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Esthetic Orthodontic Treatment

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Clear aligner therapy and lingually positioned appliances present esthetic alternatives to orthodontic treatment with traditional braces.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. List various approaches to orthodontic therapy, reasons why patients may prefer one modality to another, and how gender and age may influence preference.
  2. Provide historical context for clear aligner and lingual appliance therapies, and the pros and cons of each approach.
  3. Discuss theories for tooth movement and forces that affect outcomes during orthodontic treatment.

This course was issued in the January 2019 issue and expires 1/31/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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