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Planning and orthodontic preparation for maxillary incisors reshaping

Marcelo CASTELLUCCI, Paula MATHIAS

Introduction: Having a beautiful smile is the main desire of people seeking dental treatment. To achieve this goal, many variables must be considered. These include tooth alignment, color, shape and size, besides their harmonious relationship with the lips and face. An individualized diagnosis is essential to achieve the best result. Within this context, facial analysis and the characteristics of shape, size and position of maxillary incisors play a key role. Methods: This paper describes clinical situations in which interdisciplinary treatment was performed to achieve esthetic results in a conservative manner and ensuring greater stability. In most cases requiring reshaping of maxillary incisors for esthetic reasons, prior orthodontic movement is essential. The main focus of this paper is to discuss the many variables involved in these situations. Results and Conclusion: The results of treatments described in this paper were obtained by means of a multidisciplinary approach, involving Orthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry, acting in harmony and recognizing their possibilities and limitations, in order to offer patients the best esthetic solution for their smile. The best treatment option is not always the easiest or fastest. The dentist, as a health professional, should consider the patients’ wishes but also perform treatments with minimal intervention, and the best and most predictable esthetic result, also focusing on function and health.

Keywords: Orthodontics. Dental esthetics. Smile.

How to cite: Castellucci M, Mathias P. Planning and orthodontic preparation for maxillary incisors reshaping. Dental Press J Orthod. 2021;26(4):e21spe4. https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.26.4.e21spe4

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