Lingual, Aligners and TADs – Paradigm Shift in Aesthetic Orthodontics


The newer Digital Aesthetic appliances such as Lingual and Aligners have challenged the way we think in treating complex malocclusion cases.

The state of the art Lingualmatrix Cad/Cam system is an excellent lingual system for Orthodontists who wish to have a customised appliance for their patients which can provide them with complete 3 dimensional control, accuracy, good finish, patient comfort, reduced chair side time and minimal appointments.

With the advent of Aligners, plastic polymers, 3D printing technology and virtual tooth movement software, it has enabled us to use Aligners in complex cases and this form of treatment is becoming more popular as it opens up new dimension in current orthodontics ERA.

The presentation shall enlighten on concept, technology features, and pathbreaking combination of cad/cam lingual appliance, Aligners with Microimplants for management of complex malocclusion.


Dr Pravin Shetty, is an astute clinician, innovator, inventor and academician in the field of Orthodontics, with an exclusive Orthodontic Practice in Mumbai with special attention to digital orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, Aligners and micro implants.

Prizes and awards

1st prize at INCOGNITO – fastest ligating competition held at European society of lingual orthodontiocs (ESLO) Cannes, France, 2009.

2nd prize at World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) Seoul, Korea, 2008.

Professional affiliations

Managing Trustee & Director – Vasantdada Patil Dental College & Hospital & Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and Professor – Department of Orthodontics.

Past-Vice-President, Indian Orthodontic Society.

Founder Member & Past President of Lingual Orthodontic Society (India).

Active Member – European Society Of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO) and World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO).

Inventor of Cad/Cam based customized 3D-lingual bracket system – Lingualmatrix (process patent) and Smilealign 3D aligners.

Cofounder – toothsi


Australasian Society of Lingual Orthodontics –Sydney, Australia

World Society of Lingual Orthodontics – Barcelona, Spain

University of Tecknologia Mara – Malaysia

European Society of Lingual Orthodontics – Cascais, Portugal

Sri Lanka Orthodontic Society – Colombo

European Society of Lingual Orthodontics – Athens, Greece

World Society Lingual Orthodontics – Seoul, Korea

Asian Lingual Orthodontic meeting [ALOM] – Korea

Australasian Lingual Society – Melbourne, Australia

APOC – Bali, Indonesia

South Asian Orthodontic Congress – Nepal