We enjoyed having Dr. Ben Villalon from Texas at POS Headquarters last weekend to teach Seminar 14 of the Dentofacial Orthodontics Series. He explains how individual growth prediction takes the guesswork out of orthodontic treatment in this interview.
POS Instructor Dr. Ben Villalon came to POS headquarters for Update 2017 so we took the opportunity to ask him questions about his area of expertise: mixed dentition orthodontics.
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommend that young patients get an orthodontic evaluation at 6 or 7 years of age.1, 2 An early orthodontic check-up enables clinicians to spot current or potential problems with their patient’s occlusion and jaw growth. This can especially be valuable for Class III patients.