Evaluating A Finished Orthodontic Case by White Orthodontics | Jan 4, 2017 | 0 comments All referring dentists and dental specialists should know when and why to refer to an orthodontist and have a specific set of criteria for evaluating the results of their patient’s orthodontic treatment. True False Dr. White suggested that referring doctors are “Stewards” of their patient’s _____________. Pocket Book Oral Hygiene Trust Friendship None of the Above The treatment decisions that an orthodontist makes, especially for younger patients, can have significant impact on the patient’s oral health for the rest of their life. True False Which is not recommended to properly assess a patient’s occlusion prior to orthodontic treatment? Diagnostic models mounted in Centric Relation on an articulator Corrected Tomograms of the Temporomandibular Joints A comprehensive TMJ exam including muscle palpations and ROM study Auscultation of the TM Joints, preferably with “loading” Hand held diagnostic models trimmed in Centric Occlusion It is not necessary to have the second molars banded or bonded during orthodontic treatment to establish an ideal functional occlusal scheme. True False In an ideal smile, a teenage girl should show the entire length of her maxillary central incisors and approximately ________ of gingiva. 0 mm 1-2 mm 3-4 mm 5-6 mm If your patient returns to your office with an inadequate orthodontic result, the following action(s) should occur: Call the treating orthodontist to discuss your concerns to see what limitations the orthodontist may have encountered and what can be done to improve the orthodontic result Only after speaking with the treating orthodontist, discuss your concerns with your patient Tell your dental colleagues about your concerns A and B None of the Above An inadequate width of the upper jaw can lead to the following: Contact of posterior teeth on cuspal inclines leading to undesired tooth shifting and mandibular dislocation Posterior balancing interferences and excessive occlusal attrition Abfractions and gingival recession Temporomandibular Dysfunction including myofascial pain and headaches All of the Above None of the Above The most effective method to widen the upper teeth or jaw is: Expanding the arch wires Lingual elastics to the upper molars Banded maxillary expander Bonded maxillary expander Improper orthodontic bracket placement can lead to improper tooth positions and negatively affect a patient’s Mini-esthetics as well as their Micro-esthetics. True False The indirect bonding technique for bracket placement offers the following advantages: More precise bracket placement Improved patient comfort Better orthodontic results Decreased expense A, B, and C All of the Above A bonded palatal expander is more effective than a banded expander for the following reasons: More effective palatal expansion Improved patient comfort Helps establish ideal condylar position Unlocks the occlusion to facilitate molar correction All of the Above None of the Above Invisalign can be a very effective esthetic option to straighten and align a patient’s teeth but is not suitable in establishing an ideal occlusal scheme. True False Early (Interceptive) orthodontic treatment is a very effective technique to use a younger patient's jaw growth to help correct skeletal issues earlier in development and has the added benefit of allowing comprehensive orthodontics to be delayed until the age appropriate time. True False Time's up Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.