Module 2: Conventional and unconventional straight wire mechanics – orthodontic biomechanics, straight wire philosophy and mechanics, and great case finishing.
Following the completion of this 4-day program, the participant will understand different theories of orthodontic tooth movement. They will gain a full and thorough understanding of biomechanics, brackets, bracket prescriptions, orthodontic wires, auxiliaries, and how to use them for all of their orthodontic cases. They will become aware of orthodontic mechanics to utilise for class 1, class 2 extraction, and non-extraction cases. They will discover the use of fixed appliances, the various bracket prescriptions and their indications in different treatment plans, the various orthodontic wires and auxiliaries and when to use them and how to use them – as well as a full understanding of bracket positioning directly in the mouth and the use of digital placement of brackets in conjunction with indirect bonding. They will also learn the skills and knowledge required to obtain perfect, standardized orthodontic records and incorporate professional marketing techniques into the practice. There will be a detailed discussion of the requirements for excellent orthodontic case finishing.
What will be covered in Module 2 Part 1.
- Theories of tooth movement
- Basic history of orthodontics
- Orthodontic brackets and auxiliaries
- Orthodontic wires
- Bracket positioning and placement
- Direct bonding and digital indirect bonding
Learning outcomes for Module 2 Part 1.
- Understanding conventional theories of tooth movement
- Understanding orthodontic brackets and bracket placement
- Understanding the different orthodontic auxiliaries
- Understanding direct and indirect bonding
- Understanding orthodontic biomechanics and risk analysis associated with biomechanical principles
- Understanding the properties of orthodontic archwires
- Understanding mechanics of space closure
- Understanding orthodontic management of non-extraction and extraction cases both for class 1 and class 2 cases
Reading materials and the course manual are available in the lesson named ‘Course Materials’. You will see both pre and post-course material and your course manual.
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