John Libbey Eurotext

L'Orthodontie Française


Concepts sur l'orthodontie du futur : spéculations ou illusions ? Volume 79, issue 1, Rapport de la 80e réunion scientifique de la S.F.O.D.F. – L'Orthodontie du futur

1 KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer, 7, 3000 Leuven, Belgique

Due to complex computer modeling it will soon be possible in the future to evaluate orthodontic protocols with systems biology for the dentofacial complex. Also one will be able to simulate the processes of development of the teeth and the head this way, as well as environmental factors influencing these processes. It is certain that everything that is already used in other biological systems, will one day also be used in the dentofacial system and from there also in orthodontics. Before it comes to that, a lot of data still remain to be gathered by reductionistic experiments.