Dr. Ravi Nanda
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
* The 4th Japan Academy of Aligner Orthodontics 2017
Acceleration devices and aligner treatment
Acceleration of orthodontic tooth movement is highly desired by our profession. We know aligner therapy satisfies our need of esthetics based appliance to correct numerous malocclusions. A faster aligner therapy, especially for complicated malocclusions, can bring orthodontic treatment to a new level. This presentation will describe state of the art of biology of tooth movement and how as orthodontists we can modulate osteoclastic activity and bone remodeling. Latest information and biologic basis of techniques such as vibration, photomodulation, micro osteoperforation, and lasers will be discussed. Results of our own studies regarding speeding orthodontic treatment will be presented and how aligner therapy can benefit from this information.
Dr. Ravi Nanda is at present UConn Alumni Endowed Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Chair of the Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut. He is editor-in-Chief of Progress in Orthodontics and an associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. Dr. Ravi Nanda has been recognized with various awards from numerous international orthodontic organizations.