Int Orthod. 2023 Jan 5;21(1):100721. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2022.100721. Online ahead of print.


This case report describes a complex full-step class II malocclusion with unilateral upper lateral incisor agenesis in an adult patient treated with lingual straight-wire appliance and premolar extraction, with the two-fold aim of obtaining ideal occlusal relationship and smile aesthetic improvement. In view of this, it underlines how an appropriate treatment strategy, including extraction choice and anchorage control during space closure, is needed to achieve the planned results with a completely invisible lingual appliance combined with aesthetic veneers.

PMID:36610255 | DOI:10.1016/j.ortho.2022.100721