Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Describe the basic biology behind orthodontic tooth movement and how optimal forces improve tooth movement.
  • Explain several ways in which orthodontic tooth movement might be accelerated.
  • Discuss some of the benefits and limitations of treating orthodontic patients with aligner therapy.
  • Describe two types of skeletal anchorage and how they may be used during orthodontic treatment.
  • Discuss how technological advances are affecting the orthodontic field.