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Didem Aktan


Didem Aktan

Dr. Didem AKTAN was born in Istanbul in 1985 and received her Dental Degree from İstanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 2008. She has completed her PhD from Istanbul University Dentistry Faculty Orthodontics Department in Turkey. She is working as an orthodontist in a dental clinic of a private complex hospital in Istanbul. Dr Aktan, who has been intensively interested in lingual orthodontics since 2011, participated in many congresses, symposiums and certification programs both in Turkey and abroad. She is a member of the Turkish Orthodontic Society (TOD) and in 2018, she became an European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO) Active Member. Dr Aktan is the current president of Turkish Lingual Orthodontic Society (LOD).   She conducts a clinical training program on lingual orthodontics in Istanbul and  by 2020 she teaches PhD lessons of Lingual Orthodontics at Yeditepe University and Bezmialem Vakıf University.

Dr Aktan has been carrying out clinical studies on lingual orthodontics in Turkey and has been carrying out joint studies with foreign clinics and associations.

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Clinical management of extraction cases and fixed functional appliances in lingual orthodontics

Lingual orthodontics is the only orthodontic treatment option that is truly invisible and therefore very well accepted by most of our patients.

With the use of completely customised lingual bracket systems and  the advantages of technology,

many problems that had previously been experienced during lingual orthodontic treatment have dissapeard and more predictable and successful results have been achieved.

The important clinical advantages of customized  lingual orthodontic systems are full of torque control and perdictibilty, which is critical for clinical managment of  extraction cases and class II malocclusions.

When ideal protocols are followed, the clinical management of severe malocclusions is possible and successful with the lingual orthodontic treatment which provides a facilitating clinical advantage to the doctor.

In this presentation, current therapeutic strategies and ideal protocols will be described to treat extraction cases and  class II malocclusions in adolescents and adults with a completely-customized lingual appliance. In this context, clinical utilization methods of flexible bite jumpers and herbst mechanics will additionally be examined through clinical cases.