Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of mini-implants after placement: Is root proximity a major risk factor for failure?

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of mini-implants after placement: Is root proximity a major risk factor for failure?

Introduction The purposes of this study were to determine factors favoring successful mini-implant placement and to evaluate root proximity as a possible risk factor for failure of osseointegration-based mini-implants during…

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Three-dimensional surgical simulation

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional surgical simulation

In this article, we discuss the development of methods for computer-aided jaw surgery, which allows us to incorporate the high level of precision necessary for transferring virtual plans into the…

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Treatment and posttreatment effects of a facial mask combined with a bite-block appliance in Class III malocclusion

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment and posttreatment effects of a facial mask combined with a bite-block appliance in Class III malocclusion

Introduction In this cephalometric investigation, we analyzed the treatment and posttreatment effects of an orthopedic protocol for Class III malocclusion consisting of a facial mask combined with a removable bite-block…

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Volumetric, planar, and linear analyses of pharyngeal airway change on computed tomography and cephalometry after mandibular setback surgery

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Volumetric, planar, and linear analyses of pharyngeal airway change on computed tomography and cephalometry after mandibular setback surgery

Introduction The purpose of this study was to use lateral cephalometry and computed tomography (CT) to examine the volumetric, planar, and linear changes in the pharyngeal airway after mandibular setback…

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Measurement of friction forces between stainless steel wires and “reduced-friction” self-ligating brackets

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Measurement of friction forces between stainless steel wires and “reduced-friction” self-ligating brackets

Introduction In this study, we assessed the friction forces between various self-ligating brackets and stainless steel orthodontic wires, subjected to different shear and bending forces in the buccolingual plane. Methods…

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Treatment and posttreatment skeletal effects of rapid maxillary expansion investigated with low-dose computed tomography in growing subjects

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment and posttreatment skeletal effects of rapid maxillary expansion investigated with low-dose computed tomography in growing subjects

Introduction The aim of this study was to use low-dose coronal computed tomography (CT) scans to evaluate the treatment and postretention effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on the maxillary…

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Calling it quits

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Calling it quits

I received this e-mail the other day, and it forms the basis for this month’s column. Larry: What is our actual responsibility to follow patients in retention? I follow up…

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News, comments, and service announcements

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on News, comments, and service announcements

Submission of referenced questions for the American Board of Orthodontics written examination The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) continually strives to improve its written examination by incorporating new questions related…

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Preliminary cone-beam computed tomography study evaluating dental and skeletal changes after treatment with a mandibular Schwarz appliance

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Preliminary cone-beam computed tomography study evaluating dental and skeletal changes after treatment with a mandibular Schwarz appliance

Introduction The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Schwarz appliance with a new method of superimposing detailed cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. Methods The subjects…

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Applicability of the Moyers mixed dentition probability tables and new prediction aids for a contemporary population in India

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Applicability of the Moyers mixed dentition probability tables and new prediction aids for a contemporary population in India

Introduction The Moyers mixed dentition space analysis method is among the most commonly used in clinical practice for detecting tooth size-arch length discrepancies. In view of reported secular trends, racial,…

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Modified fluoride toothpaste technique reduces caries in orthodontic patients: A longitudinal, randomized clinical trial

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Modified fluoride toothpaste technique reduces caries in orthodontic patients: A longitudinal, randomized clinical trial

Introduction The hypothesis of this study was that toothpaste slurry rinsing, combined with other simple postbrushing steps (the modified fluoride toothpaste technique [MFTT]), would reduce the number of decayed and…

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Editor’s Comment and Q&A

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Editor’s Comment and Q&A

Introduction The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Schwarz appliance with a new method of superimposing detailed cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. Methods The subjects…

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Editor’s Comment and Q&A

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Editor’s Comment and Q&A

Introduction Previous studies have shown that most practitioners plan to maintain intercanine and intermolar widths during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. The aim of this study was to determine whether…

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