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April's Tip: Unlocking is the Key to Success

April's Tip: Unlocking is the Key to Success

By: Dr. Michel Champagne

Interceptive orthodontics (Phase I treatment) is not fully accepted in the orthodontic world. Should we look at Phase I Orthodontics as overtreatment or missing a huge opportunity to promote growth normalization at an early age, when it counts the most. Some clinicians have only one goal i.e. a perfect static dental Cl I occlusion (perfect final dental cast occlusion). If we join this philosophy, almost all treatment can be postponed to the early permanent dentition and have a great success rate. SHOULD WE ONLY CONSIDER STATIC DENTAL CASTS OCCLUSION ?

March's Tip: Ricketts 6 Keys of Occlusion, Always a Good Thing to Remember

March's Tip: Ricketts 6 Keys of Occlusion, Always a Good Thing to Remember

By: Dr. Bernardo “Coco” Garcia

1.       The distal surface of the upper 2nd PM contacts the mesial surface of the mandibular first molar.

2.       The lower 1st PM should be in contact with the distal aspect of the maxillary canine

3.       Correct torque of the incisors and interincisive angle near 135 degrees

February's Tip: Diagnosing Patients Dynamically

February's Tip: Diagnosing Patients Dynamically

By: Dr. Michel Champagne

Commented On By: Dr. Allan Macdonald

Many clinicians only evaluate malocclusions in a static position which means in maximum intercuspation. This is not the best way to make a diagnosis and this will probably increase the number of  mistakes. Omitting to diagnose a patient dynamically by looking at the path of closure of the lower jaw from the position of first contact to maximum intercuspation opens the door to misdiagnosis.

December's Tip: Class III Treatment

December's Tip: Class III Treatment

By: Dr. Mike Lowry

There are 2 possibilities when presented with a class III patient. Either they have a normally positioned maxilla and a prognathic mandible or a retrognathic maxilla and a normal mandible. About 80% of the class III patients present with the latter. The formal requires surgery to correct. We will address the retrognathic maxilla. This tip is going to demonstrate the tandem appliance. The appliance consists of a 3-way sagittal on the upper with NiTi springs in the sagittal portion and a holding arch on the lower. Hooks are added to the appliances so as to be over the middle of the buccal surface of the cuspids. A labial bow is added to headgear tubes on the lower appliance and worn 1+ hours before bedtime and all night. Class III elastics are worn during the day without the labial bow. See figures 1-4.

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