Education regarding prevention and correction of occlusal alignment and irregularities in the teeth and jaw position, often by the use of
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 includes imaging, models, articulation
andanalysis to come to a diagnosis and treatment plan to correct malocclusion.
- Interceptive orthodontic therapy
Topics regarding the treatment
inmixed 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 applianceor clear aligners to move teeth and bone to correct malocclusion.
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.