Article: Volume 44 Number 3 Page 190 - March 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 190-198

Orthodontics:  A Predictable Alternative to a Smile in Six Months?

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Abstract: The aim of this article is to explore the use of Incognito™ Lite as an alternative to competitors advertising a ‘Smile in Six Months’ or rather short-term orthodontics for improving dental appearance through tooth movement. The focus is on the varied clinical use of this appliance system and its comparative advantages, disadvantages and placement techniques. Some alternatives are discussed and appraised. Two cases successfully treated with Incognito™ Lite are then presented.

Clinical relevance: A reliable and predictable tool for aesthetic alignment of teeth, creating a broader range of treatment options for both the clinician and the patient.

Author notes: Elizabeth Kalantzis, BDS(Hons), MClinDent, MJDF RCS(Eng), MOrth RCS(Eng), Post-CCST Orthodontist, University of Manchester Dental Hospital, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6HF and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Manchester M6 8HD and Northenden House Orthodontics, Sale Road, Manchester M23 0DF, David T Waring, BChD, MDentSci, MFDS RCS(Eng), MOrth RCS(Ed), FDS(Orth) RCS(Ed), Consultant Orthodontist, University of Manchester Dental Hospital and Northenden House Orthodontics and Ovais H Malik, BDS, MSc(Orth), MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Eng), MOrth RCS(Ed), FDS(Orth) RCS(Eng), Consultant Orthodontist, University of Manchester Dental Hospital, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Northenden House Orthodontics.

Objective: To explain how Incognito™ Lite can be a predictable alternative to other short-term orthodontic treatment modalities, often referred to as a ‘Smile in Six Months’.