Advanced Straight Wire for Assistants

Nov 7-8, 2014

Course Outline:

I. Understanding Cephalometrics

  • Skeletal classifications and discrepancies
  • Dental classifications and discrepancies

II. Treatment Options:

  • Option I
  • Option II
  • Option III
  • Option IV
  • Option V

III. Understanding the Straight Wire® Philosophy, Including:

  • Bracket Placement
  • Tip and Torque
  • Level, Align and Rotate
  • Forces

IV. Archwire Sequence

  • Functions of each wire – auxiliary forces

V. Participation Exercise:

  1. .016 Archwire
  • Wax bite registration and archwire

coordination

  • Accentuating curve
  • Reverse curve
  • Omega cinch backs
  1. .018 Archwire
  • Open coil spring
  • Power chain
  1. Archwire Sequence
  • .020 SS and .016 x .022 SS archwire
  • Correction of single tooth crossbite
  • Step in and step out bends
  • Ligation methods for activation
  1. Multi-Distalizing Arch (MDA)
  • Adaptation to wax bite
  • Placement & Activation
  1. .016 x .022 Archwire
  • Cuspid retraction
  1. .016 x .022 SS Archwire

.019 x .025 Braided Archwire

  • Individual root torque
  1. .018 x .025 Archwire
  • Pletcher springs to posted wire

(de-torquing rectangular archwire)

  1. Bonded Lower Lingual Retainer

INSTRUCTORS

Robin Schmidbauer
CDA
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