This course aim is to introduce orthodontists and general dentists to these concepts and teach them to think "out of the box", paying special attention to function.
It's a hands-on course, with a strong clinical character, which means, theory with daily practice application.
At the end of the 3 day course, the participants should be able to diagnose the different types of malocclusions and to understand how to treat each case individually, both estetically and functionally.
Day 1: Basic Principles and Functional Diagnostics
What is a malocclusion? The malocclusion seen from a functional point of view.Development of malocclusions, philogenesis and ontogenesis of malocclusionsPosterior Occlusal PlanePosterior Vertical DimensionPosterior DiscrepancyCompensation Mechanisms:- Articular compensation
- Vertical compensation
- Dento-alveolar compensation
Functional OcclusionOcclusal guidance and Posterior supportThe role of the PremolarsThe role of the MolarsDynamic Functional DiagnosticsClinical historyClinical examReference Position (RP)Articulator mountingCadiasCadiax (condilography)Therapeutic Position (TP)
Day 2: - From Class II to Class I by mandible anterior adaptation
Characterisation of Class II malocclusionsClass II treatment strategiesEarly treatment in Class IIMEAW, DAW and MOAW archwiresWire bending practiceClinical casesTreatment sequence in Class II cases.Vertical control of occlusion and mandible anterior adaptation into skeletal class I
Day 3: - From Class III to Class I by vertical compensation
Characterisation of Class III malocclusionsClass III treatment strategiesEarly treatment in Class IIIMandibular Lateral DeviationWire activation practiceClinical casesTreatment sequence in Class III cases.Vertical control of occlusion to rotate the mandible posteriorly into skeletal class I
Participants should bring to the Hands-On:
Kim (Ixion IX 812)
Tweed (Ixion IX814)
De La Rosa
Tower to form archwires
16x22 Blue Elgiloy
Participants should bring models of a patient to do the wire bending