Vincenzo D’Antò, Neapel (Italy)
Dr. Vincenzo D’Antò received his Degree in Dentistry, a Specialty in Orthodontics, a Master in Temporomandibular Disorders and a Master in Lingual Orthodontics from the University of Naples Federico II, and a Master in Sleep Dentistry from University of Bologna. He completed a PhD in “Materials and Structures Engineering” and a second PhD in “Oral Sciences”. He is currently professor of Orthodontics at University of Naples Federico II.
Dr. D’Antò is the Vicepresident of the Italian Society for Biomechanics (SIBOS). He authored many papers and has given oral presentations at the international congresses of EOS, AAO, IADR, SIDO, EAS, DGAO, SFOPA, SiAlign, NVvO, HOD. Dr. D’Antò received the Robert Frank Award (2004, 2005, 2009) and the Hatton Award (2006) of IADR, the SIDO award (2007, 2010, 2018, 2018, 2019, 2019), the EOS Houston Award (2012) and the Tiziano Baccetti Award (2016). He is Associate Editor of OCR and Editorial Board Member of JAO.
Aligner biomechanics in treatment of class II patients:
Class II malocclusion is one of the most frequent orthodontic problems, with a prevalence of about 40% in our population; therefore, the effectiveness of the different therapeutic options is one of the most debated topics in the literature, with the most controversial results. The purpose of this presentation will be to discuss the biomecanics rationale of the clear aligner treatment of patients with class II malocclusion. Using an evidence based approach, the relevant literature will be summarized; furthermore, through numerous clinical cases, the bases of the main mechanics used for an efficient sagittal correction. In particular, the two currently most used staging protocols will be reviewed, namely the distalization, referring to tooth-by-tooth sequential distal movement, or the jump simulation, representing the simulation of the effect of class II elastics. Finally, the keys to clinical success and the main mistakes to be avoided will be analyzed.