The Lingual Choice – Orthodontic Products September 2015
Dr. Neal Kravitz highlights the benefits of offering lingual orthodontics as a treatment option. With the increasing demand for aesthetics, he details why orthodontists should integrate lingual orthodontics into their office. The article includes a case study with the Incognito™ Appliance System.
September 1st, 2015. 3M Newsroom.
By Dr. Lars Christensen
Dr. Lars Christensen speaks to the features and benefits of using RelyX™ Unicem 2 Cement with the Incognito™ Appliance System in his office. Dr. Christensen highlights his own practice data demonstrating success with the cement, a commentary on advantages in bonding with the cement, and a discussion on debonding.
“The addition of RelyX™ Unicem 2 Cement as a bonding protocol has significantly reduced our bond failure rate with Incognito appliances. This greatly benefits the patient experience, as the need for unscheduled appointments is kept to a minimum – uncomfortable repairs are avoided and treatment progresses more predictably toward the end result. From a clinical perspective, the debonding procedure is often more time consuming using the RelyX Unicem 2 Cement bonding protocol. However, the benefits greatly outweigh the disadvantages. The appliance stays in place for the duration of treatment in exactly the place it was intended, dramatically minimising finishing procedures such as wire bending. This is a significant part of keeping our patients happy while wearing orthodontic appliances.”
Read the full lingual cement bonding article.
Dr. Lars Christensen
Dr. Lars Christensen is in private practice in Oxford, UK. His current research interest focuses on clinical applications of modern bonding materials, MBT™ Appliance System treatment mechanics, adult and aesthetic treatment. Publications include developmental aspects of tooth development, anatomy and bonding techniques. Dr. Christensen lectures extensively and has presented in Austral-Asia, Asia, Middle East, Europe as well as North and South America. He has presented more than 300 lectures around the world. He is a member of the British, European and American Associations of Orthodontics. The British Lingual Society and is an affiliate Member of the Southern California component of the Edward H Angle Society.