AM312 – Progress, Finishing & Retention
- At the end of the course the student will understand the objectives, treatment methods, and retention methods which are unique and specific for the following malocclusions:
- Open bite
- Deep bite
- Class II
- Class III
- Transverse maxillary and mandibular problems
- The objectives for finishing a case are determined by the original orthodontic problems. Retention methods and retainer designs are determined by the original problems.
- At the end of this course the student will be able to recognize and correct many problems which exist as an orthodontic case treatment progresses to finish and retention.
- finishing problems: crown torque, root torque, root parallism, crown tip, root tip, intrusion, extrusion, eruption, rotations, space closure, over jet, overbite, collapse, over expansion, disto lingual toe-in, distal tip back, gingival, root prominence, bony dehiscence’s, root resorption, alkalosis, bracket placement, band placement, interincisal angle, arch form and others.
- Methods and Techniques: bracket placement, bracket repositioning, rebanding, wire bending before and/or after rebracketing or rebanding, fixed appliance auxiliaries, removable appliance auxiliaries and combinations.
- At the end of this course the dentist will have recognized and described the problems and solutions for finishing one of his/her orthodontic cases for which he/she has brought progress/finishing records consisting of symmetrically formed and well-trimmed orthodontic models, traced lateral head plate, posterior anterior (frontal) head plates and photos.
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