Contemporary Lingual Treatment with SureSmile

by Dr. Woo-Ttum Bittner

These days our patients demand reliable, fast therapy that is as close to invisible as possible. The lingual treatment option from SureSmile offers a perfect way for us to satisfy this demand.
Initial Observations
A 26-year-old female patient presented for consultation as a 2nd opinion in our practice with a Class I bimaxillary inclination of both arches with severe crowding, massive wear of front teeth and a distinct deep bite. Beginning gingival recessions in the lower front with a thin gingival tissue were observed; all third molars were impacted.
Treatment Plan
Treatment took a total of 9 months, during which lingual brackets were worn for just under 8 months. This treatment was more difficult because it proved necessary to bond sequentially as an additional partial scan was necessary for the lower right lateral incisor. The mid-treatment tooth build-ups in the maxillary anterior also necessitated an additional partial scan as a ”tooth update”.

Dr. Woo-Ttum Bittner

Dr. Bittner is a specialist in orthodontics who graduated from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He is the founder of ADENTICS®, a group of orthodontic practices that focus on lingual treatment. As the first SureSmile user for lingual in Europe, he has treated over 500 SureSmile lingual cases.