Research Article| Volume 24, ISSUE 3, P358-362, September 2018

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Clinical efficiency with lingual orthodontics – It takes a team

Published:September 05, 2018DOI:


      With customized lingual appliances, we are able to predictably treat practically any type of case. Although providing lingual orthodontics is a fantastic service to offer, it can be challenging to implement in an already busy practice. This article covers strategies and logistics of integrating lingual treatment into your practice. Scheduling properly, excellent team training, case selection, appropriate delegation, and having realistic expectations are all part of the formula for success. Knowing the limitations of lingual treatment, especially in your hands, and understanding the unique potential side effects that can occur with lingual treatment is also important. Although lingual appliances can be tricky at first, having an enthusiastic and dedicated team that is willing to learn makes the transition into lingual braces much smoother. From making sure your team gets the best lingual training and an abundance of hands-on experience, to starting with less complicated cases to learn how to manage clinical time, this article highlights key tips and tricks on how to adequately incorporate the new techniques of lingual braces.
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