Short-term orthodontics is a growing area of clinical care delivery. Many practitioners who have not experienced specialist orthodontic education are involved in the provision of that care. Limited orthodontic treatment can provide a level of tooth movement but the essential challenge arises from the patient's expectations and their acceptance of the possible outcomes. As with all techniques, short-term orthodontics is not a panacea of care and the patient's motivation and the identification of specific cases which might benefit, is essential. Providers clearly use the technique in different ways and this paper highlights areas of caution.
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- Short term orthodontics