Dr Roy Sabri has a DDS from St Joseph University, Beirut and a Master degree in Orthodontics from Northwestern University, Chicago.
He was Chairman of the Orthodontic department at the Lebanese University and currently Clinical Associate at the American University of Beirut Medical Center and in private practice. Dr Sabri is an international speaker and has more than 40 refereed journal articles published.
When To Treat Early In Class II, Division 1 Malocclusions?
Timing of orthodontic treatment to achieve an optimal outcome in the treatment of Class II, Division 1 malocclusions is a challenging issue to the clinician.
Despite considerable available data, controversies still revolve around which malocclusions should be treated in the mixed dentition (8-10 years) in a 1st phase treatment followed by a 2nd phase in the permanent dentition, and in which conditions the malocclusion should be corrected in the early permanent dentition.
Clinicians who advocate early treatment list the following advantages: better orthopedic effects, greater cooperation, shorter 2nd phase treatment time, less need for extraction, prevention of trauma to incisors, psychosocial advantage.
Focus in this lecture will be on the evidence for and against these observations.
Treatment reports will help illustrate how to better select Class II, Division 1 patients most likely to benefit from early treatment. Good versus bad responders will be identified regardless of a one or two-phase approach, helping draw reasonable guidelines for clinical practice.