excellent orthodontic skills based on quality education.
Identify how quality control depends on the orthodontist.
Discuss assessment of treatment outcomes.
Comprehend the advantages of completely customized appliances.