Orthodontics: A Review 


PLEASE NOTE: This continuing education course is being archived and will no longer be available for credit after the expiration date.


Orthodontics, the first specialty in dentistry, emphasizes proper occlusion and tooth alignment as well as ideal dental and facial esthetics. The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that three-quarters of the US population could benefit from orthodontic care, so it’s important for dental professionals to understand the basic elements of orthodontics. This course reviews the need for orthodontic treatment, diagnostic procedures and records, biological factors affecting tooth movement, goals of orthodontic treatment, categories of treatment, popular orthodontic devices and oral hygiene considerations.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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