Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo
This clinically oriented course has the purpose of explaining some of the most essential every day's biomechanical principles, as well as the most modern biomechanical advancements within the world of skeletal anchorage devices. Technical and practical details, from biomechanical point of view, related to the following orthodontic problems will be under focus:
- Mesialization and closing mechanics: Preventing tipping and minimizing side effects. Choosing of torque and finishing. Symmetric versus asymmetric closure of agenesis.
- Distalization mechanics and class II malocclusions: indications and managing side effects. Advantages and disadvantages.
- Class III orthopedic correction: appliance design and treatment protocols. Long term outcomes.
- Transversal discrepancies: improving stability by biomechanics. No need for retention anymore.
- Management of open bites and increased vertical dimensions: success factors and retention.
In addition, management of common orthodontic challenges as asymmetrical biomechanics, middle line shift, gummy smile, biological boundaries and the different biotypes will be discussed. All subjects will be illustrated with clinical examples.