Nikhillesh Vaiid

Nikhillesh Vaiid

Short CV

Professor Nikhilesh R Vaid is the President of the World Federation of Orthodontists and Editor in Chief of “Seminars in Orthodontics”. He is an Adjunct Professor at Saveetha Dental College in Chennai, India and has a Private Practice in Dubai and in Mumbai, India. He has widely published and edited journals including the “Seminars in Orthodontics” on four occasions and was the Editor in Chief of “APOS Trends in Orthodontics” from 2010-20. He’s currently EIC- Emeritus of the same. He’s an active member of the Angle Society – North Atlantic component. He’s published more than 170 peer reviewed papers and textbook chapters and has lectured in more than 55 countries around the world. The important forums at which he has lectured include the AAO Annual Sessions, the International Orthodontic Congresses, ALADA, AOS, APOS and many more. Prof Vaid’s current areas of interest are Evidence Based Decision Making, Technology, Aligners, Orthodontic Rx effects and Management Protocols. He is passionate about Bollywood, Modern Indian Art, Cricket, Single Malt Whiskies and of course Orthodontics. His mission is to encourage global collaboration in the profession through leadership, advocacy, and voluntary service towards professional societies.

Lecture: Class IIIs - In a Class of their own! 

Although Class III malocclusions are the least frequent, they are frequently harder to treat and more likely to need orthognathic surgery for the best treatment. The reported incidence of this malocclusion ranges from 1% to 18%, with Asian groups experiencing the greatest prevalence and Caucasian populations experiencing the lowest. Generally speaking, class III malocclusions can be divided into two groups: developing and non-developing. Early intervention utilizing two phases of therapy is frequently recommended for Class III malocclusions that are still developing, with children (ages 7 to 9) showing more orthopedic benefit. Several approaches have been suggested for treating adult Class III patients who are not developing, including multi-brackets with Class III elastics, extraction treatment, full arch distalization, and multi-loop edgewise therapy. These procedures aid in secure occlusions and appropriate interincisal relationships, but often require either intraoral or extraoral anchorage to retract the mandibular incisors. The patient’s compliance is frequently crucial to the effectiveness of the treatment. This lecture will focus on identifying and comprehending the aspects that play a critical part in strategizing non-surgical treatment options for Class III malocclusions, as well as demonstrating the concepts utilizing an eight-point protocol to increase the efficacy, aesthetics, and stability.

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