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Journal of Aligner Orthodontics



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Journal of Aligner Orthodontics 2 (2018), No. 3     6. Dec. 2018
Journal of Aligner Orthodontics 2 (2018), No. 3  (06.12.2018)

Page 227-237

Anterior dental spacing: Invisalign and restorative synergy for tooth size discrepancy management. Two case reports
Pavone, Antonello Francesco / Bazzucchi, Andrea / Mancini, Manuele / Pasquantonio, Guido
Restorative dental and prosthetic treatment in patients demanding aesthetics and function sometimes requires an interdisciplinary approach. In fact, restoring lost or missing teeth often requires the involvement of orthodontic, prosthetic and restorative professionals. The Invisalign system is much more accepted by patients due to its excellent aesthetic and comfort characteristics, reducing the risk of plaque-induced periodontal problems. Invisalign therapy, combined with restorative procedures, is an ideal alternative to offering sound tooth tissue maintenance, offering a very conservative approach. In this article it will be shown how the combination of Invisalign aligners and restorative therapies may lead to a predictable result, especially in patients with severe tooth size discrepancies.

Keywords: tooth size discrepancy, Bolton analysis, anterior diastema, maxillary anterior spacing, microdontia, conoid tooth, restorative dentistry, aligner orthodontics, interdisciplinary, dental spacing