Treatment Planning to Optimize Outcomes for the Interdisciplinary Patient: An Orthodontic Perspective
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Occasionally, the interdisciplinary team is challenged to treat patients with specific anterior esthetic concerns such as missing or periodontally compromised teeth, supra-eruption of opposing teeth, extreme occlusal wear, or a combination of these. As a result, treatment planning can be difficult and typically requires a collaborative approach by multiple clinicians to achieve an optimal outcome. This presentation will highlight the value of the orthodontist’s role on the team in developing treatment plans that will optimize esthetics, while still satisfying specific functional requirements for these patients.
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