AC102 – Straight Wire Technique II
The instructor presents the more advanced technical procedures in forming and using arch wires for correcting malocclusions. The diagnostic arch form is studied in-depth, including its determination, its significance to retention. and the effect of muscle pattern on the diagnostic arch. Laboratory projects will show you how to interpret and bend the diagnostic arch form. Symmetry and the use of the diagnostic arch wire in the formation of full arches will be learned. Exercises will include complete bonding of a typodont, completion of Class I crowded, non-extraction case on the articulator, bending coordinated mandibular and maxillary arch wires used in correcting overbites, and balancing the various power units. Loop position and how loops are made part of the full arch wire will be learned, including exercises to bend flat, medium curve and deep curve coordinated mandibular and maxillary arch wires with regular and double loops. The course will include an in-depth discussion of power units, including alastiks, elastics, coil and cervical and combee headgear. In addition, the three tooth concept will be discussed, and a sequence of treatment will be reviewed for a Class I crowded extraction case.
- “Hands-On” working with Typodont articulators
- Studying/ bending “the diagnostic arch”
- Beginning Bracket placements
- Forming arch wires
- Bending coordinated arches
- Loop bending /positioning
- Exercises bending various arch wire
- Basic power units reviewed
- Treatment sequences Class 1 Cases non-extraction
Materials Needed for Course
Bird beak Pliers, Heavy Wire Cutter, Howe Pliers, standard plugger, Mosquito Forceps, auxiliary supply kit, Ortho study Articulator, Pre-molded Wax Forms, Set of Teeth, Brackets for Teeth — U.S.D.I specifications.
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