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COMMON SENSE MECHANICS IN EVERYDAY ORTHODONTICS

by Thomas F. Mulligan, D.D.S., M.S.D. Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

http://www.commonsensemechanics.com

Warsaw, Poland, 18 - 19 of May 2012


Hotel Marriott

DAY I INTRODUCTION AND CLASS II (UNI- AND BILATERAL) NON-EX TREATMENT


The practice of orthodontics today requires an ever-increasing knowledge placing greater demand on the time of the individual seeking to expand his/her knowledge in total orthodontic care. Such time limitations make it more critical than ever to understand orthodontic mechanics at a level that will permit the operator to compete effectively without changing brackets and altering techniques every time there is exposure to something new. A genuine grasp of sound orthodontic principles will allow one to remain with the appliance of choice, while resolving the tremendous variations of orthodontic tooth-moving problems through application of knowledge in place of unnecessary effort. Entirely loop-free appliances applied in a manner which minimizes patient cooperation will bring untold satisfaction to both operator and patient. Emphasis is on simplicity produced by maximum understanding combined with minimum effort. Desirable and undesirable tooth movements often result by accident. You will clearly understand the cause and effect factors that produce these movements. As a result, you will be amazed at your ability to predict response and take the necessary action to avoid and eliminate the undesirable responses in an uncomplicated manner. It has always been a real challenge to control molar position when all teeth are not banded/bonded. But, in many cases it is advantageous not to band/bond all teeth particularly when the second molars are normally positioned from the start. You will discover an approach that not only offers control of molar position, but eliminates the need for lingual arches, transpalatal arches, and second molar banding (when no second molar movement is required). You will not have learned this in the academic world. Your exposure to Force Driven Archwires instead of the familiar Shape Driven Archwires may lead you to question the need for prescription brackets. You will find no need to alter your choice of brackets (single wing or twin), slot sizes, etc., but you may find it both convenient and less expensive to avoid use of the many devices used in combination with bracket therapy.

Treatment of Class II Malocclusions will be discussed in a manner which will offer the opportunity for correction without headgear or elastics. Regardless of whether the Class II is unilateral or bilateral, the mechanics applied are symmetrical. Forget the use of complicated asymmetrical mechanics for asymmetrical problems. This approach is unlike the myriad of complex and expensive appliances utilized today in non-compliant therapy. You will learn the significance of molar rotation in creating arch length, midline correction, and resolution of Class II molar relationships whether unilateral or bilateral. There should be no doubt that archwire shape is not the primary determinant of tooth movement, but in fact is the cause of many undesirable side-effects that so often lead to the regular use of transpalatal arches, lingual arches, and crossbite elastics. You will see why the presenter of this program has never found it necessary to use any of these approaches. DAY II VARIOUS EXTRACTION CASES OPEN BITE AND COMPROMISE TREATMENT Archwire shape has been taught as the best method for obtaining archform as well as numerous other objectives. You will be exposed to a force-driven concept that produces direct and predictable movement, but is totally unlike the shape-driven concept that results in so many unpredictable movements and undesirable side-effects. These concepts will be applied to various extraction cases including: asymmetrical extractions, four first bicuspid extractions, upper first bicuspid extractions, incisor extractions, etc. Anchorage concepts will be presented that are altogether different than anything taught in the world of academics. You will discover the beauty and simplicity of applying these concepts, as well as their effectiveness. No individual will find it necessary to change bracket prescriptions, wire sizes, etc. in order to benefit from what is presented. However, you may well discover that the neutral slotted bracket has much more to offer than previously thought not to mention that such brackets are far less expensive. You will also discover that the multitude of lab appliances in use today can be avoided, thus further reducing office overhead significantly. In

the final analysis, overhead may be reduced in many ways with an understanding of Common Sense Mechanics. Examples include staff size, retirement contributions, medical insurance, sick pay, and vacation pay, only to mention a few. The subject of Open Bites will be discussed and numerous solutions presented that require no more than an understanding of the mechanics presented thus far. Understand easily produced force systems in a manner that will provide the opportunity for open bite corrections in many different situations.. Likewise, understand why force systems associated with particular types of tooth movement, often result in anterior or posterior open bites during orthodontic tooth movement. A thorough discussion of Occlusal Planes will take place, showing their relationship to the Smile Curve, while also presenting the opportunity to avoid TADs in the correction of canted occlusal planes. The cause/effect relationships presented will apply to almost any orthodontic problem we treat and in any plane of space. An understanding of mechanics, unlike what you may have learned at other courses, will provide you with the opportunity to discover individualized solutions to patient problems without looking to the laboratory for the various devices so heavily advertised in todays market place. In summary, it will be discovered that what has been taught, regarding the use of full appliances, has placed severe limitations on mechanics applied at the clinical level. It is time to get rid of the idea that complex appliances are usually required for complex treatment. What is required is a thorough understanding of mechanics as it applies to any appliance in use by the operator. The course schedule is as follows: Day I: 10:00 opening a course, session I 11:30 coffee break 12:00 session II 13:30 lunch break 15:00 session III 16:30 coffee break 17:00 session IV 18:30 end of the day I

Day II: 09:00 opening a course, session I 10:30 coffee break 11:00 session II 12:30 lunch break 14:00 session III 15:30 coffee break 16:00 session IV 17:30 end of the course

Course fee:
395,00 EUR (1700,00 PLN) payment before 10.04.2012 450,00 EUR (1900,00 PLN) payment after 10.04.2012, but not later than 30.04.2012 Special price for Thomas F. Mulligans book Common Sense Mechanics in Everyday Orthodontics II: USD 151,20
(price available only for orders placed and paid before 10.04.2012)

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