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Orthodontic Failures

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Many adult patients require orthodontic treatment to facilitate their ultimate restorative plan. By establishing a proper orthodontic foundation with ideal tooth position and a well-interdigitated occlusion, the future restorative work becomes more predictable. However, the unfortunate reality is that this isn’t always the case. Occasionally, patients will return to their dentists following completion of orthodontic treatment with a less than ideal tooth position and a marginal occlusal result, both of which can significantly impact the success of the final restorative plan. Why does this happen? This presentation will emphasize the importance of communication as well as proper planning and sequencing treatment for patients.


- Learning Objectives:

  • Identify specific orthodontic failures using clinical examples

  • Better communication and planning to avoid these failures


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