Beliefs without the support of evidence are prejudices. This lecture will introduce various orthodontic prejudices, some are new and some have been around a long time. Clinical beliefs not supported by the literature lead to ineffective and/or inefficient treatments. It will be shown that a number of existing beliefs pertaining to craniofacial growth, the development of malocclusions, post-treatment changes and treatment approaches need to be reconsidered.
Identify why some treatment approaches to accelerate tooth do not work.
Identify how and why mandibular orthopedics are possible.
Identify how skeletal malocclusion develop and why it makes a difference.