Pre-Congress Course

Fast lane orthodontics. Is it advisable?

Wednesday, 10th June 2019


Speaker
Raffaele Spena, Italy

Fast orthodontic treatment to satisfy a patient’s needs and reduce negative side-effects such as decalcifications, root resorption and periodontal problems is one of the hot trends today. Clinicians have tried to speed up treatments by increasing, on one side, the efficiency of the biomechanical systems and, on the other side, the patient’s biological response. Alveolar decortication has been shown to effectively and positively influence bone metabolism. It has always been associated with orthodontic treatment to accelerate tooth movement and reduce treatment time. While acceleration of tooth movement has been clearly demonstrated, reduction of treatment time is still a popular topic and is certainly unpredictable and difficult to evaluate. Fast treatment is attractive – but it should not be at the expense of the quality of the end result.

A different view of the biological and biomechanical orthodontic advantages of corticotomy will be proposed, based on research and clinical findings. The different aspects, the indications, the contraindications and the limits of piezocision, segmental corticotomy, periodontal accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, and osteotomy will be elucidated. The indications, the surgical procedures, the role of grafting and the associated orthodontic treatment will be described. Numerous clinical cases will be shown.

Postgraduate Course

Straight teeth with a minimum of side effects and harm – an update of the Vienna concept

Wednesday, 10th June 2019


Speaker
Hans-Peter Bantleon, Austria

This postgraduate lecture will focus on some of the most common treatment plans, which include the following: levelling, space closure and space opening, as well as treatment of deep and open bites.

In general, the first step in any orthodontic treatment is levelling. This procedure will be explained with respect to the geometry between the respective single teeth in the vertical, as well as horizontal, space.

A desirable result for both space closure and space opening is the ability to move the teeth bodily. One technique for doing so involves the use of lever arms, which will be introduced.

In order to solve the problem of a deep bite, various methods have been suggested, including the Burstone intrusion arch. This method will also be dealt with.

Open bite management will be discussed, including the use of a curve of Spee in the upper arch and a reverse curve of Spee in the lower arch, as well as elastics, depending on the occlusion.
All of these mechanical steps will be analysed and illustrated in depth.