Orthodontics

Skeletal and dentoalveolar changes in the transverse dimension using microimplant-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) appliances

Jan 9, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Skeletal and dentoalveolar changes in the transverse dimension using microimplant-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) appliances

Abstract Conventional rapid palatal expansion (RPE) has been proven to be a reliable treatment for correcting transverse maxillary deficiency in young patients. However, side effects including dental tipping and risk…

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Diagnosis of transverse problems

Jan 9, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Diagnosis of transverse problems

Abstract Traditionally, maxillary and mandibular skeletal widths and buccolingual inclination of posterior teeth are evaluated by using posteroanterior (PA) cephalogram and dental casts. However, it is difficult to identify the…

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Modern orthodontics at the crossroads

Jan 9, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Modern orthodontics at the crossroads

Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice in Wonderland has one of the most enduring heroines in English literature. Alice begins her adventures by falling down the Rabbit hole only to encounter…

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Combining planned 3rd molar extractions with corticotomy and miniplate placement to reduce morbidity and expedite treatment. A case report with 3.5-year follow up

Jan 9, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Combining planned 3rd molar extractions with corticotomy and miniplate placement to reduce morbidity and expedite treatment. A case report with 3.5-year follow up

Abstract Alveolar corticotomy (ACO) is increasingly popular to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement. However, because it is an invasive surgical procedure, there is still some resistance to its use. Combining ACO…

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Do fixed orthodontic appliances adversely affect the periodontium? A systematic review of systematic reviews

Jan 9, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Do fixed orthodontic appliances adversely affect the periodontium? A systematic review of systematic reviews

Abstract This overview aimed to summarize the available systematic reviews that assess the effects of treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances (FOAs) on the periodontium. Unrestricted electronic search of nine databases…

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