Professor Wiechmann, Dr. med. dent. Dr. h.c., received recognition as a specialist in orthodontics in 1997. He has been in private practice since 1998 in Bad Essen, Germany, the largest lingual practice in the world with about 1000 lingual patients in active treatment. In 2011 he completed his ‘Habilitation’ in orthodontics. Since 2013 he has been professor of orthodontics at Hannover Medical School. Germany. In 2016 he received the Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Montpellier, France.
Professor Wiechmann has received several prizes and honours for his scientific work in the field of orthodontics, including the honorary prize of the French Federation of Orthodontics.
The focus of his scientific activity is lingual orthodontics.
3-D root control with the lingual appliance***
This lecture will give an overview of situations in which controlled root movements are necessary and explain why completely customized lingual appliances are able to provide these movements.
In orthodontics, there are few cases where three-dimensional (3D) root control is not needed to deliver a high-quality result. Completely customized lingual appliances have milled high-precision bracket slots together with precise customized archwires. But above all, lingual appliances are fixed appliances which enable the practitioner to, not only plan, but realize major 3D tooth movements to improve the quality of the treatment outcome.
Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes
Aims: To give an overview of situations in which controlled root movements are necessary and to explain why completely customized lingual appliances are able to provide these movements.
Objectives: This lecture will underline the necessity of using fixed appliances in nearly every case if a high-quality treatment result is attempted.
Learning outcomes: Orthodontic specialists should choose adequate appliances depending on the complexity of the case and the desired quality of the treatment outcome. The orthodontic specialist should avoid treatment plans with compromised treatment results due to the limited performance of their chosen appliance.
‘The authors of abstracts marked *** have indicated a financial interest.’