Combined maxillary and mandibular midline and mandibular ramus distraction osteogenesis for treatment of a Class II patient with implants as orthodontic anchorage

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Combined maxillary and mandibular midline and mandibular ramus distraction osteogenesis for treatment of a Class II patient with implants as orthodontic anchorage

This case report describes the treatment of a woman with severe mandibular retrusion and maxillomandibular transverse deficiency. Her malocclusion was characterized by a large overjet, a deep overbite, and a…

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Three-dimensional comparison of facial morphology in white populations in Budapest, Hungary, and Houston, Texas

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional comparison of facial morphology in white populations in Budapest, Hungary, and Houston, Texas

Introduction The aim of this study was to assess the use of 3-dimensional facial averages in determining facial morphologic differences in 2 white population groups. Methods Three-dimensional images were obtained…

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Anders Lundström, 1916-2009

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Anders Lundström, 1916-2009

Anders Lundström The world of orthodontics lost a renowned leader, researcher, educator, author, and mentor on September 28, 2009, the day Anders Lundström died in Stockholm, Sweden. He was at…

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Conservative treatment of unicystic ameloblastoma

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Conservative treatment of unicystic ameloblastoma

Introduction Ameloblastomas are benign asymptomatic intraosseous lesions that affect the bones of the maxillomandibular complex, interfering both in function and facial esthetic appearance. A 14-year-4-month-old girl was referred by her…

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Book review

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Book review

Reviewed by Alex Jacobson This second edition soft-cover handbook contains evidence-based information designed to provide diagnostic and practical clinical treatment procedures for the many dental and medical conditions that affect…

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Severe root resorption in orthodontic patients treated with the edgewise method: Prevalence and predictive factors

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Severe root resorption in orthodontic patients treated with the edgewise method: Prevalence and predictive factors

Introduction Our aims in this study were to assess the prevalence of severe root resorption and identify possible associations in orthodontic patients treated with the edgewise method. Methods The sample…

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Relationship between orthodontic expertise and perception of treatment needs for maxillary protrusion: Comparison of dental students, residents, and orthodontists

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Relationship between orthodontic expertise and perception of treatment needs for maxillary protrusion: Comparison of dental students, residents, and orthodontists

Introduction The aims of this study were to assess the peer assessment rating (PAR) index in relation to perceived treatment needs for maxillary protrusion in Japanese subjects and to investigate…

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Evaluation of alternative polymer bracket materials

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Evaluation of alternative polymer bracket materials

Introduction Polymer brackets still have some disadvantages because of decreased wear resistance and hardness. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanical properties of alternative bracket polymers; urethane-dimethacrylate,…

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Editor’s Summary and Q&A

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Editor’s Summary and Q&A

Introduction The aims of this study were to evaluate the distances between the mandibular permanent teeth and the alveolar process in Brazilians with normal occlusion and to compare them with…

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Break-even analysis of Medicaid vs fee for service in orthodontic practice: North Carolina as a case study

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Break-even analysis of Medicaid vs fee for service in orthodontic practice: North Carolina as a case study

Introduction Access to orthodontic services for children enrolled in Medicaid is limited nationwide. Orthodontists cite low fee reimbursement as a significant barrier to Medicaid participation. The purpose of this study…

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