Dr. Henrique Valdetaro

Short CV

Dr. Henrique Valdetaro Mathias - CRO 21357 RJ - Brazil

Private practice – Exclusively in Lingual Orthodontics in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil


-Graduated in Lingual Orthodontics (Laboratory Technique), at Ladent Center for Orthodontics, Barcelona – Spain-2000 (Prof. Pablo Echarri).

-Director of the “Núcleo de Estudos de Ortodontia Lingual” (Lingual Orthodontic Study Center) in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil.

-Director of the Continuing Education Program in Lingual Orthodontic in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.  One year clinical program in Lingual Orthodontics

-Delegate of Rio de Janeiro State of the Brazilian Association of Lingual Orthodontics (ABOL)

-Former Scientific Director (2001/ 2003) of the Brazilian Lingual Orthodontics Association (ABOL)

-Active member of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO). Approved, in 2006 in Venice at the 7th ESLO Congress.

-Effective Member of the Brazilian association of Lingual Orthodontics Society (ABOL)

-Member of the British Lingual Orthodontics Society (BLOS)






Title: Finishing in Lingual Orthodontics a simple procedure for a beautiful result 


Director of the “Núcleo de Estudos de Ortodontia Lingual” (Lingual Orthodontic Study Center) in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil.

Since I started working with lingual orthodontics in 1999, the technique has gone through considerable changes, turning into one of the best choices to correct malocclusions and to achieve a beautiful smile. This technique gives to the professional and to the patient the opportunity to observe every modification of the teeth, without any appliance hiding the result. Considering that, this is an “appliance-free smile” the orthodontist can plan, during the treatment, all the finishing details for a perfect smile.

Finishing details in Lingual orthodontics is much easier to observe than with labial brackets technique, but, some procedures must be considered to achieve an excellent result.

An important detail for a perfect finishing will be discussed: If we don’t get the perfect position with the initial bracket placement? What should I do? Is it better to bend the wire or repositioning the bracket?

Simple procedures can be used in lingual to achieve very good results. A simple technique for finishing will be demonstrated in details.