The improvement of the smile has spread widely in the age of aesthetics. Systematic systems have also been introduced in orthodontics to meet the patient’s needs such as aesthetic brackets, aligners, lingual orthodontic therapies. Orthodontic treatments, especially for the adult patient, must be able to offer effectiveness and efficiency in the shortest possible time while safeguarding the principles of correct functional occlusion.
The short term treatments, initially proposed in the United Kingdom, aimed at improving the aesthetics of the frontal elements, in a period of time varying between 6 and 9 months, also fit into this context. They are aimed at the adult patient, at the end of growth and possibly with stable occlusal relationships. They are therefore addressed to patients who do not wish to undergo one conventional orthodontic therapy that engages them for a duration of 2-3 years, but who at the same time wish to improve the aesthetics of the smile.
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