Do's and Dont's of short term orthodontics
09 November 2020 at 7:30pm GMT

Dr Angela Auluck


Short term orthodontics is a great way to align the anterior teeth and improve a patient’s smile. Whether used as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with other restorative procedures it should always be considered when a patient is embarking on a journey of aesthetic dentistry.

• Provide an overview of short term orthodontics (STO)

• The benefits of STO not only for the patient but also General Dental Practitioner

• Treatment planning tips to deliver treatment safely and in line with expectations of the modern patient

Angela will aim provide you with a 12 point do’s and don’t checklist that will help navigate you to:

• identify patients who are suitable for short term orthodontics,

• take digital records efficiently

• understand how the occlusion affects the final tooth positioning

• treatment plan for predictable and safe tooth movement including staging for Clinchecks

• consider the occlusion and other biological factors

• consider the risks of STO

• understand successful retention regimes

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