Chapter 3

Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Tarek El-Bialy

Abstract

Orthodontic treatment planning is essential before deciding what type of orthodontic treatment may be used to treat different cases. Before the development of various orthodontic appliances (standard edgewise, straight wire, self-ligating fixed bracket systems or clear aligners) one should keep in mind what are the patient’s problem list, treatment objectives and treatment planning, then based on the treatment planning, mechanics can be proposed and then one can choose or not use specific appliance based on the clinician’s level of comfort using such appliance. This chapter will briefly review the contemporary steps in diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic cases disregarding the type of tooth movement.

Total Pages: 13-23 (11)

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