Prof Dr Benedict Wilmes

Prof Dr Benedict Wilmes

Prof Dr Benedict Wilmes

Germany

Broadening the scope of lingual treatment opportunities by usage of palatal TADs.

Currently, the alveolar process is the most preferred insertion site for TADs. However, due to the varying bone quality and the risk of root contact, the survival rate of implants inserted in the alveolar ridge still needs improvement. Other regions, such as the anterior palate provides much better conditions for TAD insertion, since the amount and quality of the available bone is far superior. Mini-Implants with different types of abutments and connectors allow the construction of versatile and cost efficient appliances for a large variety of orthopedic and orthodontic applications. Utilizing TAD´s in the anterior palate eliminates the risk of root injury and takes the implants out of the path of tooth movement. The lecture will show different designs and problems using palatal TADs in combination with lingual brackets. 


Current options for skeletal anchorage in orthopedic and orthodontic treatment work.

Their small size allows mini-implants to be inserted in a variety of sites. Currently, the alveolar process is the most preferred insertion site. However, due to the varying bone

quality and the risk of root contact, the survival rate of implants inserted in the alveolar ridge still needs improvement. Other regions, such as the anterior palate and the mental region provide much better conditions for TAD insertion, since the amount and quality of the available bone is far superior. Mini-Implants with different types of abutments and connectors allow the construction of versatile and cost efficient appliances for a large variety of orthopedic and orthodontic applications. Utilizing TAD´s in the anterior palate and the mental region eliminates the risk of root injury and takes the implants out of the path of tooth movement. The design of the interchangeable abutment system provides the orthodontist with a skeletal anchorage system that integrates easily into clinical practice and allows treatment of cases that were difficult or impossible to treat previously.


Improving the predictability of clear aligner therapy with mini-implants.

Clear sequential plastic aligner therapy is ubiquitous in contemporary orthodontics. However, the predictability of achieving specific tooth movements with clear aligners including space closure, distalization and expansion is not absolute. The adjunctive use of customised appliances, retained with mini-implants positioned in the anterior hard palate, provides the astute clinician the opportunity to realize specific treatment objectives with greater precision and accuracy. They can be used concomitantly, or as an intermediary step prior to the fabrication of clear aligners. 


Biography

Dr. Wilmes did a postgraduate training in oral surgery at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Muenster, Germany. Subsequently, he received a postgraduate degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of the Duesseldorf, Germany.

In 2013 he became Professor at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Duesseldorf. Dr. Wilmes is author of more than 100 articles and textbook chapters. He is reviewer of numerous journals and has held more than 300 lectures and courses in 60 different countries all over the world. His primary interest is in the area of non-compliant and invisible orthodontic treatment strategies (TADs, lingual orthodontics and aligner).

Dr. Wilmes was awarded the First Prize of the German Orthodontic Society in 2007, the First Prize of the European Orthodontic Society in 2009, the First Prize of the German Society for Lingual Orthodontics in 2018, and the Award of the International Academy of Clear Aligners in 2019. Dr. Wilmes is an Active Member of the Angle Society (Eastern Component).