Class III Treatment with Lingual Orthodontics
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Lingual Orthodontics is believed to require long treatment time and the
results are usually unsatisfactory. However, Lingual Orthodontics has a lot of
advantages that are not seen with Labial Orthodontics. In this chapter, the author will
illustrate with cases that Lingual Orthodontics can be very effective in treating Class III
cases due to the ease in tipping back mandibular molars. In addition, the author will
demonstrate that tooth movement in Lingual Orthodontics is quite different from Labial
Orthodontics. Quite often, cases that require orthognathic surgery with Labial
Orthodontics may be done non-surgically if Lingual Orthodontics is used.
Lingual Orthodontics, Skeletal Class III malocclusions, Anterior
crossbite, Non-surgical treatment, Backward rotation of the mandible.
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