Biomechanics in Orthodontics. Basic principles. - Giorgio Fiorelli
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Biomechanics in Orthodontics. Basic principles. - Giorgio Fiorelli

Biomechanics in Orthodontics. The most important topic that Giorgio Fiorelli's online course is about! The course consists of 8 online lessons. The first part of the course is devoted to the basic principles of biomechanics, the second is focused on the clinical part.

Lesson 1 -  Treatment planning and mechanics design


- Definition of a three-dimensional treatment objective

- Mechanics concepts that we need in orthodontics

- Anchorage selection and assessment

- Shape and force driven mechanics

- Statics, Forces, Moments, Rigid Bodies

- Force as a vector. The moment of the force

- Center of ResistanceVectors and their Manipulations



Lesson 2 -  Teeth movement prediction. Force systems


- Force Systems

- The couple of forces

- Equivalent Force Systems

- Dental Movement and Center of Rotation

- Relations between applied force system and dental movement

- Biomechanics analysis in 3D

- Translation

- The center of rotation



Lesson 3 -  Torque. Positioning brackets


- Activation and deactivation

- Equilibrium laws

- Static equilibrium 

- Evaluation of needed anchorage

- Role of occlusion in anchorage

- Short introduction to Tads

- Anchorage management and evaluation

- Differential anchorage 



Lesson 4 -  Anchorage. Tools for effective treatment


- The role of occlusion in anchorage

- Artificial occlusion

- Equilibrium in orthodontics

- Statically determinate mechanics

- Cantilevers: material, point of application, shape and design

- Simple use for uprighting, rotations and other movements

- Mechanics design

- Combined movements 


The detailed program of the online lessons "Biomechanics in Orthodontics. –°linical application":

Lesson 1 -  Statically determinate mechanics. Basic principles


- Advantages of statically determinate mechanics
- Wire selection
- Cantilever Part 2
- Configuration and force direction
- Advanced topics: Major and Minor Configurations
- Composite Cantilevers
- 2 Vector Mechanics
- Combining activation on different planes 



Lesson 2 -  Skeletal ancharoge. Mechanics of working with microimplants


- Statically indeterminate mechanics
- The Six geometries of Burston
- Low vs. high geometries
- Continuous archwire and alignment
- Understanding the limits and inconsistencies of straight wire mechanics
- The use of segments with terminal activation



Lesson 3 -  Geometry and alignment


- Work with geometry
- Using Minor bends
- UsingSteps and V Bends, Truncated V
- Alpha Beta springs. Introduction 
- Alpha Beta springs use in different clinical situations (Molar/Canine uprighting, Anterior Torque)
- Third geometry of Burston



Lesson 4 -  Combining braces with orthodontic tools


- Use of skeletal anchorage
- –źnchorage: definition
- Clinical use of Tads in Space Closure
- TADs clinical application
- TADs insertion 
- Distalization
- Transversal Asymmetric Movements
- Open bite cases
- Reasons of failure 

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