Orthodontic and Orthopedic Treatment in the Mixed Dentition
Identification of skeletal deviations and consideration of potential methods for improving disharmonies are the key steps in orthodontic diagnosis. The treatment approach is variable, being dependent on various degrees of malocclusion and expertise of the orthodontist. There are different philosophies of treatment as well as types of mechanics. Despite of all this, stability of results is not always achieved. The objective of orthodontic an orthopedic treatment during mixed dentition is to alter the growth direction and magnitude of specific components of the face promoting better function, better balance of the environmental forces, and a more stable result.
Evaluate orthodontic and orthopedic treatment for mixed dentition
Determine optimal timing for treatment
Analyze the benefits of mixed dentition treatment.
Controversies and Challenges in the Early Management of Craniofacial Anomalies
This presentation will review the contemporary orthodontic management of infants and children born with Cleft Lip and/or Palate. An overview of interventions in the infant and child in the primary and mixed dentitions will be discussed in the context of the path to resolution of controversies.
Analyze how new concepts and interventions influence the role of the orthodontist in a CL/P and craniofacial team
Evaluate the basis for controversies and the challenge of multiple clinical interventions with different outcomes measures
Relate the development of an evidence-based approach in orthodontics to resolve controversies.