As orthodontics has evolved, many opinions have surfaced regarding treatment in the mixed dentition. Demand for orthodontic care has increaded steadily in the new millennium. Contrary to what has been reported in the literature, mixed dentition therapy is common place in practice. This lecture will cover the pros and cons of early intervention as well as case selection, treatment goals, useful mechanics and treated examples.
Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of treatment.
Establish realistic treatment goals for the mixed dentition patient.
Select treatment mechanics that are practical.
More on Class III Early Treatment
The dilemma of Class III malocclusions early interventions has not been totally elucidated. Can the principles of Efficacy and Efficiency be respected when dealing with severe Class III malocclusions? Is it possible to control growth for a long period of time? How do Class III individual grow? Many clinicians and researchers are still skeptical about the benefits of an early phase of treatment in Class III individuals. This lecture will introduce evidence, both statistical and clinical, to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes. There are still many questions to be answered!
Analyze the outcome of an early Class III treatments.
Evaluate pros and cons to attempt early Class III treatment.