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A lingual appliance can control lingual cusps more easily through the application of buccal root torque (vertical anchorage).
5 Also in narrow transverse skeletal problems the upper molars are compensated naturally in a buccal direction and their lingual cusps hang down below the curve of Wilson though there may not be a cross bite situation but this may lead to an occlusal interference from the palatal cusps of upper molars.