Session 2: 2 days

Facial Growth and the Biology of Malocclusions
  1. The Biology of Growth and Dynamic Changes of the Cranium/Maxilla/Mandibular complex
    1. Growth, Airway, Genetic Tendencies, Staying Alive
      1. Simplifying the Biology of Growth
      2. Influence of genetics
      3. Dynamics of growth
        1. Permanent vs. reversible
        2. Why growth appliances work
        3. Long term stability
    2. Factors effecting the Biology of Growth
      1. Epigenetics
      2. Mouth breathing vs. Nasal Breathing
      3. The importance of competent lip seal
      4. Tongue position and habits
      5. The "Big 3": airway, tongue function and lip posture
    3. Controlling the growth direction
      1. Influencing genetic tendencies for facial bone remodeling
      2. The Functional Matrix Theory
      3. Wolff's law
      4. The "Big 3": airway, tongue function and lip posture
    4. The importance of establishing accurate indicators of aberrant growth
      1. Interpreting the markers
      2. Sequencing the required biological changes
    5. Using the OrthoLogic Diagnostic System to determine a detailed treatment plan
  2. Introduction to Osseo-Restore™ Appliances and enhancement of craniofacial growth and development
    1. Definition of Osseo-Restore Appliance
    2. History of Osseo-Restore Appliances
    3. Modern concepts in appliance design
  3. MX Removable-Osseo-Restore Appliance™
    1. Detailed description and design
    2. Required adjustments
    3. Clinical decision making during treatment
    4. Instructions to patient, parents, and clinician
    5. Expectations of patient, parents, and clinician
    6. Review of cases
      1. Clinical Application
      2. Excellent results
      3. Compromised results (poor compliance)
  4. MN Osseo-Restore Appliance™
    1. Detailed description and design
    2. Required adjustments
    3. Clinical decision-making during treatment
    4. Instructions to patient, parents, and clinician
    5. Review of cases
      1. Clinical Applications
      2. Excellent results
      3. Compromised results (poor compliance)
  5. MX/MN FRLAs (Holding appliances to prevent relapse)
    1. Detailed description and design
    2. Required adjustments
    3. Clinical decision-making during treatment
    4. Instructions to patient and parents
    5. Expectations of patient, parents, and clinician
    6. Review of cases
      1. Clinical Application
      2. Excellent results
      3. Compromised results (poor compliance)
  6. Other Useful Functional/Orthopedic Appliances
    1. Detailed description and design
    2. Required adjustments
    3. Clinical decision making during treatment
    4. Instructions fo patient and parents
    5. Expectations of patient, parent, and clinician
    6. Review of cases
      1. Clinical Application
      2. Excellent results
      3. Compromised results (poor compliance)
  7. How MN changes shape and growth direction through remodeling
    1. Soft tissue signals
    2. The "Big 3" – Competent lips, Nasal Breathing and No Tongue Habits
    3. How to establish the "Big 3"
  8. Hands On Appliance Adjustment Session
  9. Utilizing Allied Healthcare Professionals
  10. How the MN establishes a Class I relation with the MX
  11. Habits that effect any outcome
  12. Review of the effectiveness of early Osseo-Restore Appliances™ after growth is complete
  13. The use fo FRLAs to maintain progress before fixed orthodontic therapy