Prof. Dr. Marie-José Boileau
– Professor at the Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopaedics Department, of Bordeaux University
-Professor Clinician in Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopaedics at the University Hospital of Bordeaux
– PhD in Dental Surgery, PhD in Dental Sciences, PhD in Dentistry
– National Coordinator for the Orthodontic and Dento-Facial Orthopaedic Residency in France
– President of the French Teachers Assembly for Orthodontic and Dento-Facial Orthopaedics
Occlusal and aesthetic function: how to succeed in treating the smile of our patients.
Aesthetics and function are the two main objectives of orthodontic treatment that motivate the patient and guide the practitioner.
The success of a treatment is assessed by the beauty of the smile for the patient and the practitioner, but also for the latter, by the quality of the occlusion obtained.
In this context, the position and relationships of the anterior teeth are essential.
We will describe the different criteria they must respect and the means to achieve it throughout the orthodontic treatment and especially during the delicate phase of finishes.
Indeed, the beauty of the smile and functional anterior guiding depend very much on this phase and are based on the same criteria of finishing. The vertical and transverse control of the dental arch and especially the good management of the buccal-lingual dental inclinations enable us to achieve our functional and aesthetic objectives.