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Interaction Of Orthodontics With Other Dental Studies

Interaction Of Orthodontics With Other Dental Studies

Resembling the other physical health issues, over the past few years an increase is observed in the number of people with assorted dental problems. The assortment of these problems is on the basis of their complexity and what dental disciplines are required for the treatment. Caries, temporomandibular disorders, dental trauma, malocclusions, edentulous sites, or periodontal diseases are a few dental issues that people have and in combination as well in many cases. A proper diagnosis of these problems is most important as it determines the best possible treatment, required clinical facilities, and the people involved in the treatment; a single clinician, specialists or a collaborative team of both. This article outlines the possibilities available in orthodontic curative for combined dental work that people go through and the significance of collaborative teamwork among the orthodontists and general dentists during the course of treatment.

Principles of Treatment Planning

There are a few factors that need proper consideration to form a curative image of every patient:

  1. The best possible sequence of therapeutical solutions available for a number of problems. For instance, disposing of the outstretched overjet on a patient caused by periodontal disease could also be the remedial solution to the deranged esthetics present on the dentition’s anterior part.

2. The likelihood of applying an alternative solution in terms of a treatment plan considering the several dental issues faced by a single patient. However, the alternative solution never enables the orthodontists to achieve stability, functionality, and esthetics for the patient’s dentition at the same time. For example, the facial esthetics due to the anterior teeth could affect the stability in the long-term when some specific parameters relating to the biological factors are ignored.

3. The treatment plan should be cost-friendly, however, not strictly considering the financials, but keeping in mind the factors that affect the final treatment plan like cooperation, pain, inconvenience, and difficulty.

Dependent Orthodontics

In many cases, orthodontics is an alternative addition in common dentistry. The clinical scenarios which most frequently require the orthodontic curative adjunct are:

  1. TMD (temporomandibular disorders) management followed by the occlusion stabilization;
  2. Orthodontics which are pre-prosthetic;
  3. Tooth migration caused by periodontal disease followed by rehabilitation;
  4. Orthodontics alternating the prosthodontics;
  5. Therapeutics of periodontal defects;
  6. An aggregate of these scenarios.

Orthodontics and other Disciplines

  • Orthodontics and periodontics
  • Orthodontics and oral health
  • Orthodontics and restorative dentistry
  • Orthodontics and missing tooth
  • Orthodontics and timing and sequencing of adjunctive treatment

These are few of the many disciplines where adjunctive orthodontic treatment could facilitate the patients having concern regarding their dental health and esthetic requirements.

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