This lecture will review management of immediate trauma with orthodontics. In many trauma cases, teeth have been violently displaced and are difficult to reposition to their original location. This lecture will also discuss the implications of dental trauma for patients scheduled to begin orthodontic treatment and patients currently in treatment. Last, the lecture will touch on the long term implications of trauma and factors the clinician should consider during treatment planning.
Implement orthodontic tooth movement concepts to move displaced teeth into proper position with minimal strain on the tooth and supporting structures.
Determine when is the best time to start orthodontic treatment after a traumatic dental injury.
Discuss the different treatment options available to a patient who has suffered a traumatic dental injury.