Customized brackets and the straight arch technique combined in one appliance to simplify lingual orthodontics
Address for correspondence: P. BARON Department of Orthodontics University of Toulouse III 3 Chemin des Maraichers, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 4 firstname.lastname@example.org
The concept of the appliance we describe in this article is based on a number of technological advances. The brackets, created in accordance with CAD/CAM are the product of an original process that makes them resistant to de-bonding providing a high resistance to bracket loss. They are also compatible with the use of a veritable straight wire enabling the use of prefabricated standard wires. The manufacturing process uses a maximum of digitized resources to elaborate a numerical set-up usable by the practitioners. A 3D computerised treatment control is performed from the beginning to the end of the assembly line and warrants a perfect precision of the bonding placement.
Appliances are completely personalized for each patient taking into account particular anatomic features as well as the prescriptions of practitioners. As a result practitioners will benefit from a number of theoretical advantages making treatment more pleasant and functionally smoother at every phase of therapy. Managing the Lingualjet appliance is simple and transforms straight wire lingual therapy into a procedure comparable in every way to traditional use of the straight wire in buccally bonded attachments.
Key words: Lingual orthodontics / CAD / CAM / Straight wire / Digital set-up / 3D imaging
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