In recent years there has been a proliferation in orthodontic “quick fixes” or short term orthodontics. These treatment plans often focus on simple alignment of the visible teeth without taking into account orthodontic issues with the entire dentition.
Dr Siva presented on this topic to Specialist Orthodontists and General Dental Practitioners at the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons 2016 Convocation in Hobart, Tasmania. During his Orthodontics Masterclass Dr Siva emphasised the importance of sound biomechanical principles in addressing a patient’s malocclusion and highlighted the need to distinguish between marketing “spin” and sound orthodontic principles. Dr Siva shared his experience in utilising the latest techniques and technologies and encouraged participants to objectively assess what is available on the market.