Ömür Polat Özsoy
Prof. Omur Polat Ozsoy received her Dental Degree from Hacettepe University and her PhD degree in Orthodontics from Selcuk University. She worked as a full-time faculty member at Baskent University between 2004-2017 where she got her professorship. Currently, Dr Ozsoy is working in her private practice. She is an active member of American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontics and European Society of Lingual Orthodontics. Prof. Ozsoy is in the Editorial Board of The Angle Orthodontist and Journal of World Federation of Orthodontics and serves as a reviewer to many national and international journals. Dr. Ozsoy is one of the Editors of the Turkish Version of Clear Aligner Technique book by Sandra Tai. She has several book chapters, published in some international boks and she’s published more than 40 academic publications in various SCI journals. She is a member of Align Technology EMEA region Scientific Advisory Board. Her academic interests include skeletal anchorage, lingual orthodontics, clear aligners, digital technologies and indirect bonding.
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Clinical Use of the Forsus Appliance From A to Z
Indications, Application, Effects and Possible Complications
Non-compliance devices that do not require patient cooperation in the correction of Class II malocclusions during fixed orthodontic treatment have gained a lot of interest from the clinicians in the past decade. Alternative aids that depend on patient cooperation, such as elastics, headgear or Carrere Motion, cannot guarantee treatment success in the clinic as much as fixed functional devices. In 2020, it has been shown that at least ¼ of orthodontists in the USA prefer the use of fixed functional appliances. Among the various fixed functional appliances, the Forsus appliance is used most frequently. In this presentation, the use of the Forsus appliance will be explained, its comparative effects with other devices and possible complications that may occur during use will be discussed.