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The end-of-treatment objectives linked to lingual occlusion are often poorly detailed, whether in the scientific literature or in the criteria established by scientific societies. However, there are simple ways to analyze these goals. It is essential to better understand and define these objectives to ensure effective treatment.

Occlusion is the culmination of the act of closing the arches.

The articulation refers to the relationships between opposing teeth during occlusion. Meshing, on the other hand, refers to the way in which the cusps of one arch engage in the corresponding grooves of the opposite arch. It is essential to note that the study of occlusion requires the presence of the patient during the clinical examination, as it cannot be fully evaluated on casts alone.

In practical work, the occlusion is analyzed on casts specially prepared to reproduce the initial relationships of the arches, using a sheet of pink wax to mark the median and lateral landmarks, allowing the usual maximum occlusion to be found. This study of occlusion follows the Angle classification for a structured approach.

The end-of-treatment objectives concerning lingual occlusion are often insufficiently detailed, whether in the scientific literature or in the criteria established by scientific societies, despite the availability of simple methods to analyze them.

In our daily practice, the lingual part of the occlusion is rarely examined in detail, mainly due to the difficulty of direct observation inside the mouth. However, it is an essential factor to guarantee the success and stability of our orthodontic treatments.

To learn more about this topic, you can consult the source: http://csd23.blogspot.ch/2010/07/locclusion-en-orthodontie.html.

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