Diode laser debonding of ceramic brackets

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Diode laser debonding of ceramic brackets

Introduction Our objective was to investigate the effectiveness of debonding ceramic brackets with a diode laser. Methods Two types of ceramic brackets (monocrystalline and polycrystalline) were bonded to bovine maxillary…

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Three-dimensional computed tomography comparison of the maxillary palatal vault between patients with rapid palatal expansion and orthodontically treated controls

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional computed tomography comparison of the maxillary palatal vault between patients with rapid palatal expansion and orthodontically treated controls

Introduction The aim of this study was to use cone-beam computed tomography to compare changes of skeletal and dental structures of the maxillary palatal vault in a group of growing…

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Meeting announcements

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Meeting announcements

AAO Annual Sessions May 13-17, 2011 Chicago, Ill May 4-8, 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii May 3-7, 2013 Philadelphia, Pa American Dental Association Annual Session October 9-12, 2010 Orlando, Fla www.ada.org American…

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Influence of cigarette smoke condensate on cariogenic and candidal biofilm formation on orthodontic materials

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Influence of cigarette smoke condensate on cariogenic and candidal biofilm formation on orthodontic materials

Introduction An experimental analysis was made to quantify the adherence rates and the biofilm formation capacity of Streptococcus mutans ATCC25175 and Candida albicans SC5314 on orthodontic material surfaces in the…

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Combined aging effects of strain and thermocycling on unload deflection modes of nickel-titanium closed-coil springs: An in-vitro comparative study

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Combined aging effects of strain and thermocycling on unload deflection modes of nickel-titanium closed-coil springs: An in-vitro comparative study

Material and methods Ninety NiTi-based closed-coil springs were used, 30 of each of the following types: (1) Nitinol (code 146-150, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, Calif), (2) Ni-Ti (code 222-5612, Ormco, Glendora, Calif),…

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