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Facial Esthetics Oriented Treatment Planning with VTO and TADs

Feb 20, 2018 7:30pm ‐ Feb 20, 2018 8:45pm

Credits: None available.


Orthodontic treatment outcome is primarily a result of the mechanotherapy and clinical management of the case. Perhaps, the major key to orthodontic treatment planning is to identify the direction and amount of dental movements required within each quadrant. Without sound objectives and proper planning, anchorage requirements could easily be overlooked. While cephalometric analyses are helpful in providing a rough estimate of skeletal and dental relationships, treatment goals need to be developed accordingly with the face. In this presentation, instead of using the mandibular incisor position as the primary criterion, the aim is to provide a facial esthetics oriented treatment approach using the maxillary incisor position as the starting point while the mandibular arch still serves as the diagnostic arch. In this context, virtual treatment objective (VTO) is a critical tool for anchorage planning and reinforcement together with the use of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) and other conventional mechanics. Secondly, it is aimed to present the importance of strategic TAD placement in their stability and overall efficiency throughout the treatment.

After this lecture, you will be able to:

1.) Obtain a working knowledge of facial-esthetics oriented treatment objectives.
2.) Gain an appreciation for planning proper orthodontic tooth movement and anchorage control in each quadrant.
3.) Apply anchorage reinforcement strategies accordingly with treatment objectives.

Length of session:
Each session consisting of lecture and audience questions will last 75 minutes.

Multiple participants may participate for a registration fee of only $50 per office when using a common email address.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.0 CE credit.

American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual lectures or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.




Credits: None available.

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