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Revista Brasileira de Odontologia

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ROTHIER, Eduardo Kant C.  e  VILELLA, Oswaldo de Vasconcellos. Technique to make temporary esthetic pontics for orthodontic appliances. Rev. Bras. Odontol. [online]. 2012, vol.69, n.2, pp. 258-259. ISSN 1984-3747.

Patient's demand for aesthetics during orthodontic treatment has increased over the years. The development of new methods such as Lingual braces 4 and the Invisalign System 6 are examples of approaches which focus on the aesthetic aspect of orthodontic appliances. Nevertheless, patients using labial braces also seek a pleasing appearance 7. Where the orthodontic treatment requires dental extractions, temporary aesthetic pontics should be adapted to these appliances 4,6,7. The aesthetic pontics attached to conventional braces also provides a solution to this problem by closing blank spaces due to dental extractions. The latter is clinically significant as it finds great acceptance in treatments, especially those requiring extractions.

Palavras-chave : esthetics dental; orthodontics; oral surgery..

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