Systemized Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics

Systemized Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics

By Richard P. McLaughlin, BS, DDS, San Diego, CA; John C. Bennett, FDS, RCS, Orthodontist in private practice, London, UK; and Hugo Trevisi, DDS, Presidente Prudente, Brazil


A brief history and overview of treatment mechanics. Appliance specifications the variations and versatility. Bracket positioning and case set-up. Archform. Anchorage control during tooth leveling and aligning. Arch leveling and overbite control. An overview of Class II treatment. An overview of Class III treatment. Space closure. Finishing the case. Appliance removal and retention protocols.