You “practice” orthodontics because every day offers a learning experience and an opportunity to grow, learn and improve. Dr. Thomas Graber often said you possibly learn more from your failures than your successes. This presentation offers examples of important lessons from 42 years of “practice.” The majority of this presentation consists of case presentations with appropriate literature/evidence to highlight key points.
Explain how orthodontics can have an impact on patients’ lives.
Evaluate whether functioning without canines presents any morbidity.
Discuss smile esthetics in relation to extractions, buccal corridors, and midlines.