The lingual versus labial biomechanics – A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Navedha Surendran, Sreelakshmi Jyothi*

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 151-154

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Lingual orthodontics have stormed the world of orthodontics over the past few years with its esthetic superiority. But apart from its invisibility, this technique has very significant superiority in non extraction line of treatment where space is a requirement. This article is aimed at describing a case report of a 12-year-old girl who with almost 180 degree rotated upper left central incisor with its palatal surface facing labially. With the lingual technique the derotation of rotated incisor was completed. The incisors maintained the axial inclination without disturbing the profile. This proves that apart from the esthetic superiority, the lingual technique has the greatest advantage of its biomechanics in preventing unwanted proclination of anteriors, thus serving as the ultimate choice of treatment in non- extraction treatment.

Keywords : Center of resistance, Lingual biomechanics, Labial biomechanics.

How to cite : Surendran N, Jyothi S, The lingual versus labial biomechanics – A case report. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(2):151-154

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int J Oral Health Dent. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (

Article History

Received : 22-04-2021

Accepted : 01-06-2021

Available online : 13-07-2021

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