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Whether you have gapped teeth or major teeth alignment problems. When it comes to identifying these issues, there’s nothing an experienced orthodontist can’t fix to help you get the perfect smile. They have years of training and technologies necessary to accurately diagnose all types of dental problems to ensure you with the best treatment plan. However, it depends on the orthodontic classification of your teeth. Orthodontic malocclusions are classified based upon the position of the teeth and the alignment of the jaw. If the question “What are the classes of orthodontic treatments?” pops up in your head, then you are in square one of your journey toward better oral health.

Class Orthodontics I

In the first class, there is a normal balance between the relationship of the upper teeth and lower teeth, well-positioned jaw and balanced bite. No problems or issues can be detected that might affect the oral health. Still, you may still experience crooked teeth and spacing problems. Class 1 orthodontic treatment usually focuses on straightening teeth, using braces or invisalign.

Class  Orthodontics II

In this case, malocclusions are usually more intensified. The upper teeth project further than the lower teeth and jaw. This is an abnormal relationship where the lower teeth and jaw won’t get as far as the upper teeth do. This type of misalignment can cause tooth grinding and jaw soreness. This might stem from the overgrowth of the upper teeth or the insufficient growth of the lower jaw. In many cases, class 2 is usually genetically inherited or can be caused by past occurrences such as finger sucking. The treatment may only involve aligners combined with fixed appliances. In more severe cases, surgery may be required. It’s never too late for a clinical examination, so that your orthodontist will determine the best course of treatment.

Class Orthodontics III

In class 3 orthodontic cases, the lower teeth and jaw project further than the upper teeth. This results in the upper teeth having less projection than the lower teeth and jaw. One might experience problems like chewing difficulties, tooth decay, and sleep apnea. Just like class 2, this can be due to genetics. These cases are the least common and most complex to treat. The first step is to get x-rays on your teeth and jaw, so that your orthodontist can personalise the treatments you need according to the severity.

Now that you’ve gained more insight on the orthodontic classification of your teeth, you are one step closer to getting your dream teeth.

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  • I started this course unsure of how much I would benefit. The in-person lectures were fantastic (although the course is now 100% online) where I made good friends and learned a lot. The online resources are extensive and second to none, accessible at your convenience. The webinars were great – usually with the right mix of teaching, cases demonstrated and the attendees’ cases being discussed. I was also invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacturing (from a dentist’s point of view) – which I enjoyed.
    Most of all the course gave significantly more confidence what can be done with aligners, how plan the setup efficiently with the end in mind and how to make the processes to get there smoother. As a result, a MUCH larger chunk of my work is now aligner based. My conversion rate for aligner treatments has definitely increased along with my confidence. The course has easily paid for itself. Full disclosure: I was invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacture to my BOSS batch mates, which I also thoroughly enjoyed doing. I declined any remuneration for this, although it was offered.
    Dr Shammi Moopen, Dentist, VIC
  • Having always steered away from clear aligners and only stuck with fixed braces, I’ve finally decided to give aligners a go this year. BOSS is extremely practical, informative and backed up by heaps of research. Dr. V is a great mentor, she’s always helpful and truthful. The team at BOSS and CCC smiles are just amazing, always there to help you whenever you need, even if it was a question that’s been repetitively asked many many times. I would highly recommend BOSS to anyone who wishes to start their journey in digital orthodontics. With Dr. V and her team behind me, my confidence level is soooo much higher and I feel like I am delivering my treatment to a higher standard and overall making me a better clinician. Thank you Dr. V!!

    Dr Claire Chiu, Dentist QLD
  • I joined BOSS in 2018 for the full year, and the wealth of knowledge that Vandana shares is immeasurable! This course is perfect for absolute beginners and also those with more experience, and Vandana caters it perfectly for the whole group. All her information is evidence based and very relatable for general dentists, giving you information that those “generic” 1-3 day clear aligner courses cannot give you. BOSS is a very comprehensive course. I highly recommend it, I plan to join BOSS again!

    Dr Michelle Sujenie, Dentist VIC
  • Since I have joined the postgraduate diploma in orthodontics I have noticed all the applied practical learning/knowledge on my patients and I am only half way through the year. Dr Vandana is a genuine educator. She goes way beyond to simplify every lecture and I really like her evidence based information and that is available for us 24/7. Her webinars helped a lot for busy dentists and loved the feedback we get in the one on one sessions with our cases. It make us think every step of the way. But the best thing I like is to see she is giving back to the community and her association with Smile Train in helping children with cleft palate is just beyond words. Thank you so much for being nice and approachable.

    Dr Claudia Braybon, Dentist
  • Received my Diploma in Digital Orthodontics from BOSS and couldn’t be more stoked! Huge shout out to Dr Vandana Katyal and the BOSS team for a wonderful year. I would recommend BOSS to every dentist no matter their level of experience with Orthodontics and clear aligners. Starting off with barely any orthodontic experience, I have commenced about 9 cases in the matter of months and BOSS gave me the confidence to predictably deliver results for my patients through clear aligners which are the future of modern orthodontics.
    Dr Sarang Sathe, Dentist NSW
  • Dr Katyal shares so much of her own protocol and is extremely generous not only with her time but with the well thought out information she provides along with the course such as inventory lists, marketing material and case presentation templates. She tailors her advice to your own experience and helps with appropriate case selection, points out possible pitfalls and helps you understand how to overcome them. The course is also up-to-date using the latest technologies in orthodontics and is heavily evidence-based.

    I would recommend it to anyone wanting to start doing some orthodontic treatment or looking for a more comprehensive course to assist in some ortho they are already doing.

    Dr Becky Dudman, Melbourne

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