Pediatric occiusal therapy: a scientific approach to comprehensive interceptive orthodontist for the general practitioner

Barnett, Edward M.
September 1978
Quintessence International;Sep1978, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p39
Academic Journal
The article analyzes pediatric occlusal therapy for children with occlusal problems. The therapy, as stated, is designed to meet the growing public demand for esthetically acceptable occlusions throughout the developing dentition. The therapy, as stated, is simple and easier to master than orthodox orthodontics because of several reasons including, it requires no soldering, it is easy to learn, and it requires little wire bending. It is reported that, there are 6 stages of occlusal development employed in pediatric occlusal therapy including, stage 1 which involves the completion of the deciduous dentition and extends from about age 3 when the child first visit the dentist until about age 6, and stage 2 which is marked by the eruption of the permanent first molars at about the age of 6.


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