Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning

Correct diagnosis is a crucial part of all patient’s treatment. As a result of orthodontic records collection and analysis, the orthodontist classifies the patient’s malocclusion. That classification helps determines the treatment that will follow based on knowledge that should be derived from evidence. Although clinical experience may be a guide to clinical decision making, clinicians’ experiences are not enough for the clinician to be able to understand all the mechanisms that lead to a malocclusion and the correction of that malocclusion. Actually, these experiences have been shown in many cases to be misleading. Read more on Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning…

Thumb/Digit Sucking

 

Sucking of the hand, fingers, or thumb has been observed in utero as early as 29 weeks of gestation and is a nearly universal phenomenon in healthy newborns. Hand or digit sucking is usually harmless, but if it persists, can be associated with a number of problematic sequelae.Read more on Thumb/Digit Sucking…

American Association of Orthodontists, Society of Educators, SOE

The 2014 Lysle E. Johnston Educational Leadership Conference was held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.Read more on American Association of Orthodontists, Society of Educators, SOE…

The American Lingual Orthodontist Association, (ALOA)

American Lingual Orthodontics Association sponsors an annual education meeting the daAmerican Lingual Orthodontics Associationy before the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting.

The term “lingual” refers to the inside (tongue or palate) surface of the tooth. Lingual braces are attached to that inside surface unlike traditional braces which are fixed to the outside of the teeth. With the braces positioned on the inner surface, it makes them practically invisible and provides cosmetic orthodontic treatment without the distraction of typical braces.Read more on The American Lingual Orthodontist Association, (ALOA)…