Chapter 20. Multi-Disciplinary Orthodontics

  1. Fiona Grist R.D.N., B.A. (Hons) OU

Published Online: 28 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch20

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

How to Cite

Grist, F. (2010) Multi-Disciplinary Orthodontics, in Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333183

Online ISBN: 9781444325522



  • multi-disciplinary orthodontics;
  • hypodontia - patients do not have all the teeth needed to make up full dentition;
  • microdontia, patients sometimes have conical or ‘spiky’ teeth;
  • facial deformity;
  • problems with condyles;
  • skeletal pattern imbalance;
  • maxillary (midface) osteotomies - Le Fort I (involving tooth-bearing maxilla);
  • Le Fort II (involving maxilla and nose);
  • mandibular (lower face) osteotomies - sagittal split and genioplasty;
  • coordination impressions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Restorative

  • Surgical

  • Pre-Surgical Orthodontics

  • Coordination Impressions

  • Countdown to Surgery

  • The Operation

  • Post-OP Appointment

  • Post-Surgical Orthodontics

  • Other Surgical Procedures Undertaken in Theatre

  • Uncovering Ectopic Canines

  • Cleft LIP and Palate