Novel application of the 2-piece orthodontic C-implant for temporary crown restoration after orthodontic treatment

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Novel application of the 2-piece orthodontic C-implant for temporary crown restoration after orthodontic treatment

Introduction This article reports the use of an orthodontic mini-implant for a temporary crown restoration in a small edentulous space after limited orthodontic treatment. Methods Two clinical cases are presented:…

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Registration accuracy in the integration of laser-scanned dental images into maxillofacial cone-beam computed tomography images

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Registration accuracy in the integration of laser-scanned dental images into maxillofacial cone-beam computed tomography images

Introduction A precision 3-dimensional (3D) head model can be fabricated by integrating a digital dental model into a maxillofacial 3D image. The integration requires accurate registration of 2 image modalities….

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Effects of latency on the quality and quantity of bone produced by dentoalveolar distraction osteogenesis

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effects of latency on the quality and quantity of bone produced by dentoalveolar distraction osteogenesis

Introduction Infrabony defects in the alveolus pose a substantial treatment complication for restorative dentists. The properties of regenerate bone produced by dentoalveolar distraction, with and without a latency period, remain…

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Biofilm retention by 3 methods of ligation on orthodontic brackets: A microbiologic and optical coherence tomography analysis

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Biofilm retention by 3 methods of ligation on orthodontic brackets: A microbiologic and optical coherence tomography analysis

Introduction The aim of this study was to evaluate biofilm retention around orthodontic brackets related to the method of ligation by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and microbiologic sampling. Methods…

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Long-term stability of LeFort III distraction osteogenesis with a rigid external distraction device in a patient with Crouzon syndrome

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Long-term stability of LeFort III distraction osteogenesis with a rigid external distraction device in a patient with Crouzon syndrome

A 6-year-old boy, diagnosed with Crouzon syndrome, had moderate exorbitism, a concave profile, an anterior crossbite of −4.0 mm, and a skeletal Class III jaw-base relationship caused by midfacial hypoplasia….

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Evaluation of retention protocols among members of the American Association of Orthodontists in the United States

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Evaluation of retention protocols among members of the American Association of Orthodontists in the United States

Introduction Little research has been conducted to evaluate protocols and trends in orthodontic retention. The purpose of this study was to identify the general retention protocols used by orthodontists in…

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Effect of fluoridated paste on the failure rate of precoated brackets bonded with self-etching primer: A prospective split-mouth study

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of fluoridated paste on the failure rate of precoated brackets bonded with self-etching primer: A prospective split-mouth study

Introduction The aim of this prospective randomized clinical trial was to determine the effect of using fluoridated paste (Dentsply, York, Pa) compared with plain pumice (Ortho Technology, Tampa, Fla) on…

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Sources of bias in clinical trials

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Sources of bias in clinical trials

The aim of a randomized clinical trial is to provide an unbiased assessment of the effects and safety of a medical or dental intervention. Unfortunately, it is not easy to…

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Can you hear me now?

Apr 11, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Can you hear me now?

A colleague asked the following questions: Over the last 2 years, I’ve had a couple of situations in which I have had to hire a sign-language interpreter. One that we…

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