Dental models, also known as typodonts, are the first method used by dental students during their college preclinical internship to collect theoretical knowledge about anatomy, diseases, and physical form treatments without the use of a real patient.
They are the ideal tool for learning and practicing, adding value beyond memorizing a few notes or an anatomical atlas.
Orthodontists frequently employ orthodontic models when working with patients. The study model may be used to show good brushing and flossing techniques, as well as to talk about treatment choices and procedures.
A dentist can use an orthodontic model to show a patient what he or she will look like after braces, how movement in teeth will occur, how he/or she should maintain dental hygiene, and also illustrate several treatment choices to the patient. With many types of patient education, providing a visual picture may be quite beneficial.