Editor, The Angle Orthodontist
Norborne Muir Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University
Professor Steven J. Lindauer is Norborne Muir Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University and Editor of The Angle Orthodontist (since 2012). He attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, earning a D.M.D. in 1986, and a Master of Science in Dentistry as well as a certificate in the specialty of orthodontics in 1989. Upon graduation, Professor Lindauer joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Lindauer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is the past-president of the North Atlantic component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, and the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation. Professor Lindauer has published more than 80 scientific research articles and book chapters and, has given many lectures around the world.
Patients with dental asymmetries (Class II, division 1 subdivision) can be treated by means of orthognathic surgery, dental extractions or asymmetric mechanics, depending on the severity of the discrepancy. In this lecture, biomechanical strategies that can be used to treat occlusal asymmetries of dental origin will be discussed. Although many skeletal anchorage options are available to aid in the treatment of these patients, this lecture will explore the biomechanical strategic options, focusing on the methods for harnessing favorable biomechanical side effects, and also address on the approaches for eliminating the side effects that are so-called ‘unfavorable’ in the treatment, all with minimal patient cooperation.
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