In contemporary dentistry it’s increasingly important that the doctor who decides to take care of young patients has skills that embrace both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, disciplines that have been divided for too long. Today new technologies are necessary to complete the figure of the Pediatric Orthodontist. Intraoral scanners, new bioactive materials, technopolymers, digital skills redesign the paradigms in the care of young patients and redefine the canons for “simple” excellence in care.
Skills are also strongly influenced by technological development. The new digital age is therefore a revolution both in the dental field and in orthodontics- but is it really a REVOLUTION ? Is it true that traditional principles and concepts have been disrupted by the introduction of facial and intraoral scanners, CBCT radiology, 3D planning and CAD/CAM equipment? These questions will be critically verified based on well-founded research and many years of clinical evidence.
A growing field in the digital era is represented by Aligners Treatment. C.A.T. They can also be variously utilized in the management of interceptive therapy; in this regard a new systemic will be illustrated, in which the aligners are combined with myo-functional devices, with interesting results in the evaluation phase
In this context, a particular look deserves the synergies between Orthodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, which in reality is not a special Dental branch but one of the objectives of dental care, in absolute respect of function and biology. Among the key principles guide the orthodontist in this area are the minimum invasiveness and respect of the patient’s chief complaint. The modern face driven orthodontics, starting from diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment plan, can help both to make the dialogue with the patient clear and effective, both to simplify the path of Surgeon, Implantologist and Prosthetic Dentist towards the overall improvement of the patient’s smile, with the achievement of excellent results by means of simple instruments with minimal impact.
In diagnosing malocclusions in children, the orthodontist continuously draws on consolidated knowledge.
After the diagnostic path, therapeutic decisions are also based on skills: the latter act as a link between diagnostic knowledge and practical clinical applications.
Skills in orthodontic practice are also strongly influenced by the tools they can use and therefore by technological development. In recent years, therapies with aligners in pediatric age have largely attracted the clinicians.
A new system will be illustrated in which the aligners are combined with myofunctional devices: this combination allows you to work on the teeth and muscles at the same time.
The pediatric aligners used in this system have some peculiar and innovative characteristics that will be illustrated in clinical cases of children with early deciduous and mixed dentition.