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.