Weekly Question and Answer session. Sep 04, 2019

In this week’s question and answer session-- I presented a case of a 13-year-old female who had a severe Class 2 Division 2 malocclusion-- with an exceptionally deep overbite and retroclined upper incisors .

This case demonstrates some of the issues that can occur without doing proper risk assessment – and as you will see, a posterior crossbite developed during treatment.

There were numerous pearls to take home from this case – and one being sometimes considering a therapeutic diagnosis and improving the alignment of the teeth initially – and then reassessing the treatment plan after alignment has been performed. But in doing this is essential the patient is informed of the possible treatment options prior to commencing this approach.

Also an interesting discussion of the relevant biomechanics, and constraints in the system that affected different tooth movements – and the great importance of having second molars bonded early in treatment, to provide an improvement in the overbite as well as an excellent end functional result.

As always, I look forward to your feedback, and please feel free to ask me any questions, make any comments and provide cases for future discussions and you can email me geoff@orthoed.com.au

I hope you enjoy this week’s webinar – and I hope this continues your education process in the area of orthodontics.

Hope you can join us for one of the future live sessions and participate online

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