Int Orthod. 2023 May 29;21(3):100776. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2023.100776. Online ahead of print.


This case report describes a complex full-step class II high angle case in an adult patient treated with lingual straight-wire appliance, premolar extractions and orthognathic surgery. With the twofold aim of obtaining ideal occlusal relationship and aesthetic improvement, surgical treatment with appropriate biomechanical strategies, including extraction choice and torque control during space closure, are needed to achieve the planned results. This case report demonstrates the possibility of solving successfully severe sagittal, transverse and vertical discrepancies in an adult patient with surgical treatment by means of an invisible technique. This report also underlines the need for precise biomechanical control, including set-up overcorrections and an auxiliary spring to manage teeth inclination, in lingual orthodontics extraction cases.

PMID:37257395 | DOI:10.1016/j.ortho.2023.100776