Session 3: 2 days

Fixed Orthodontics and the ControlledArch™ System
  1. Diagnostic and Treatment Planning review
  2. Biomechanics and the Biology of tooth Movement
  3. Overview of basic fixed orthodontics, biology, and the ControlledArch™ Technique
  4. The ControlledArch™ Technique
    1. The Model for Exceptional Orthodontics in Clinical Practice
    2. Not since the introduction of the Straightwire® Appliance by Dr. Larry Andrews in 1969 has an advancement in orthodontics made such a significant and positive impact.
    3. Why the ControlledArch™ System?
      1. Eliminates the common problems associated with traditional orthodontic techniques
        1. Case Finishing Difficulties with other techniques
          1. Incomplete coupling of the anterior teeth
          2. Lingual "dumping" of the mandibular molars
          3. Protrusion of the upper or loer lip
          4. MX or MN labial crown torque
          5. Complete> and Predictable Control during treatment
          6. Lack of long-term stability after treatment
        2. The ControlledArch™ System gives the orthodontic practitioner Total Control of the patient treatment and Total Control of the movement of the teeth
          1. The movements of the teeth and bone are "Controlled"
          2. A problem free course of treatment
          3. Ease of Transition from Functional Orthopedics to Fixed Appliances (braces)
          4. Extended Arch Development Capabilities
          5. Application of Multiple Mechanical Actions
          6. Application of Case Finishing
          7. Continuation of Case Improvement after Case Finishing
        3. The ControlledArch™ System Guarantees Predictable, Stable Results that can be Repeated on Patient after Patient
          1. An integral part of using the ControlledArch™ System is the ability to project the effects of treatment to create long-term esthetics for the patient
          2. Comparison of the ControlledArch™ System to other techniques
    4. Fixed Orthodontics basics
      1. Bracketing
        1. Types of brackets and bands
        2. Prescriptions
        3. Metal vs. ceramic vs.hybrid
      2. Bonding Brackets
        1. Position
        2. Formulas
        3. Technique
        4. Types of bonding agents
        5. Direct vs. indirect
        6. Hands On Session
      3. Fitting bands
        1. Position
        2. Technique
        3. Types of luting agents
        4. Hands On Session
      4. Archwires
        1. History
        2. Purpose
        3. Types
          1. Metallurgy
          2. Cosmetic
        4. Technique
        5. Hands On Session
    5. Treating with the ControlledArch™ System
      1. Components
        1. FRLA
        2. Broad Arch Bio-efficient wires
        3. Molar lock stops
        4. Occlusal pads
        5. Elastics and power chains
        6. Treatment time
      2. Treatment sequence
        1. Initial wires/arch development
        2. Midline correction
        3. Protraction or retraction
        4. Closing spaces
        5. Transition to finishing wires
        6. Establishing solid class I occlusion
        7. No wire bending technique
      3. Utilizing the ControlledArch™ System to establish
        1. Proper TMJ function
        2. Class I occlusion
        3. Correct anterior coupling
        4. Long Term Stability
        5. Balanced Faces
        6. Beautiful Lasting Smiles
      4. Cases, Cases, Cases
      5. Case finishing
        1. Fine tuning results
        2. Optimizing patient satisfaction
        3. Finishing secrets
        4. Consent for debanding