The Influence of Digital and Lab Systems on Biomechanical Control


In lingual orthodontics, it is very important to prepare the cases customizing the brackets prescription. If we can measure the prescription that we are using for the different cases, we can evaluate the results, and learn from our own cases how much we need to over correct the prescription according to our particular wire sequence.

The lab customization of the prescription allow us to measure the prescription that we are using in a case and modify it, if necessary, during the detailing phase. For this issue we need some instruments as the Accuracy Bracket Positioner (ABP) that allow us to change the bracket prescription and finishing the case without wire bending.

Also it is possible in the lab customization with set up modes, but also is necessary to use some special instruments, like the Occlusal Plane Reference (OPR).

The digital system also could be use for this purpose but normally we need the help of different companies to change the prescription of the brackets at the finishing stage.

The author will demonstrate the different systems and show clinical cases to show the difference between them.


• Practice limited to Orthodontics.

• DDS, University of Montevideo, Uruguay (1981).

• Author of the CSW, CLO and SARDAC techniques.

• Head of Master of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics of Athenea Dental Institute, validated by the University of San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain.

• President of Asociación Iberoamericana de Ortodoncistas (AIO)

• Chairman of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) 2017-2019

• Active member of ESLO and IABO, as well as numerous scientific societies such as SEDO, AAO, WFO, AIO, EOS, ESLO, WSLO, SEDC, SEOP, EAS.

• Member of honor of the Ukrainian Society of Lingual Orthodontics (USLO), the Bulgarian Society of Lingual Orthodontics, and the Brazilian Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ABOL).

• Lecturer at courses and conferences in Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, South Korea, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, USA, France, Guatemala, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Great Britain, Greece, Dominican Republic, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay, Venezuela.

• President of the SIAOL (Sociedad Iberoamericana de Ortodoncia Lingual) (2001-2013).

• Chairman of the 3rd International Congress of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) (2007-2009).

• 6th President of the ESLO (European Society of Lingual Orthodontics).

• President of the Scientific Committee of COEC (Catalonian Dental Society) (2004-2014).

• Member of the Directors Board of COEC (1999-2014).

• Vice President of the Scientific Committee of AIO (Iberoamerican Association of Orthodontists) (2004-2010).

• AIO Delegate at the WFO (World Federation of Orthodontics).

• Member of the Editorial Committee of Orthodontics – The art and practice of dentofacial enhancement Journal (2010).

• Member of ESLO Board of Directors (European Society of Lingual orthodontics) (from 2012).

• Member of Organizing Committee of 11th ESLO Congress (2014), Italy.

• President of the Scientific Committee of 11th ESLO Congress (2014), Italy.

• Editor-in-Chief of Tribuna Books Ripano Lingual Orthodontic Journal (from 2013).

• Saint Apolonia Medal, granted by COEC (2014).