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Self ligating lingual appliance

Authors
Journal
Medical Journal Armed Forces India
0377-1237
Publisher
Elsevier
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.mjafi.2012.07.012
Keywords
  • Lingual Orthodontics
  • Self Ligating
  • Indirect Bonding
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract Adult demand for orthodontics has grown considerably over the past 10 years propelling increased demand for Esthetic Orthodontics. Lingual appliances are a viable option toward providing Esthetic Orthodontics. The lingual surface of the teeth has a unique morphology that makes it difficult to place brackets in ideal positions. Indirect bonding has become the established methods of overcoming these discrepancies, along with the latest designs of self ligating brackets which offer more efficient mechanics and shorter treatment time.

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