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Esthetic Options for Tooth Movement

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Clear aligners and lingually positioned appliances present esthetic alternatives to orthodontic treatment with traditional braces.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. List various approaches to orthodontic therapy, reasons why patients may prefer one modality to another, and how gender and age may influence preference.
  2. Identify the pros and cons of clear aligner and lingual appliance therapies.
  3. Discuss theories for tooth movement and forces that affect outcomes during orthodontic treatment.

This course was published in the February 2019 issue and expires February 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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