The long duration of treatment is one of the biggest
limitations of orthodontic therapy. For this reason, there
is a constant demand for methods that expedite tooth
movement and increase efficiency of orthodontic treatment.
Thus surgical methods that have recently regained
visibility and the introduction of new devices attest to the
continued interest in enhancing tooth movement rates.
However, there is limited evidence for the efficacy of
many of these methods to expedite tooth movement. In
his lecture, Dr. Kapila will provide a historical perspective
and current evidence for methods proposed to enhance
treatment efficiency. He will also describe approaches to
optimally utilize 3D information and biomedical approaches
to enhance both orthodontic treatment efficiency and
outcomes. Application of strategies of optimal 3D diagnosis,
treatment planning and implementing biomechanics in 3D
will contribute to success in the fourth dimension of time
by delivering efficient treatment and the fifth dimension
with improved treatment outcomes.
- Critically evaluate the current status of and evidence for surgical and mechanical approaches to expedite tooth movement.
- Recognize emerging approaches using biomedical agents to enhance tooth movement rates.
- Identify how to apply simple and effective 3D biomechanics to optimally control tooth movement and anchorage and improve treatment efficiency and outcomes.