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Postgraduate Course: Biomechanics in everyday orthodontics

10 Jun 2024
Crowne Plaza - Ballroom ABCD
Postgraduate Course

Attendance: postgraduate students only. A ticket can be purchased during the main congress registration process.


Orthodontics, as a medical specialty, is a discipline that should emphasize statistical results. The primary goal of every orthodontist should be to maintain a consistent high quality of treatment and ensure reproducible results across cases, rather than solely focusing on exceptional outcomes in a few instances.

Regrettably, in recent times, the emphasis in lectures has shifted towards borderline situations, often neglecting the fundamental protocols that ensure high-quality everyday orthodontic care. This course aims to address this issue by concentrating on biomechanical protocols designed to elevate the overall standard of treatment.

The course will place particular emphasis on protocols aimed at preventing side effects in the utilization of both the straight wire technique and aligners technique. Additionally, it will provide insights into protocols that aid in vertical control and enhance finishing, along with protocols to handle common complicated situations such as subdivision occlusion, asymmetries, and impacted canines.

By attending this course, participants will promptly enhance the finishing of their cases and acquire a solid understanding of biomechanical principles, which will significantly boost their confidence in handling daily orthodontic challenges

Learning Objectives:

To be able to identify problems in finishing in different areas, from function to extra-oral to intra-oral
To be able to understand the mechanics of fixed appliance
To be able to understand how variations in fixed appliance reflect in occlusal results
To be able to modify finishing according to different treatment objectives
To be able to understand strengths and weaknesses of fixed appliance and aligners in finishing
To have a checklist for perfect finishing 

Stefano Troiani, University of Aarhus
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