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2019 Annual Session Conference

Preadolescent Orthodontics: When, Why and How

‐ May 4, 2019 1:40pm

The timing of treatment for different malocclusions remains a controversial clinical issue despite the considerable volume of literature on this topic over the past years. Clinical decisions such as the optimal time to start treatment are inevitably difficult, especially in preadolescents, because of the variability between patients, the uncertainty about growth, risk of trauma, psychological needs and treatment response. The purpose of my presentation will be to show when, why and how preadolescence orthodontics should be performed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify orthodontic problems that can and should be treated prematurely.
  • Evaluate how these malocclusions can affect a child’s quality of life.
  • Recognize the possible effective and efficient orthodontic solutions in preadolescent orthodontics.


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