A modified pontic technique is presented that simplifies the management of patients with missing anterior teeth during the course of comprehensive orthodontic care. This technique demonstrates a lingual arch attached to lingual sheaths with the pontic placed on the lingual arch. Information presented includes appliance design, improved bond strength of the bracket on the pontic tooth, preparing the appliance for use as anchorage, and the incorporation of an anterior biteplate in the appliance. A modified pontic appliance improves esthetics and function when treating patients with missing maxillary anterior teeth.

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