26 Saturday 24 November 2012 Werner Schupp Cologne Germany The importance of static and dynamic occlusion in orthodontics Hardly any branch of dentistry has undergone as much change as functional diagnosis and functional therapy and hardly any other specialist area has been subject to as much controversial discussion Based on what we know today there are numerous factors that can result in craniomandibular dysfunction Lauritzen was one of the first to maintain that in addition to occlusion both time and the patient s psychological state could be contributory factors Today we are moving increasingly towards viewing static and dynamic occlusion within the overall medical context Today we are certain that craniomandibular dysfunction can only be effectively and successfully treated in the early stages If dysfunction as part of compensation remains undetected and untreated for longer periods of time decompensated dysfunction develops that not only affects the craniomandibular system but that also gradually results in impairment throughout the entire musculoskeletal system Localised dysfunction thus develops into a chronic condition Occlusal dysfunction alone does not result in pain The pathology develops when psychological and emotional stress is processed through occlusion As dental surgeons we can work within an interdisciplinary team to establish physiological static and dynamic occlusion and articulation and focus particular attention on primarily defining correct orthopaedic positioning of the lower jaw To quote Gutowski Occlusion isn t everything but without occlusion it all means nothing And it is exactly this kind of occlusion that is the focus of orthodontic treatment and which we can control using the Invisalign system The aim of this presentation is to illustrate what exactly can and cannot be achieved Dr Werner Schupp visiting professor at Capital Medical University Beijing practice for orthodontic surgery in Cologne Conference

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