Early examination and treatment of the mixed dentition enables the practitioner to identify at an early stage the specific problems discussed in this article, and to determine when to commence treatment and/or refer patients to an orthodontist.
In addition to problems discussed in Part I, orthodontic problems discussed in this article (Part II) include crossbites, open bites, excess spacing, and Class II and Class III malocclusions.
Treatment options using appliances for early interceptive orthodontics are also addressed.
This continuing dental education article is Part II of “Diagnosing Early Interceptive Orthodontic Problems.”
After completing this course, the reader will have a clearer understanding of specific problems associated with children in the mixed dentition stage of development.
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These problems include excess spacing, crowding, crossbites, open bites, and Class II and Class III malocclusions.
Appliances that can be used to treat these various orthodontic problems are also discussed.
°Diagnosing Early Interceptive Orthodontic Problems – Part 2
°Written by: Michael Florman, DDS / Rob Veis, DDS / Mark M. Alarabi, DDS, CECSMO / Mahtab Partovi, DDS