2010 Annual Session - Why Are You Afraid of Class III Orthopedic Treatment?


Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00

Description

A few uncertainties about orthopedic treatment of Class III malocclusion create a negative mind-set about therapy. This lecture will examine the following: 1) the influence of orthopedic treatment on TMJ disorder, 2) long-term effect on growth of the mandible, and 3) a timing or duration of orthopedic appliance application. Diagnosis and treatment planning will be stressed with a focus on biomechanical force delivery. A systematic review will be sublimated with case presentations to illustrate important points in the orthopedic treatment of Class III malocclusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand diagnosis based on appliance designs biomechanical force delivery
  • Realize that one year is a turning point to continue or stop Phase 1 treatment
  • Understand the long-term results of Class III treatment outcomes

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Credits

  • 1.00 - CE

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