This presentation deals with the concept that crestal bone loss is far more detrimental to the longevity of teeth than external root resorption. Orthodontic treatment may play a role in both of these conditions. With the help of supportive information and persuasive case reports, it will be demonstrated that elimination of malocclusion, with carefully coordinated orthodontic movements of teeth, can and does improve periodontal health.
Appreciate that periodontal disease poses greater challenge to the longevity of teeth than root resorption.
Recognize the cause and effect relationship between malocclusion and periodontal disease.
Analyze how to orthodontically treat patients with severe periodontal breakdown and preserve teeth.