Setting a PIP for the upper

This involves deciding what would be the ideal position for the upper incisors. Is this achievable? If not, can orthodontic tooth movements be used to reach a position which is less than ideal, but acceptable? Or will maxillary surgery be needed to reach an acceptable upper incisor position? In this way, a PIP (planned incisor position) for the upper incisors can be established (Fig. 8.13).

Fig. 8.13 The first stage in Class III treatment planning concerns upper incisor position. It is necessary to determine an ideal position and then decide whether it can be achieved. If not, a modified position may be appropriate, which is less than ideal, but acceptable. In this way a 'planned incisor position', or PIP, is determined.

Fig. 8.13 The first stage in Class III treatment planning concerns upper incisor position. It is necessary to determine an ideal position and then decide whether it can be achieved. If not, a modified position may be appropriate, which is less than ideal, but acceptable. In this way a 'planned incisor position', or PIP, is determined.

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