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Basic Tooth Guidance, Interceptive Treatment
and Treatment Timing
In 1960 Dr. Lloyd
H. Truax, orthodontist, and Dr. Anthony L. Lund, pediatric dentist,
developed a procedure they call tooth guidance, interceptive treatment
and treatment timing.
Tooth Guidance is providing space (if necessary) for anterior teeth
to erupt into better positions.
Interceptive Treatment is correcting a traumatic occlusion or to
enhance the final treatment results.
Treatment Timing will provide space for erupting canines and premolars
and also allows adequate time during growth and development to change
dental and skeletal relationships.
With these concepts:
- Patients will need less permanent
- Rarely orthognathic or distraction
- Less relapse during retention - permanent
teeth erupted much straighter