Journal of Odontology

Journal of Odontology
Open Access

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Major Considerations on the Lingual Orthodontics: A Systematic Review

Scannavino ECBF, Neto AMF, Hernandes NMB, Filho IDJ and Gomes MAR

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for orthodontic treatment for adult patients. For primarily aesthetic  characteristic, the tongue device is an excellent alternative to meet the requirements of patients who value dental esthetics, since it allows the patient has a beautiful smile not just after, but also during the treatment. This study discusses the development of the lingual technique, its basic principles, advantages and disadvantages and point out differences with respect to the conventional technique, aiming to give a broad overview of the concepts of Lingual Orthodontics and confirm this technique as a safe option for correction and alignment of teeth.