A 3D evaluation of the dentoalveolar morphology determines the boundaries which dictate the amount of tooth movement possible without violating anatomical limitations. Evaluation of the periodontal supporting structures identifies potential risk factors that require consideration prior to orthodontic treatment in order to minimize the risk of current or future attachment loss. Parameters to consider include the periodontal phenotype, quality and quantity of the periodontal supporting structures, dentoalveolar anatomy, frenal attachments as well as the amount and direction of orthodontic tooth movement. Interventional procedures which serve to minimize the risk factors and expand the range of movement will be discussed.
Evaluate the soft and hard tissue parameters that dictate the range of tooth movement possible without violating the anatomical limitations.
Identify the risk factors that may contribute to mucogingival problems either during or after Orthodontic treatment.
Understand the various methods of augmentation and intervention that are available to minimize the risk factors prior to the initiation of Orthodontic tooth movement.