J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 14, Number 2, June 2011T.M.D. and D.F.O.
|Number of page(s)||15|
|Published online||27 September 2011|
Occlusal finishing, functional occlusion, and elastodontic concept
How? And why? A look at one case
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The last stage of orthodontic treatment is occlusal finishing. This complex and subtle treatment period demands careful reflection by orthodontists in order for them to achieve an optimal occlusion.
Elastodontic concept is a straightforward therapeutic tactic, whose essence is a considered and individualised approach to treatment within a well-structured plan.
Elastodontic concept enables orthodontists to construct of a functional occlusion which satisfies the three fundamental criteria of function of the masticatory apparatus: effectiveness, harmony, and economy.
An illustrated case study will give the reader an understanding of the design and unique action of this type of appliance.
Key words: Occlusal functions / Elastodontic concept / Centring / Guidance / Occlusion / Stability
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