Education regarding prevention and correction of occlusal alignment and irregularities in the teeth and jaw position, often by the use of orthodontic intervention.
Topics may include:
- Growth and development of occlusion
Educational topics related to all aspects of growth and development of the occlusion and includes development of malocclusion
- Diagnosis and treatment planning
Case workup include imaging, models, articulation and analysis to come to a diagnosis and treatment plan to correct malocclusion.
- Interceptive orthodontic therapy
Topics regarding the treatment in mixed dentition to alter eruption and minimize malocclusion in the adult dentition.
- Functional orthodontic therapy
Topics regarding the use of brackets and wires to mechanically move teeth to produce a better occlusion.
- Removable appliance therapy
Education regarding the use of removable appliance or clear aligners to move teeth and bone to correct malocclusion.
- Surgical orthodontics
Topics related to the use of surgery in combination with mechanical tooth movement to gain an ideal occlusal arrangement. I.e.: Sagittal split osteotomy, LeForte osteotomy, etc.
- Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
New technology/procedures used in any aspect (diagnosis or treatment) of orthodontics.
- Product/technology training
Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid in the diagnosis or orthodontic treatment of teeth. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use. Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product. Orthodontic product training could include: ClearCorrect®, Invisalign®, Six Month Smiles® and others.