The use of aligners in comprehensive dentistry - Dr. Frank Celenza Jr.
Time: 11:15 AM, February 25, 2023
Certain orthodontic movements are utilized for their beneficial impact upon the periodontium. These movements include forced eruption, molar uprighting, embrasure management, root torqueing, and implant interactions. Historically, these movements were accomplished primarily
by employing fixed appliance mechanotherapy. However, the advent and development of aligner therapy has developed to a level of sophistication that now allows these movements to be accomplished utilizing removable aligner techniques. This presentation will delineate the philosophy behind these movements, the periodontal benefit, and display clinical
cases that illustrate these methods.
• Participants will develop an appreciation for the periodontal aspects of certain tooth movements
• Participants will develop an appreciation for physiology of tooth movement
• Participants will gain an understanding of aligner mechanotherapy
• Participants will gain an exposure to interdisciplinary management of clinical situations