Annual Session 2021

Jun 24, 2021 ‐ Jun 26, 2021



Sessions

2021 Jacob A. Salzmann Award Lecture; Efficient and Effective Growth Modification: A 30-year Perspective

Jun 25, 2021 1:50pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 2:35pm

Identification: AS21B12

This lecture will analyze patient-related factors that can help the clinician to improve the efficacy and efficiency of Class II and Class III treatment independently from the type of appliance. Two such factors are the timing of treatment and individual patient responsiveness. Functional appliances used for the treatment of Class II malocclusion are effective in altering short-and long-term mandibular growth and mandibular sagittal position if active treatment includes the pubertal growth spurt. Optimal timing for Class III malocclusion occurs during the prepubertal phases of development when the circummaxillary sutures offer less resistance to maxillary protraction compared to the pubertal phase. To predict individual patient responsiveness for both Class II and Class III treatment, mandibular morphology should be evaluated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of those factors that can help the clinician to improve the efficacy and efficiency of Class II and Class III treatment in the growing patient.
  • Evaluate the role of treatment timing on the short- and long-term outcomes of Class II and Class III treatment.
  • Recognize the pre-treatment craniofacial features for the prediction of successful or unsuccessful outcomes of Class II and Class III treatment.

Speaker(s):

Type of Approach for Biomechanics of Aligner Orthodontics

Jun 25, 2021 1:50pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 2:10pm

Identification: AS21B13

Our office has made nearly a full transition to finishing all cases as aligner orthodontic treatments. Acknowledgement and appreciation of the unique characteristics of aligners and the biomechanics of the tooth movement they create makes aligners applicable to a wider range of cases. This presentation will discuss how to consider the biomechanics of aligner tooth movement as understood through over 2,600 successful Invisalign treatments and reflections on the guidance of Dr. Ravi Nanda.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the unique biomechanics of aligner treatments of open bite cases.
  • Recognize the unique biomechanics of aligner treatments of extraction cases.
  • Recognize the unique biomechanics of treatments using clear aligners with TADs.

Speaker(s):

Anterior Open Bite Treatment and Stability Outcomes Using TADs and Aligners vs Aligners Alone

Jun 25, 2021 2:15pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 2:35pm

Identification: AS21B14

With advances in TADs and clear aligner therapy, orthodontists have more options to treat anterior open bite and vertical maxillary excess patients. This lecture will focus on the mechanics and results using clear aligners with or without TADs to treat the vertical dimension of these difficult types of malocclusions. The stability and retention to control the vertical will be covered. The results and stability of closing anterior open bites using clear aligners vs fixed appliances with TADs vs surgery will also be compared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase confidence in using TADs and/or clear aligners to close an anterior open bite or improve a vertical maxillary excess case.
  • Evaluate when to use and where to place TADs to aid in correcting an anterior open bite or vertical maxillary excess with aligners.
  • Understand retention needs and stability of anterior open bite treatment

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Quicker, More Efficient Treatment Planning with 3D Controls in ClinCheck Pro 6.0 sponsored by Invisalign iTero

Jun 25, 2021 2:20pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 2:50pm

Identification: AS21S08

Dr. Bart Iwasiuk, Align Faculty Member, will expand on the efficiencies of using 3D controls by taking you on a step-by-step journey through actual cases, demonstrating how to leverage 3D Controls to make treatment planning faster and easier. He will provide time-saving tips, which you can use today, that give you full control of treatment planning, allowing you to become an Invisalign® “smile architect” for your patients.

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2021 John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture; New Technologies for Controlling White Spot Lesions

Jun 25, 2021 2:40pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 3:25pm

Identification: AS21B15

Modern concepts of cariology are reviewed with emphasis on the early invisible lesions that often lead to white spot decalcifications during orthodontics treatment. Recent technologies for detecting early carious lesions are recommended as routine diagnostic procedure prior to active treatment with fixed or removable appliances. Routine treatment progress evaluations of decalcifications should include assessment of insipient invisible lesions. Control of biofilm pathogenecity is particularly important for treatment with aligners. Prevention and control of enamel decalcifications requires pretreatment, progress and follow-up evaluations to detect early lesions that can be managed with control of biofilm and remineralization procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose insipient carious lesions that can lead to decalcifications.
  • Monitor the correction or progression of invisible lesions during and after treatment.
  • Utilize advanced technologies to prevent or at least control white spot lesions.

