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Abstract

During the past decades, environments surrounding orthodontics have dramatically been changed. Demands for esthetics from patients are becoming more and more, and the number of patients who want to have invisible treatment has been increasing, especially in Europe and Asian countries. The lingual orthodontic therapy though started in 1972, could not be popular until the beginning of 1990. So far, the biggest changes in technical aspects of lingual orthodontics include development of patient and orthodontist friendly lingual treatment system with new appliances and digital technology for computerized treatment plan modeling and wire bending. Lingual orthodontics is no longer difficult nor complicated technique. We are now entering new era of lingual orthodontics. The purpose of this article is to review the history, biomechanics, accuracy, caries outcome and patient’s perspective of lingual orthodontics.

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