Lateral open bite: Treatment and stability

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Lateral open bite: Treatment and stability

Because of their multifactorial etiologies, dental and skeletal open bites are among the most difficult malocclusions to treat to a successful and stable result. Etiologic factors include vertical maxillary excess,…

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Jack M. Magill, 1917-2010

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Jack M. Magill, 1917-2010

Jack M. Magill Dr Jack M. Magill, orthodontist, innovative educator, and clinician, died on February 10, 2010, at age 92. He was the cofounder, with his friend and colleague Dr…

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Relapse of anterior open bites treated with orthodontic appliances with and without orofacial myofunctional therapy

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Relapse of anterior open bites treated with orthodontic appliances with and without orofacial myofunctional therapy

Introduction Closure and long-term retention of anterior open bites are significant concerns for orthodontists and their patients. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) for…

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Effective communication in the cyberage

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effective communication in the cyberage

Gone are the days of physical data transmission with paper “hard” copies, floppy disks, compact disks, or any other storage media. Data transmission via the Internet, ranging from plain text…

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Biomechanics in orthodontics

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Biomechanics in orthodontics

Reviewed by Larry White Fourteen years ago, Birte Melsen and Giorgio Fiorelli excited the profession with their CD-ROM regarding biomechanics. They have now issued their third iteration, and it incorporates…

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Mechanical behavior and clinical application of nickel-titanium closed-coil springs under different stress levels and mechanical loading cycles

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Mechanical behavior and clinical application of nickel-titanium closed-coil springs under different stress levels and mechanical loading cycles

Introduction The main advantage of superelastic nickel-titanium (NiTi) products is their unique characteristic of force plateaus, which allow for clinically precise control of the force. The aims of this study…

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Optimum conditions for parallel translation of maxillary anterior teeth under retraction force determined with the finite element method

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Optimum conditions for parallel translation of maxillary anterior teeth under retraction force determined with the finite element method

Introduction In this study, we used the finite element method to examine the optimum conditions for parallel translation of the anterior teeth under a retraction force. Methods Finite element models…

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In-vitro study of cellular viability and nitric oxide production by J774 macrophages stimulated by interferon gamma with ceramic, polycarbonate, and polyoxymethylene brackets

Apr 14, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on In-vitro study of cellular viability and nitric oxide production by J774 macrophages stimulated by interferon gamma with ceramic, polycarbonate, and polyoxymethylene brackets

Introduction Ceramic brackets are chemically inert in the oral cavity, whereas polycarbonate and polyoxymethylene brackets can degrade and release bisphenol-A and formaldehyde, respectively. More reliable tests are needed to assess…

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