Orthodontics Level 1


Introduction of the course

This module on Orthodontics is a comprehensive course for the undergraduate BDS students to learn the basic theoretical & clinical aspects of the specialty.  In level 1, the introduction to orthodontic treatment, etiology and classification, instruments & appliances, preventive & interceptive orthodontic treatment options have been covered.

The objective of this course is to:

  • Understand Orthodontic specialty
  • Plan the treatment for orthodontic patients
  • Aid in Diagnosis & Treatment planning
  • Classifying Malocclusion
  • Identify the orthodontic Instruments & appliances
  • Prevent & Intercept malocclusion
  • Identify abnormal oral habits in growing children & correcting them

 Instructor: Dr. Ravneet kaur, MDS, Orthodontics.

                    Dr. Ritika, BDS

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    Pre Quiz

    Classification of Malocclusion

    This lecture will introduce the learner to malocclusion in a broad spectrum with emphasis on Angle's classification of malocclusion.

    Classification of Malocclusion - 5:05

    Oral Habits

    In this lecture, we will learn about the harmful habits that cause malocclusion. This will help dentists have a better understanding of when and how to treat abnormal habits.

    Learner will understand the

    • Etiology of abnormal habits  
    • Clinical features  
    • Habit breaking appliances

    Oral Habits - 4:18

    Tongue thrusting Habit

    This chapter includes:

    • Causes of tongue thrust
    • Clinical features of tongue thrust habit
    • Types of tongue thrust habit
    • Treatment modality

    Tongue Thrusting - 3:30

    Thumb sucking Habit

     Various causes of digit sucking habit will be discussed 

     Further, this chapter includes:

    • Clinical features of digit sucking habit
    • How to determine if the child is suffering from this habit

    Thumb Sucking - 3:24

    Mouth breathers

    In this chapter, Learner will understand how mouth breathing occurs and how the swallowing pattern changes. Also, within this chapter there is detail description of intra oral and extra oral features of effects of mouth breathing.

    Mouth Breathing - 3:03

    Lip biting

    This chapter includes:

    • Clinical features 
    • Treatment modality.

    Lip Biting - 4:09

    Correction of Oral Habits

    In this chapter, we will discuss various exercises and treatment modalities to correct abnormal habits.

    Correction Of Oral Habits - 8:27

    Removable appliances

    This chapter will introduce you to the classification of removable appliance system, limitations, and advantages of the removable appliance.

    Removable Appliances - 3:19
    Hawley Appliance - 4:33
    Bite Plane - 2:14
    Oral Screen - 3:30

    Space maintainers

    space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child's mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.Find out more about the types and uses through this lecture.

    Space Maintainers - 6:26

    10. White spot lesions

    White spots occur if oral hygiene is not maintained, especially during orthodontic treatment with braces.

    This chapter will include:

    • Causes of white spots
    • Examination scale
    • Methods of correcting white spots

    white spot lesions - 7:02

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