The participants will have acquired enough skill, expertise and confidence to start practicing Orthodontics at their own clinics.
Participants will be working on live patients from the first module itself which is of 4 days.

The consecutive five modules will comprise of two one-day sessions each and the 15th day will be certification.
During the course, the participants will be guided with regards to case diagnosis and forming of appropriate treatment plans.

The goal is to discuss, explore, and remedy problems; to establish a doubt-free understanding.
Also an important piece of wisdom imparted, is the wisdom to know which cases to undertake and which ones to refer to a more experienced orthodontist.

The course includes training, as well as guidance for the participants even after the course is completed.

Course Modules

Diagnosis

Compiling a comprehensive case study, evaluating facial aesthetics, performing a complete clinical examination and assessing diagnostic records.

Model Analysis

Analysing the dental cast, to comprehend occlusion and dentition from all three dimensions, in order to determine the degree and severity of malocclusion.

Cephalometric Tracing

Clarifying the 5 main components in cephalometric analysis to trace and interpret the cephalogram data, for Orthodontic cases.

Photographic Analysis

Understanding what photographic records are to be archived, in order to analyse the relationship between craniofacial skeleton and the soft-tissue facial contours of the patient through the course of treatment.

Case Selection

Selection of suitable cases for initial treatment. Participants will select patients to treat and cases to refer.

Occlusion

The concepts of centric relation, centric occlusion and maximum intercuspation position (MIP) are clarified in detail to get a gnathological perspective of normal functional occlusion.

Treatment Planning

Understanding the philosophy of treatment planning, the mode of treatment and appliances, and the need or lack of extraction.

Bonding on Ideal Casts

Initiation into orthodontics by practicing to bond brackets on ideal casts and learning how to use measuring gauges.

Stages of treatment

An explanation on the three crucial stages in orthodontic cases and determining the goals of each stage.

Bonding on Typodonts

Practicing on Typodonts to attain a better understanding of how actual orthodontic brackets work.

Wires and appliances

Wires and brackets: understanding the orthodontist’s armamentarium and the specifics involved in choosing the right appliance system.

Archwires on Typodonts

Another hands-on Typodont session: stimulating tooth movement with a thorough understanding of each archwire to be used in treatment.

Mechano-therapy

Understanding how to maximize the desired tooth movement and minimize side effects. Control of the occlusal plane during orthodontic mechanotherapy should be an integral part of every clinician's treatment plan.

Finishing and Detailing

Learning to use inter-arch elastics and achieve optimal results for long term stability.

Retention

Introduction to the theory and management of retention, fixed and removable after the completion of orthodontic treatment.

Biology of Tooth Movement

An explanation on the philosophy of teeth movement, and its variables.

Mixed Dentition Treatment

Diagnosis and treatment planning for mixed dentition cases.

Serial Extractions

Planning the interception, and initiating serial extractions in early stages of mixed dentition.

Banding of Typodonts

Working on typodonts to gain in-depth understanding of how the actual bonding of orthodontic brackets and use of measuring gauges work. And a short discourse on the theory and methodology of banding and bonding of orthodontic attachments; along with separation and molar banding techniques.

Bio-Mechanics

Understanding the bio-mechanics of forces, couples and moments i.e. the magnitude and direction, in order to be biologically compatible with the tissue’s health.

Wire-Bending exercises

A hands-on exercise, on the basics of wire bending, initial archwires placement, loop and circle designs, lacebacks, center and off-center bends.

Adult Orthodontics

Adults versus adolescents, understanding the difference in the treatment plans.

Patient’s Perception

Understanding the patient’s perspective and incorporating the same into clinical practice.

Clinical Tips and Errors

Practical knowledge on what slip-ups can be circumvented.

Air-Rotor Stripping

Techniques to resolve, mild to moderate crowding, or proclination of the adult dentition, without resorting to extractions.

Management of Class III cases

Lecture on the theory and management of the true skeletal Class III malocclusion cases.

Splinting and Fixed Retention

Understanding the usage of bonded forms of retention when conventional retention is inadequate.

Surgical Exposure of Canine

Planning and methods of surgical uncovering of impactions and moving them in alignment.

Lingual Orthodontics

Understanding theory and appliance design of a fixed lingual appliance, along with a discussion on treatment planning and reviewing of cases.

Overview of Begg’s Technique

Taking a closer look on how a simple force may cause tipping and/or rotation of the tooth upon which it acts.

Myo-Functional appliances

Understanding the true potential of Myo-functional appliances to correct, poor mandibular posture that causes malocclusion, and improve facial Live patient aesthetics in pre-teen cases.

Palatal Expansion

Introduction on the theory and application of expansion of the maxillary arch. And understanding the design and usage of various styles of expanders - slow and rapid, fixed and removable.

Indirect Bonding

Understanding the technique of Indirect Bonding, which allows all braces to be placed in a precise simultaneous manner; first on the cast and then transferred onto the patient’s oral cavity.

Orthodontic Micro-Implants

A demonstration on the clinical use of micro implants, in the new biomechanics of orthodontic treatment for anchorage, followed by a hands-on session on suitable models.

Inter-Disclipinary Orthodontics

Understanding the dynamics of treatment plans for a holistic inter-disciplinary approach in orthodontics.