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Dental Tribune United Kingdom Edition

21ClinicalMarch 26-April 1, 2012United Kingdom Edition Technology designed the way you work New Dynamic Virtual Articulation Like using your physical articulator. Support for Occlusion Compass. KaVo PROTAR® evo, Whip Mix Denar® Mark 330, SAM® 2P, Artex® compatible and more to come. Next Generation Telescopes Full freedom for designing telescop- ic crowns. Support for attachment crowns and open telescopes. Add multiple bands, parametric attach- ments, and customized attach- ments. Great new features Dental System™ 2012-the future proof solution Model Builder Create lab models directly from TRIOS® and 3rd party intraoral scans. Support for implant models. Backing our users with technology, care and expertise TRIOS® integration Receive TRIOS® digital impressions instantly from dentists and start designing right away. 3Shape Communicate™ Upload 3D design visualizations with a single click. Share and discuss your cases with dentists. 2nd Generation Removable Partial Design Intuitively mimics the familiar workflow while significantly reducing production time. Digital Temporaries Create cost-effective temporaries without pouring a model using Virtual Preparation and Virtual Gingiva. D500 3D scanner 3Shape’s new D500 model with Dental System Standard provides the market’s best entry-level CAD/CAM solution for small to medium labs and can later be upgraded to extend the range of available indications. D800 3D scanner Two 5.0 MP cameras. Scans a single-die in 25 seconds, captures texture and scans impressions. Scan the QR code & sign up for our newsletter Meet us at Dentistry Show in March 2-3, Birmingham UK, NEC Booth M3 S hort term orthodontics or cosmetically focussed orthodontics can be de- fined as orthodontic treatment that focuses on the alignment of teeth in the aesthetic zone, has no detrimental effect on the occlusion and can be completed in less than nine months. As this paper aims to dem- onstrate, cosmetically fo- cussed orthodontics is a very powerful tool that does every- thing good cosmetic dentistry should – it’s conservative, it’s quick, it’s predictable, it’s lasting and it’s relatively in- expensive when compared to alternative restorative proce- dures. As dentists we need to be aware of what it is, advise our patients accordingly, and if possible offer it as an al- ternative or adjunct to con- ventional restorative and cos- metic procedures as part of our obligations regarding in- formed consent. We also need to understand that cosmetically focussed or- thodontics is a philosophy of treatment that can be deliv- ered in several ways. Once we understand the principles we can then decide on the mo- dality best suited to deliver the result we are aiming for. This paper shows how treat- ment can be carried out using a fixed appliance but also be aware that removable spring appliances, as well as clear tray systems can also be used. Case presentation Patient CR came to see me for what I believe was a fourth opinion regarding her “very crossed teeth” and after a fair- ly convoluted history ended with the all too common, “and by the way I’m getting married in …”, which in this case was 10 months. So far the options she had been given included: • Conventional orthodontics with removal of two upper pre- molars and a treatment length of around 24 months with a fixed upper and lower appliance • Treatment of the upper arch only with 10 veneers - which most likely would have meant Biju Krishnan provides an overview on short term orthodontics Conservative, quick and predictable page 22DTà ‘As dentists we need to be aware of what it is, advise our pa- tients accordingly, and if possible offer it as an alternative or adjunct to con- ventional restora- tive and cosmetic procedures’ Fig 1 - CR001