Javier Aznar Arraiz 11.01.2023

I am Javier Aznar, an orthodontist at the Martin Goenaga clinic in San Sebastian. Today I present a case of a severe dolichofacial patient with a complete open bite treated with posterior miniplates and anterior microscrews. The case has been treated successfully thanks to mandibular autorotation which is responsible for the closing of her open bite. In addition to having achieved a significant improvement of facial esthetics,the case remains stable over time, having achieved orthopedic stability with our treatment. Many thanks to Dr. Domingo Martin for instilling in me every day the constant search for excellence in orthodontics and to Dr. Irina Gergel from Ukraine who has helped me in the preparation of the case that I show you. I look forward to seeing you all at the FACE congress in Bucharest, which will undoubtedly be the congress of the year. www.face2023.com

Armando Dias da Silva 4.1.23

Usually I have been posting on how to treat transverse discrepancies in young adults.

This time I’m posting about VERTICAL CONTROL&SKELETAL ANCHORAGE and how it can be complex to treat patients with problems in this plan.

19yrs old girl, treated by a colleague 5 yrs before, now seeking re-treatment, rejected by two colleagues who are specialists in orthodontics in my hometown of Oporto due to the case complexity…

Patient presented a huge list of problems, as you can see in the presentation and I decided to treat the problem at its origin, and not by the easy solution of extruding upper incisors.

This because a careful and complete diagnosis has to be done individually and please DO NOT USE PROTOCOLS as each patient has its problems.

In this complex case, at least to my knowledge, the treatment involved avoiding any kind of upper incisor extrusion, real intrusion of the upper lateral segments promoting anterior mandible rotation and using -6º brackets in the lower incisors. Then, at the end, the stability of the case depends if the patient will or not have the responsibility to look for speech therapy.

I also posted the retention records.

As always diagnosis is the key… look for dental and skeletal aesthetics, functional occlusion, periodontal respect and long term stability.

Also, I would like to invite you to attend the next FACE
INTERNATIONAL MEETING, so go to the webpage (https://face2023.com/) and you will be amazed with the program, the speakers and the venue.

Don’t let our speciality turn into a cosmetic profession…orthodontics IS NOT EASY!

Andreea Biris 1.1.23

Dear friends,

My name is Andreea Biris, and I am from Sibiu, Romania.

I would like to start this wonderful year and share with you this case. This is my first case posted. First of all I would like to thank a lot to DrDomingo Martin Salvador and Alberto Canábez for their support, for the fact that they believed in me, and for sharing their knowledge with us.

27Y old female case came into the office with chief complaint: smile aesthetics, crowding, worried about gingival recession. She had previous orthodontic treatment, no TMD signs or symptoms. After doing the complete diagnosis we decided to treat this case with fixed appliance and corticotomies on both arches to improve the periodontal health. Thanks to my colleague dr. Boti Balogh Balogh for the surgery.

See you soon in Bucharest, Romania at Face Meeting 2023.

Details and registration here www.face2023.com

Wish you all best wishes and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dr. Domingo Martin Salvador 27.12.22

A 12 year old patient came to my offcie after three years after wearing an applinace that was suppose to close her bite…..after doing our complete diagnsois we decided that the best way was by place brackets and skeltal anchorage.After less than two years of treatment we were able to close her bite and avoid an orthognathic surgery case.I want to thank Dr Irina Gergel from Ukraine foe her help in preparing this case.

Juan Astolfi 17.11.22

Dear colleagues:

I am Juan Astolfi, recently graduated from the Master of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Seville (Spain). It´s an honor to start publishing a series of cases together with my colleagues in the master’s program. Thus, I share with you here the case I presented in July as the closing of the master’s degree. I would like to express my gratitud to Dr. Domingo Martin, who acted as external examiner of the cases of our promotion, for giving us the opportunity to publish our cases in this prestigious website. I would like to take this opportunity to also thank all my professors of the Master of Orthodontics, especially to Dr. Saúl González, who guided me in a very correct way in the resolution of this case (which my colleague Luis González began) and to Dr. Enrique Solano Reina for giving me the opportunity to train with him and to belong to this great family.

