Where to start a treatment plan- ning focusing on smile esthetics?

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Edition V19N05 | Year 2020 | Editorial Eu penso assim | Pages 26 to 40

ANDRE WILSON MACHADO

Introduction: Although there are numerous publications on smile esthetics, the realization of esthetic treatment planning in a simple and systematic way is still a challenge. Objective: To present a step-by-step method on how to start an esthetic smile planning, and answer the following questions: Where to start a treatment planning focusing on smile esthetics? Which resource can help in visualizing the problems to develop the treatment planning and assist in communication? Results: The method presented was used in two clinical cases that obtained excellent occlusal and esthetic results. Conclusion: The presented method facilitates the visualization of smile esthetic problems, makes the treatment planning focusing on smile esthet- ics a simple and systematic procedure and, ultimately, optimizes communication with the multidisciplinary team and patients.

Dental esthetics. Orthodontics. Smiling.

Machado AW. Where to start a treatment planning focusing on smile esthetics? Clin Orthod. 2020 Oct-Nov;19(5):26-40.

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