Orthodontists are trying to accelerate the orthodontic tooth movement for the past 60 years. Reducing the treatment time decreases risk of caries, periodontal disease, root resorption, and increases patient satisfaction. This lecture will be focus on different minimal and moderate invasive procedures used to accelerate the orthodontic tooth movement. Furthermore, this lecture will also evaluate the limitations in achieving the accelerated tooth movement.
Discuss the biology behind the accelerated tooth movement.
Discuss the different procedures used to accelerate the orthodontic tooth movement.
Discuss the potential limitations behind the accelerated tooth movement.
The search for esthetic treatment outcomes has intensified in the routine care of dental professionals. With this trend, patients have sought treatment with the primary goal of improving smile esthetics. The aim of this lecture is to present a protocol that helps to assess a patient's smile, entitled: 10 Commandments of Smile Esthetics.
Discuss the importance of including smile esthetics guidelines to the orthodontist’s clinical routine.
Describe a protocol to assess patient's smile entitled: 10 Commandments of smile esthetics.
Demonstrate with three case reports how the clinician can raise the level of orthodontic care by means of incorporating concepts of smile esthetics on a routine basis.