Esthetic Orthodontic Treatment
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:
- List various approaches to orthodontic therapy, reasons why patients may prefer one modality to another, and how gender and age may influence preference.
- Provide historical context for clear aligner and lingual appliance therapies, and the pros and cons of each approach.
- 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.