Certain orthodontic movements are utilized for their beneficial impact upon the periodontium. Historically, these movements were accomplished primarily by employing fixed appliance mechanotherapy. However, the advent and development of aligner therapy has developed to a level of sophistication that now allows these movements to be accomplished utilizing removable aligner techniques. This presentation will delineate the philosophy behind these movements, the periodontal benefit, and display clinical cases that illustrate these methods.
Develop an appreciation for the periodontal aspects of certain tooth movements.
Develop an appreciation for physiology of tooth movement.