Orthodontic treatment is becoming more popular due to the introduction of more esthetic appliances and early diagnosis. A review of the scope of practice of orthodontics and an update of the latest advances will be discussed. The main part of the presentation will discuss the necessity of maintaining optimal oral health and hygiene to ensure successful orthodontic treatment outcome. This lecture will review the nature and etiology of hygiene related orthodontic problems and discuss how to deal with them. Furthermore, protocols for patient follow up and home care instructions will be reviewed.
- Review the different types of appliances used in orthodontics
- Review the pathophysiology of dental and periodontal disease.
- Understanding of how to incorporate best oral hygiene practices to deliver best treatment outcomes.
- Discuss strategies the General Dentist/Pedodontist - Orthodontist - Hygienist collaboration to optimize patient health and welfare