Prof. Giuseppe Scuzzo

Keys to mastery in digital lingual and hybrid treatment

New digital technologies have changed the way traditional orthodontics is practiced. Excellence in lingual orthodontics is rarely achieved suddenly or spontaneously, considering that great refinement begins at the beginning and continues throughout the treatment. Furthermore, the Clear aligner system has been radically improved in many aspects, materials, protocols and use of auxiliaries, but many movements still remain unpredictable, outlining the limits of this appliance.

The combination of lingual orthodontics with clear aligners in a “Hybrid approach” shows a new and efficient treatment alternative. This solution increases the level of predictability, reduces treatment times and compensates for the unpredictable movements of the aligners alone.

Moreover, the digital planning using an exclusive software for both Lingual and Hybrid treatment allows to precisely customize the position of the teeth, the final torque and the coordination of the arches, thus improving mechanical control and allowing highly predictable results.

Aims: Introduce the hybrid concepts and mechanical benefits of the LSW (Lingual Straight Wire) square slot bracket system combined with clear aligners

Objectives: Explain the digitally customized aspects of complete LSW and Hybrid systems, describing different types of mechanics that can be used combined or individually depending on the difficulty of the case

Learning outcomes: Delegates will learn about the diversity of this lingual / hybrid system and will be able to discuss how this could be introduced into their own clinical practice.

Short Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Giuseppe Scuzzo, graduated in medicine in 1983 (Rome University), specialized in dentistry (Rome University) and orthodontics at Ferrara University. He has always worked exclusively in orthodontics, with a special interest in lingual orthodontics since 1983.

He is adjunct professor in the lingual technique at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milan)and adjunct Professor at Complutense University (Madrid) and University of Salamanca (Spain). He was also director of the First International Master in Lingual orthodontics at Ferrara University and Co-Director of the PG Program in Lingual Orthodontics at the Complutense University of Madrid and at MASLO (Master Advanced Study Lingual Ortho.) Basel University Swiss. 

Dr. Scuzzo has spoken and published extensively in Italy and abroad on lingual orthodontics publishing 80 articles and 3 books translated in 6 languages. Together with Dr. Takemoto he invented and patented several lingual orthodontic appliances Lingual Straight Wire, STb, Alias. Light Lingual System.

Dr. Scuzzo has a private practice limited to lingual orthodontics in Rome, Italy.

EBO diplomate (European Board of Orthodontists) the only one in Europe diplomated with all lingual cases.

WBLO diplomate (World Board of Lingual Orthodontists)
Fellow member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
President of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) 
President of World Board of Lingual Orthodontists (WBLO)
Past-President of the Italian Society of Lingual Orthodontic (AIOL)
Past .President of European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO)
President of AIDOR (Italian Academy of Orthodontics) 2016