Article: Volume 7 Number 4 Page 118 - October 2014

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  Orth Update 2014; 7: 118-120

Orthodontics:  Tooth Reshaping as an Integral Part of Orthodontic Treatment

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Abstract: Tooth reshaping is becoming an integral part of orthodontic treatment to maximize the aesthetic outcome. The removal of incisor mamelons with Sof-Lex™ discs is a straightforward, easy and minimally invasive way of dramatically improving the appearance of previously unworn incisors. This method can be used during the finishing stages of orthodontic treatment.

Clinical relevance: The dental team often encounters patients with misshapen and malformed teeth. Reshaping teeth is fast becoming an integral part of orthodontic treatment. When used in appropriate cases, tooth reshaping can be an effective, minimally invasive technique to achieve a highly aesthetic result

Author notes: Sarah E Griffiths, BDS MFDS RCS(Edin), Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2JF and P Jonathan Sandler BDS(Hons), MSc, PhD, FDS RCPS, MOrth RCS, Professor and Consultant Orthodontist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5BL.

Objective: To describe and demonstrate methods of tooth reshaping as part of orthodontic treatment.

Kavo Kerr