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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Aims and Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, you should be:

  • Familiar with the components of removable appliances
  • Familiar with the construction of removable appliances
  • Familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of removable appliances
  • Competent at inserting passive removable appliances
  • Competent at inserting active removable appliances previously adjusted by a dentist
  • Competent at fitting orthodontic headgear
  • Competent at fitting orthodontic facebows which have been previously adjusted by a dentist
  • Competent at measuring elastic headgear forces
  • Familiar with the components of functional appliances
  • Familiar with the construction of functional appliances
  • Familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of functional appliances
  • Competent at inserting passive removable functional appliances

Syllabus

This module consists of three sections:

Removable appliances
  • Role of removable appliances in orthodontic treatment. advantages and disadvantages, components of an appliance, construction of an appliance
  • Different types and uses of appliances
  • Fitting and adjustment of appliances
Extra Oral Traction
  • EOT principles of use and directional forces, components of Extra Oral Traction
  • Identify types and describe the fitting of safety headgear
Functional appliances
  • History types uses