Article: Volume 45 Number 2 Page 141 - February 2018

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Orthodontics:  Lingual Orthodontics – Clinical Applications and Patient Information

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Abstract: The demand for adult orthodontic treatment is an ever-increasing trend that has driven the development of aesthetic orthodontic systems. Lingual orthodontic appliances provide the ultimate in aesthetics and their use has grown with the development of the appliances. The clinical application of different lingual appliances is described and evidence-based patient information is provided.

Clinical relevance: Increasing demand for aesthetic orthodontic systems means that lingual appliances are, and are likely to become, more popular in the future. A broad knowledge of their clinical application and useful evidence-based information to give to patients is invaluable for all dental practitioners.

Author notes: Andrew T Shelton, BDS, MFDS RCS(Edin), MOrth RCS(Eng), MDentSci, FDS RCS(Eng), Consultant Orthodontist, Montagu Hospital, Doncaster, S64 OAZ, Trevor Hodge, BDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed), MPhil(Orth), FDS(Orth)RCS(Ed), FDS RCS(Eng), FHEA, Consultant Orthodontist, Leeds Dental Institute, Clarendon Way, Leeds LD2 9LU and Paul Scott, BChD, MFGDP(UK), MFDS RCS(Eng), MSc, MOrth RCS(Ed), FDS RCS(Eng), Consultant Orthodontist, Montagu Hospital, Doncaster S64 OAZ, UK.

Objective: To understand the clinical applications of lingual appliances and increase awareness of the benefits and risks of the appliances. Enhanced CPD DO C