D650 – Interrelationship Between Facial Appearance, Vertical Dimension, Arch Width & Health of TMJ
This course covers the important interrelationship between the facial appearance, the vertical dimension, the arch width and the health of the TMJ. The importance of vertical dimension and/or inadequate arch width to TMJ problems, and how to improve facial esthetics will also be discussed. Other topics will include; The seven keys to facial beauty and TMJ health; The cultural causes of malocclusion; eliminating gummy smiles without surgery; an easy cephalometric analysis that correlates with the facial analysis; facial esthetics, vertical dimension and the TMJ; the environmental causes of malocclusion; how and why functional appliances work; using functional appliances along with straight wire to achieve best results; treatment timing and logistics for children, teens, and adults; newer appliances including David Leitle expansion Hawley, Bowbeer Horseshoe, forward Pull Headgear, Biofinisher, and invisible retainer; causes of TMJ problems; diagnosis of TMJ problems; and treatment of TMJ problems.
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