Biased look at self-ligation

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Biased look at self-ligation

The August 2010 “Ask Us” article was not an impartial look at self-ligation (Marshall SD, Currier GF, Hatch NE, Huang GJ, Nah HD, Owens SE, et al. Self-ligating bracket claims. Am…

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Working for another

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Working for another

A reader wrote the following. I graduated from my orthodontic residency this past May and have been working part time in practice A for 6 months on the east coast….

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Physical properties of root cementum: Part 18. The extent of root resorption after the application of light and heavy controlled rotational orthodontic forces for 4 weeks: A microcomputed tomography study

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Physical properties of root cementum: Part 18. The extent of root resorption after the application of light and heavy controlled rotational orthodontic forces for 4 weeks: A microcomputed tomography study

Introduction The aim of this prospective randomized clinical trial was to quantitatively measure and compare the locations, dimensions, and volume of root resorption craters in human premolars after the application…

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Influence of bending mode on the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium archwires and correlation to differential scanning calorimetry measurements

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Influence of bending mode on the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium archwires and correlation to differential scanning calorimetry measurements

Introduction Nickel-titanium orthodontic archwires are used with bonded appliances for initial leveling. However, precise bending of these archwires is difficult and can lead to changes within the crystal structure of…

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Relative contributions of occlusion, maximum bite force, and chewing cycle kinematics to masticatory performance

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Relative contributions of occlusion, maximum bite force, and chewing cycle kinematics to masticatory performance

Introduction The purpose of this study was to explore the contributions of occlusion, maximum bite force, and chewing cycle kinematics to masticatory performance. Methods A prospective cross-sectional study was performed…

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Controlled, prospective trial of psychosocial function before and after mandibular advancement splint therapy

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Controlled, prospective trial of psychosocial function before and after mandibular advancement splint therapy

Introduction The aim of the study was to investigate psychosocial function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), before and after mandibular advancement splint (MAS) therapy. Methods In a…

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Residents’ journal review

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Dental development in patients with hemifacial microsomia Ongkosuwito EM, de Gijt P, Wattel E, Carels CE, Kuijpers-Jagtman AM. Dental development in hemifacial microsomia. J Dent Res 2010;89:1368-72 Few data are…

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And justice for all

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Your new patient is a young executive who started comprehensive orthodontic therapy in a large city 500 miles from your office before being transferred by his firm. Your receptionist tells…

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Authors’ response

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We appreciate Drs Xu and Li’s interest in our article and are happy to have an opportunity to discuss issues related to 3D technology in orthodontics. In terms of the…

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It’s our duty!

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on It’s our duty!

How would you react to this situation? Your 12-year-old daughter is playing on a select soccer team. Her teammates come from various schools in your city and also from the…

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Author’s response

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Claims of treatment (appliance) superiority must be analyzed rationally and dispassionately. Otherwise, scientific truth might be lost in the smoke of heated argument without resolution. To assess the evidence for…

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Online only abstracts

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Online only abstracts

Tongue movements in patients with skeletal Class III malocclusions evaluated with real-time balanced turbo field echo cine magnetic resonance imaging Serkan Görgülü, Deniz Sağdç, Erol Akin, Şeniz Karaçay, and Nail…

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