The finishing of a fixed appliance case is one of the greatest challenges in our specialty and is playing an ever-increasing role in treatment considerations as patients become more demanding. The
quality of the finishing is, in fact, often seen as an indicator of the orthodontist's skills. The finishing of a lingual case is subject to exceptionally exacting requirements. This often leads not only to longer chair times towards the end of the treatment but to longer treatment times overall. The procedure described in this
article permits high-quality finishing with no greater clinical resource input than with conventional labial appliances. Five essential factors are presented and discussed.