Greetings to all.

Türkan Nadire Yesil 29.09.22

Hello dear FACE friends.

Here is a case that again shows us the importance of DIAGNOSIS. This patient came to our office with complaining that sth going wrong with her teeth. She went many dentists and they all said that nothing wrong with her but she feels this very strongly. When we started to ask, she said she has no pain in TMJ, no pain in masticatory muscles. When we looked at her mouth, we saw tooth wear and abfractions and then asked detaily and had some more clues about orthopedic instability. So it was decided to start with splint therapy. After splint therapy, we decided to get extracted 14, 34 and 44 to have symmetric occlusion and proper overbite, overjet. Because she had already lost 24 before. We also warned her about prothetic rehabilitation after ortho; because of tooth wear and abfractions. She said she will think about it but not in a good condition because of economic things. We tried our best. At last you could see in modjaw records that we achieved a good protrusion that no touch in posterior teeth and repeatable and in arc of closure open close and centric relation. Nice to see this with these records.

Greetings from Turkey☺️

Alberto Caballero Avellaneda 26.09.22

Dear colleagues:

My name is Alberto Caballero Avellaneda, an orthodontist who recently graduated from the Master’s Degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Seville (Spain). It is an honor to continue with this series of cases together with my fellow master’s students. I would like to thank Dr. Domingo Martín for those days of evaluation at the University of Seville, in which we were able to enjoy his presence and teachings and of course for offering us the opportunity to publish the cases in this honorable web page. I would also like to thank all the members who make up the magnificent cast of professors of the Master of Orthodontics at the University of Seville, especially the instructor of this case, Dr. Mabel Marmesat, and particularly Dr. Enrique Solano Reina, who introduced me to the marvelous world of Orthodontics and gave me the opportunity to learn for 3 years alongside fantastic colleagues.

As we have learned, «mechanics, although indispensable for treatment, is simply a means to an end». We strongly believe in the need for thorough diagnosis and setting well-defined treatment goals, followed by common sense biomechanics. The choice of orthodontic appliance plays, in my humble opinion, an important but secondary role.

Thank you all very much and I hope you have a nice day.

Marta Pérez Bocanegra 08.09.22

Dear colleagues:

I am Marta Pérez Bocanegra, recently graduated from the Master of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Seville (Spain). It is an honor to start publishing a series of cases together with my colleagues in the master’s program. Thus, I share with you here the case I presented in July as the closing of the master’s degree. I would like to express my gratitud to Dr. Domingo Martin, who acted as external examiner of the cases of our promotion, for giving us the opportunity to publish our cases in this prestigious website. I would like to take this opportunity to also thank all my professors of the Master of Orthodontics, especially to Dr. Saúl González, who guided me in a very correct way in the resolution of this case (which my colleague Tibere Francoise began) and to Dr. Enrique Solano Reina for giving me the opportunity to train with him and to belong to this great family.

Greetings to all.

Mylo Sherrington 23.08.22

Hi! This Case was approached with a digital 3D Treatment Objectives Prototype where we could see that molar distillation was possible and then start the treatment using skeletal anchorage (mini plates) both upper and lower in a total of 18 month of treatment. Digital superimposition are showed, hope you like the case!

Mylo Sherrington 16.08.22

Hola,

Dejo un caso donde la paciente tuvo un largo tratamiento previo con 4 exodoncias, esto no solucionó su clase II esqueletal.

Mediante simulación digital de su ortodoncia y la Simulamos la oclusión postquirúrgica vimos que existe factibilidad para la fase quirúrgica, por lo que desprogramamos la mandíbula por 6 meses con splint parcial inferior.

La planificación quirúrgica se hizo con los protocolos de cirugía splintless que usamos en ICOR.

La ortodoncia postquirúrgica fue rápida y en poco tiempo pudimos tener el caso terminado y a la paciente feliz.

Saludos a todos!