Three-dimensional analysis of pharyngeal airway in preadolescent children with different anteroposterior skeletal patterns

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional analysis of pharyngeal airway in preadolescent children with different anteroposterior skeletal patterns

Introduction In growing patients with skeletal discrepancies, early diagnosis, evidence-based explanations of etiology, and assessment of functional factors can be vital for the restoration of normal craniofacial growth and the…

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Dental effects of interceptive orthodontic treatment in a Medicaid population: Interim results from a randomized clinical trial

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Dental effects of interceptive orthodontic treatment in a Medicaid population: Interim results from a randomized clinical trial

Introduction There are disparities in access to orthodontic treatment for children from low-income families. Systematic programs of limited-care interceptive and preventive orthodontics have been proposed as a solution. The purpose…

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Treatment of pain after initial archwire placement: A noninferiority randomized clinical trial comparing over-the-counter analgesics and bite-wafer use

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment of pain after initial archwire placement: A noninferiority randomized clinical trial comparing over-the-counter analgesics and bite-wafer use

Introduction Pain is a major concern of patients before orthodontic treatment. Currently, the most frequently recommended treatments for pain after archwire placement or appliance adjustment are over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics. Although…

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Transverse, vertical, and anteroposterior changes from bone-anchored maxillary expansion vs traditional rapid maxillary expansion: A randomized clinical trial

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Transverse, vertical, and anteroposterior changes from bone-anchored maxillary expansion vs traditional rapid maxillary expansion: A randomized clinical trial

Introduction The purpose of this study was to compare the transverse, vertical, and anteroposterior skeletal and dental changes in adolescents receiving expansion treatment with tooth-borne and bone-anchored expanders. Immediate and…

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Editor’s Summary and Q&A

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Introduction In growing patients with skeletal discrepancies, early diagnosis, evidence-based explanations of etiology, and assessment of functional factors can be vital for the restoration of normal craniofacial growth and the…

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Transverse, vertical, and anteroposterior changes from bone-anchored maxillary expansion vs traditional rapid maxillary expansion: A randomized clinical trial

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Transverse, vertical, and anteroposterior changes from bone-anchored maxillary expansion vs traditional rapid maxillary expansion: A randomized clinical trial

Introduction The purpose of this study was to compare the transverse, vertical, and anteroposterior skeletal and dental changes in adolescents receiving expansion treatment with tooth-borne and bone-anchored expanders. Immediate and…

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Editor’s Summary and Q&A

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Introduction The postretention stability of open-bite treatment is a controversial topic in orthodontics. Methods In this study, the lateral cephalometric radiographs of 64 patients treated with orthodontics alone were evaluated…

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“Anything goes” letter

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After reading the letter “Anything goes” by Dennis Ward in the December 2009 issue (Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2009;136:760), I thought that I needed to respond to his dire…

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Editor’s response

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First, I want to thank Hisham Badawi and Paul Major for taking time to respond to my editorial (Turpin DL. In-vivo studies offer best measure of self-ligation. Am J Orthod…

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Author’s response

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I want to thank Dr Mew for his interest in one of my favorite clinical and research topics—assessment of the swallowing pattern. His comments are welcome, and I am happy…

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Infantile swallowing

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Infantile swallowing

I was interested in the article by Maja Ovsenik in the September issue (Incorrect orofacial functions until 5 years of age and their association with posterior crossbite. Am J Orthod…

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