Module 2

Conventional straight wire mechanics - orthodontic biomechanics, straight wire philosophy and mechanics and case finishing including retention

2.5-day program, including 0.5 day hands-on – CPD 37 hours

  • Theories of tooth movement
  • Orthodontic biomechanics – Forces, Moments and Couples-rotation, tipping, extrusion/intrusion and translation of teeth.
  • Orthodontic bracket prescriptions and their indications
  • Orthodontic brackets, wires and auxiliaries –the different types, when and how to use them.
  • Bracket placement –the importance and correct positioning of brackets
  • Direct bonding of brackets and indirect bonding of brackets.
  • Digital placement of brackets and indirect bonding
  • Outline of general orthodontic mechanics for basic malocclusions
  • Staging and sequencing orthodontic treatment
  • The Do’s and Dont’s of straight wire appliance system
  • Retention techniques – choosing the best form of retention for the individual case
  • Belinda Muggleton – Intraoral scanning
  • Half Day on Saturday the 6th

Hands on component will include:

  • Direct bonding of brackets
  • Indirect bonding of brackets
  • Archwire placement
  • Placement of auxiliaries – open coil spring, powerchain
  • Ceph analysis
  • Performing an intraoral scan

Lecture by Dr Geoffrey Hall, The OrthoED Institute.

Following the completion of this two and half day program, the participant will understand different theories of orthodontic tooth movement, be aware of simple orthodontic mechanics and the use of fixed appliances, the various bracket prescriptions and their indications in different treatment plans, the various orthodontic wires and auxiliaries and when to use them and how to use them. A full understanding of bracket positioning directly in the mouth and the use of digital placement of brackets in conjunction with indirect bonding. There will be great detail involved in orthodontic finishing techniques and to reinforce the use of retention and how to plan for retention based on the individual malocclusion.

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Ever since I have known Geoff he has impressed me with his unwavering passion and dedication to better himself as an Orthodontist with a singular purpose of providing the best of care for his patients. And as a result he has developed unique knowledge, skills and insights into the practice of Orthodontics. These he very eloquently and energetically shares with colleagues in his courses making them fun and professionally very rewarding.
 Geoff is “Primus inter pares”…a first amongst equals

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