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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-139

Management of bimaxillary dento alveolar protrusion with lingual appliance

1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Anilkumar Katta
Senior Lecturer, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.134891

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Adult orthodontics in today's contemporary world is focused mainly on esthetics. Lingual orthodontics has evolved as an adjunct while exploring esthetics. Assuring esthetics and functional balance is the current concept of invisible orthodontics. It is almost as successful as labial orthodontics and has good three-dimensional control over the dentition. As the brackets are placed near to the center of resistance of the tooth, anchorage value is higher in lingual orthodontics than labial orthodontics. With the appliance in mouth, the patient overcomes the social barriers of appearing in public and augments his own level of confidence. Proper knowledge on biomechanics ensures success with lingual appliance. The following case report presents the usage of lingual technique in closing generalized spaces by following proper biomechanics in achieving ideal occlusion and thus enhancing esthetics.

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