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Postgraduate course

Biomechanics in everyday orthodontics

Course details

Salah Abbas

Speaker: Stefano Troiani

Date and time: Monday 10th June, 09:00 - 15:30

Location: Crowne Plaza Athens - Ballroom EF

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