Listen to Prof Dr Ali Darendeliler at the 2024 ASLO Congress.
Aligners for the Correction of Vertical Dimension Problems and Asymmetries
The most critical point in the management of vertical problems is the diagnosis.
The main question is to find out if the vertical problem is dental or skeletal, what is the vertical position of the upper incisors and lower incisors and the vertical dimension of the lower facial height.
Then we need to combine and coordinate the vertical dimension diagnosis with sagittal and transverse problems.
By evaluating these two features we will be able to decide if we should correct the vertical discrepancy by dental movements or skeletal movements or combination.
The best ways of correcting the vertical problems using the most effective mechanics including TADs, orthognathic surgery, sequential aligners and braces will be discussed.
Dental and functional shift asymmetries can be fixed quite effectively using aligners, however differential diagnosis is the key point.
M. Ali DARENDELILER
BDS, PhD, Dip. Orth., Certif. Orth., Priv. Doc., MRACDS (Ortho), FICD.
Dr Darendeliler is Professor and Chair of Orthodontic, Discipline of
Orthodontics, at the University of Sydney and Head of Department, Orthodontics, Sydney Dental Hospital, Sydney South West Area Health Service.
He received his dentistry training from the University of Istanbul and his PhD from the University of Gazi, in Turkey and his first specialist training in orthodontics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and his second specialist training from the High Education Council, Turkey.
During the course of his career he has undertaken duties as a clinical instructor, research and postgraduate coordinator (Maître d’Assistant et de Recherche) at the University of Geneva, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Research Professor at the University of Southern California.
Dr Darendeliler has been recognized for his efforts with multiple prizes including the “Sheldon Friel Award , the highest recognition from the European Orthodontic Society, the “Begg Award”, the highest research award from the Australian Society of Orthodontists, and the Huston award for best research from the European Orthodontic Society.
His research interests include orthodontic tooth movement, root resorption, obstructive sleep apnoea, temporary anchorage devices, sequential aligners, self-ligating brackets, orthopaedic treatment modalities, accelerated tooth movement, magnetic fields and forces and dentofacial orthopaedics. He lectured in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
In addition to his research and teaching commitments he also
maintains a private specialist orthodontic practice.