Speaker(s):

Ideal Occlusion is Not Always the Ideal Treatment Plan

Jun 25, 2021 2:40pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 3:25pm

Identification: AS21B16

As orthodontist we measure the facial balance and skeletal base of our patient’s dentition in detail. When these measurements are not ideal and the patient is not willing to do surgery, how we then customize our orthodontic objectives and orthodontic treatment plan is the real art of orthodontics. Ideal occlusion is not always the Ideal treatment plan for the individual patient.

Learning Objectives:

  • Customize orthodontic objectives for patients with non-ideal skeletal balance.
  • Adapt appropriate aligner bio-mechanics to produce proper force systems.
  • Achieve healthy stable results in less treatment time.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • William Dayan, DDS, Dip Ortho : Stock Shareholder: YourOrthoCoach.com; Honorarium: Align Technology

Clinical Pearls for Class II Correction with MARA and Herbst Appliances

Jun 25, 2021 2:40pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 3:25pm

Identification: AS21LDS06

Efficient and stable Class II correction is integral to running a successful orthodontic practice. This fast-paced clinical presentation will review two popular fixed functional appliances: the MARA and Herbst. Orthodontists will learn indications, laboratory designs, activation techniques, and unique applications, including molar protraction, mandibular asymmetry, and even their use at the end of treatment. The key to Class II treatment is to make the case Class I as quickly as possible!

Learning Objectives:

  • Successfully incorporate MARAs into your practice.
  • Successfully incorporate Herbsts into your practice.
  • Apply MARA/Herbst to unique and challenging cases.

Speaker(s):

Efficiency & Profitability through Digital Solutions sponsored by Invisalign iTero

Jun 25, 2021 2:55pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 3:25pm

Identification: AS21S09

Over the past year, Dr. Walt accelerated his efforts to replace in-office consultations and appointments with digital solutions. He will share how these systems resulted in both increased efficiency of Invisalign treatment and profitability in his practice.

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Finishing Treatment in Patients with Clefts: No Detail is Too Small

Jun 25, 2021 3:30pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 3:55pm

Identification: AS21B17

Orthodontic finishing and detailing has to tailor the knowledge and expertise of the orthodontist and the cooperation of the Prosthodontist, Maxillofacial surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Implantologist and any other specialists involved in the treatment. The orthodontist will have to organize the final treatment plan that everyone agrees upon and make sure that the patient is following the guidelines and instructions provided. Treating our patients to high standards of ideal occlusion and esthetics is not always an easy task but it is something that we should be striving for. We should start treatment early in life but always with the end in mind.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why Team approach is important.
  • Identify details that are important on finishing treatment.
  • Avoid mistakes in treating individuals with clefts.

Speaker(s):

Tips to Optimize Treatment Results Using Forsus Class II Corrector

Jun 25, 2021 3:30pm ‐ Jun 25, 2021 3:55pm

Identification: AS21B18

The use of Forsus Class II Correctors is an effective way to correct various types of Class II malocclusions. Through the use of multiple installation methods, case set up and activation various force vectors can be created. Often simple modifications or tricks will significantly enhance treatment outcome. Dr. Alvetro will share her insights and pearls from over 15 years experience with Forsus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Design an optimal set up of Forsus Class II Correctors based on type of Class II malocclusion.
  • Incorporate tips and trick to enhance treatment outcome in your clinic.
  • Gain insight in what can be the expected from a Forsus Class II Corrector.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Lisa Alvetro, DDS, MSD : Honorarium: 3M OralCare, 3Shape