Management of Skeletal Discrepancies in Preadolescent Patients
The biggest impact on orthodontic therapy is a precise diagnosis. This is the key to success in orthodontic treatment. This lecture will describe treatment concepts that fit the patients’ needs and not the other way around. Also, techniques that achieve the most with the least intervention will be discussed.
Recognize skeletal discrepancies.
Demonstrate mechanics applied in preadolescent patients.
Illustrate treatment with minimal intervention.
Serial Extraction: Do We Do That Anymore?
This lecture will describe serial extraction and identify its advantages and disadvantages. Tooth movements secondary to serial extraction will be described from recent research. The clinical application of serial extraction will be described with long term case histories. The impact of serial extraction on stability, facial change, treatment time and outcome will be documented with case histories and research findings.
Describe serial extraction.
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of serial extraction.
Describe the impact of of serial extraction on the face, treatment time and treatment complexity.
Preadolescent Orthodontics: When, Why and How
The timing of treatment for different malocclusions remains a controversial clinical issue despite the considerable volume of literature on this topic over the past years. Clinical decisions such as the optimal time to start treatment are inevitably difficult, especially in preadolescents, because of the variability between patients, the uncertainty about growth, risk of trauma, psychological needs and treatment response. The purpose of my presentation will be to show when, why and how preadolescence orthodontics should be performed.
Identify orthodontic problems that can and should be treated prematurely.
Evaluate how these malocclusions can affect a child’s quality of life.
Recognize the possible effective and efficient orthodontic solutions in preadolescent orthodontics.