16th October 2021
At what age should orthodontic treatment start? Although the debate is still open and scientific data cannot answer this question by giving a number, there is no question about the fact that early treatment is beneficial for several types of malocclusions. The first visitation shoud be made at an early stage in order to diagnose the presence and the severity of a malocclusion.
Only certain types of malocclusions should induce to treatment at an early stage, in deciduous or early mixed dentition. These malocclusion are generally related to skeletal or functional problems. Monolateral crossbites with mandibular shifts, certain asymmetries, class III malocclusions, eruption disturbances and functional habits are all examples of problems that should be taken care of early, with a first phase of orthodontic treatment, in order to reduce the magnitude of a problem that will be then finally addressed in the permanent dentition with a second phase of treatment.
Unfortunately it no always possible to intercept malocclusions early and often we have to face problems that we wish we had seen earlier. The later we face a skeletal problem, the more we are bound to limitations and start thinking of compromise results.
What should we treat at an early stage? When is it wiser to wait? What tools should we use in a two-phase or in a one-phase treatment? The course will answer these questions, focusing on the principles of a sound diagnosis and highlighting, with the presentation of several clinical cases, the use of new generation tools used in daily clinical practice for the treatment of asymmetries, class II, class III transverse maxillary deficiencies and several other common orthodontic problems.
|09.00 – 09.30
|09.30 – 11.00
|11.00 – 11.30
|11.30 – 13.00
|13.00 – 14.00
|14.00 – 15.30
|15.30 – 16.00
DR CESARE LUZI
Dental degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Postgraduate education and Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Founder and first President of the European Postgraduate Students Orthodontic Society (EPSOS). Past President of the Italian Society of Biomechanics (SIBOS). Past-President of the Italian Association of Specialists in Orthodontics (ASIO) 2018-19. Active member of SIDO (Italian Society of Orthodontics) and AIdOr (Italian Academy of Orthodontics). Member of the EOS (European Orthodontic Society) and WFO (World Federation of Orthodontists). Winner of the Houston Research Award of the EOS (2006) and of the First Prize Award for Clinical Research of SIDO (2006). Winner of the Beni Solow Award of the EOS 2010. Diplomate of the Italian Board of Orthodontics and the European Board of Orthodontics. Visiting Professor University of Ferrara and University of Rome Cattolica (Italy). Private practice in Rome, limited to orthodontics.