Lawrence F. Andrews, D.D.S.  

Will A. Andrews, D.D.S.  

Pre-Congress Course - Thursday, September 20, 2012

Orthodontists can do more than straighten teeth and provide a nice smile to their patients. Orthodontic treatment can include three dimensional jaw movements and correction of dental arch discrepancies that result in improved health and function of the orofacial complex. New treatment goals that are both optimal and universal allow for more comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment than previously possible. The new treatment goals categorically include: arch (teeth, borders, and supporting tissues), AP jaw positions, BL jaw positions, jaw heights, chin prominence, and occlusion. When these six areas are treated to optimal Six Elements’ standards, orofacial harmony will be maximized for the patient. Orofacial harmony is a condition in which the position of the teeth and jaws contribute maximally to the overall health, function, and appearance of the individual. These new treatment goals are collectively called the Six Elements of Orofacial Harmony™. The new landmarks and referents used for measuring them form the basis for a new 3D, positionally correct classi? cation system. In addition, there are proven treatment strategies for effectively and ef? ciently attaining them; they are called the Six Elements Rules for Treatment™. Together, the new goals, rules and classi? cation system comprise the 6E Orthodontic Philosophy. Dr. Lawrence F. Andrews and Dr. Will A. Andrews, along with several highly quali? ed colleagues, have been using the 6E Orthodontic Philosophy clinically as well as teaching orthodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons about the 6E Orthodontic Philosophy for over 20 years. There is a growing list of independent studies that support the philosophy.

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