Ayşe Tuba Altuğ

Ayşe Tuba Altuğ

Ayşe Tuba Altuğ completed her dentistry education at Ankara University School of Dentistry in 1995 and completed her doctorate in orthodontics at the same university. She still works as a faculty member and head of the department in the Orthodontics Department of the same university. Dr. Altuğ also continued the Surgical Orthodontic Research Assistant program at the Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the New York University Faculty of Medicine (2000-2001). In order to reinforce her interest in cleft lip and palate and genetics, Dr. Altuğ continues his doctorate program at Ankara University, Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Basic Biotechnology. She was the President of the Turkish Orthodontic Society between 2018-April 2021. Her clinical practice and scientific research interests are; cleft lip and palate, genetics, craniofacial anomalies, head and neck syndromes and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Altuğ has been invited as a speraker in many national and international congresses on these subjects. She has been elected as the President of the Balkan Orthodontic Specialists Association for 2023 and our country will host the 2023 congress to be jointly organized by the Turkish Orthodontic Society and Balkan Association of Orthodontic Specialists. Dr. Altuğ is married, mother of two children and a tabby cat.

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Early Treatment Approaches of Laterooclussion And Laterognathie

Diagnosis of dental and skeletal components of occlusal asymmetry is very important for treatment planning. Asymmetrical occlusal relationship can be caused by asymmetric closure in the maxillary, mandibular or both dental arches, functional midline shift (lateroocclusion).

Alternatively, one or both of the two jaws may appear as asymmetrical relative to the overall craniofacial structure (laterognathie). In both cases, we have the opportunity to start laterocclusion-laterognathie treatments at an early age, since the awareness of the asymmetrical image reflected on the patient’s face is very high for the family and the patient. In this presentation, etiological factors and treatment approaches in growing individuals with asymmetric occlusion and/or skeletal relationship will be discussed on clinical cases.