Orthodontic Diagnosis Based upon Alveolar Bone Morphology

Tom C Pagonis
2017 Journal of Dental Health Oral Disorders and Therapy  
The 120-year old classification developed by Edward Angle has largely been sustained to the present day as the main language of malocclusion. It serves as the basis for the orthodontic treatment goal of attaining a specific molar relation arbitrarily defined as "ideal" with an accompanying prescribed facial profile. This classification is not biologically based and was founded on social observation of Caucasians thereby not accounting for natural variations across ethnic groups and race. The
more » ... ps and race. The authors believe it misdirects treatment and propose new biologically based diagnostic terms centered on the pretreatment clinical morphology of the alveolar bone. Logically, treatment is based on improving the alveolar bone morphology by maintaining a stable occlusion irrespective of molar class with a novel patented orthodontic system.
doi:10.15406/jdhodt.2017.08.00316 fatcat:euxyxwykmjcpzhksvl2wj7bbzy