Hi, I´m Armando Dias da Silva, a Portuguese orthodontics specialist with practice in Oporto and it’s an honor to publish my first case in this group.
This 25yrs old male patient was one of my first MARPE treatments; once you start to use CBCT on a routine basis you´ll immediately begin to diagnose much more true skeletal transverse discrepancies than before because they were clinically camouflaged by molar torque compensations.
So, you then realize that maxillary endognathy must be treated in its origin, addressing the skeletal transverse discrepancy issue, and not by dental expansion with expanded arch wires or aligners.
Dental expansion to camouflage skeletal transverse discrepancy will increase instability and possible periodontal issues.
Diagnosis is the key…
All comments will be welcome.
Hope you like it!
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A good result is always preceded by a good diagnosis and ours, are exhaustive. Orthodontics cannot be understood without taking into account the entire ectomatognathic system; teeth are just one of all the structures to consider.
FACE International meeting
It’s so nice to announce our FACE Revolution International Meeting. After a break of almost 18 months, we are again very excited about organizing the next FACE Revolution Meeting.
We are preparing it with great care and enthusiasm. You can’t imagine our desire to meet our friends and have a face-to-face meeting. The screens and online courses are fine, but there is nothing like gathering, enjoying the friendship and seeing each other again.
I want to thank you very much for your patience, since we had to postpone the meeting twice, but trust us it was worth the wait.
We hope to see you in Madrid and do not forget that “treatment mechanics is still the key to success for excellent orthodontics: with or without aligners”.