Treatment Philosophy

Whole system minimally invasive orthodontics is a modern concept of orthodontic care developed by Dr. Daniel Meyers. The practice of whole system minimally invasive orthodontics integrates several major paradigm shifts in contemporary medical-dental philosophy and quality of care: evidenced based dentistry, whole systems research, minimally invasive care, three-dimensional digital technologies, decision analysis, oral health related quality of life, and a whole health or wellness approach to care.

The philosophy and principles of whole system minimally invasive orthodontic care have been published:

  • As a chapter in a 3-D orthodontics reference text, 3D Diagnosis in Orthodontics: Applied Cone Beam Tomography (2011)

  • Chapter 13: Whole System Minimally Invasive Orthodontics written by Dr. Meyers

  • In an article in a special issue of Orthodontic Science and Practice (October 2011, pages 888 - 898)

  • The concepts and practice of whole system minimally invasive orthodontic care have been presented::

  • At the 2011 Dolphin Imaging and Management Systems annual meeting

  • At the 2008 World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry annual meeting
  • At other national orthodontic meetings