Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing in the orthodontic population: Prevalence of positive risk and associations

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing in the orthodontic population: Prevalence of positive risk and associations

Introduction Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) describes a spectrum of disease ranging from snoring to upper airway resistance syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Anatomical features assessed during orthodontic exams are…

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Mouthguards during orthodontic treatment: Perspectives of orthodontists and a survey of orthodontic patients playing school-sponsored basketball and football

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Mouthguards during orthodontic treatment: Perspectives of orthodontists and a survey of orthodontic patients playing school-sponsored basketball and football

Introduction The objectives of this research were to identify the beliefs and practices of orthodontists about mouthguard use in orthodontic patients and to survey orthodontic patients currently playing school-sponsored basketball…

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Comparison of 2 treatment protocols using fixed functional appliances in Class II malocclusion: Treatment results and stability

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of 2 treatment protocols using fixed functional appliances in Class II malocclusion: Treatment results and stability

Introduction The objective of this research was to compare the 2 treatment protocols including a functional mandibular advancer (FMA; Forestadent, Pforzheim, Germany) followed by multibracket appliances (MBAs) vs a Forsus…

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The effects of a clinically feasible application of low-level laser therapy on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement: A triple-blind, split-mouth, randomized controlled trial

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The effects of a clinically feasible application of low-level laser therapy on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement: A triple-blind, split-mouth, randomized controlled trial

Introduction This split-mouth trial aimed to investigate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the amount of maxillary canine distalization when applied every 4 weeks over 12 weeks. Methods Twenty-two adolescents…

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Extracting one mandibular incisor

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Extracting one mandibular incisor

We read with keen interest an article in the October 2019 issue reporting orthodontic treatment with an incisor extraction (Vilhjálmsson G, Zermeno JP, Proffit WR. Orthodontic treatment with removal of…

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Mandibular micrognathia and vertical maxillary excess correction with combination LeFort I and inverted L osteotomies

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Mandibular micrognathia and vertical maxillary excess correction with combination LeFort I and inverted L osteotomies

A 34-year-old woman with mandibular micrognathia, vertical maxillary excess, and an open bite characterized by a “bird-face” deformity was treated with orthodontics combined with LeFort I and bilateral inverted L…

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Orthodontic-surgical treatment for a patient with Class II malocclusion and inadequate maxillary incisor inclination

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Orthodontic-surgical treatment for a patient with Class II malocclusion and inadequate maxillary incisor inclination

Dental health and patient satisfaction at the end of orthodontic treatment are needed if the treatment is to be considered successful. This case report highlights the importance of proper diagnosis…

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Sword or shield?

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Sword or shield?

The plaintiff sought treatment for a kidney stone that was lodged in his left ureter. The defendant attempted removal using a ureteroscope. During the surgery, the ureter was damaged beyond…

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Comparative analysis of panoramic radiography and cone-beam computed tomography in treatment planning of palatally displaced canines

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparative analysis of panoramic radiography and cone-beam computed tomography in treatment planning of palatally displaced canines

Introduction The objective of this research was to compare the predictive value of panoramic radiographs (PRs) and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans for the estimation of root resorption, spontaneous eruption of…

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Skeletal effects of monocortical and bicortical mini-implant anchorage on maxillary expansion using cone-beam computed tomography in young adults

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Skeletal effects of monocortical and bicortical mini-implant anchorage on maxillary expansion using cone-beam computed tomography in young adults

Introduction This study aimed to evaluate and compare the skeletal effects of monocortical and bicortical mini-implant anchorage on maxillary skeletal expansion (MSE) using cone-beam computed tomography in young adults. Methods The…

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Dentofacial biometry as a discriminant factor in the identification of remote Amazon indigenous populations

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Dentofacial biometry as a discriminant factor in the identification of remote Amazon indigenous populations

Introduction This study aimed to examine the role of dentofacial morphology in discriminating semi-isolated indigenous groups. These populations present a similar pattern of dietary habits. Studies in human genetics have…

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Comparison of dental outcomes in patients with nonsyndromic complete unilateral cleft lip and palate who receive secondary alveolar bone grafting before or after emergence of the permanent maxillary canine

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of dental outcomes in patients with nonsyndromic complete unilateral cleft lip and palate who receive secondary alveolar bone grafting before or after emergence of the permanent maxillary canine

Introduction For patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP), secondary alveolar bone grafting (SABG) can be performed before or after the emergence of the cleft side permanent canine (pre-CE…

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