Planned incisor position

Planned incisor position (PIP) may be defined as:

The intended end-of-treatment position for upper incisors.

In some cases, the perceived ideal upper incisor position will be a realistic treatment goal, and can become the PIP for that case. In other cases, the ideal incisor position may not be a realistic goal, for various reasons. In such cases, the perceived ideal incisor position has to be adjusted to reflect the limiting features of the case, such as lack of cooperation or growth potential. Then a PIP has to be accepted which is not ideal, but which is acceptable for the case.

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