Influence of optical properties of esthetic brackets (color, translucence, and fluorescence) on visual perception

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Influence of optical properties of esthetic brackets (color, translucence, and fluorescence) on visual perception

Introduction The aims of this study were to evaluate the optical properties of esthetic brackets and determine their influence on visual perception. Methods Eighty esthetic brackets of 16 commercial brands…

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En-masse retraction dependent on a temporary skeletal anchorage device without posterior bonding or banding in an adult with severe bidentoalveolar protrusion: Seven years posttreatment

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on En-masse retraction dependent on a temporary skeletal anchorage device without posterior bonding or banding in an adult with severe bidentoalveolar protrusion: Seven years posttreatment

This report describes a novel concept of en-masse retraction with temporary skeletal anchorage devices in place of posterior bonding or banding. The patient was a Korean woman, aged 24 years…

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Apical root resorption of incisors after orthodontic treatment of impacted maxillary canines: A radiographic study

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Apical root resorption of incisors after orthodontic treatment of impacted maxillary canines: A radiographic study

Introduction The purpose of the study was to evaluate impacted maxillary canines as risk factor for orthodontic apical root resorption. Methods The sample comprised 66 patients treated with fixed appliances….

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Eight-year stability of a severe skeletal anterior open bite with a hyperdivergent growth pattern treated with an edgewise appliance and chin cup therapy

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Eight-year stability of a severe skeletal anterior open bite with a hyperdivergent growth pattern treated with an edgewise appliance and chin cup therapy

An adolescent boy with an Angle Class II Division 1 malocclusion had a hyperdivergent growth pattern with an excessive lower facial height and an anterior open bite. Combined orthodontic and…

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Efficacy of identifying maxillofacial lesions in cone-beam computed tomographs by orthodontists and orthodontic residents with third-party software

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Efficacy of identifying maxillofacial lesions in cone-beam computed tomographs by orthodontists and orthodontic residents with third-party software

Introduction The purpose of this study was to determine the ability of orthodontists and orthodontic residents to identify nonorthodontic incidental findings and false positives in cone-beam computed tomography scans. Methods…

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Materiality and materials

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Materiality and materials

A group of readers posted the following comments and questions: As clinicians, we have always been aware of the cytotoxic potential of the intraoral appliances that we place during treatment….

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Social media basics for orthodontists

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Social media basics for orthodontists

One of the most common buzz words in today’s online world is “social media.” This article defines social media, explains why it is important to practicing orthodontists, and provides information…

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Dosimetry of a cone-beam computed tomography machine compared with a digital x-ray machine in orthodontic imaging

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Dosimetry of a cone-beam computed tomography machine compared with a digital x-ray machine in orthodontic imaging

Introduction Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has become a routine imaging modality for many orthodontic clinics. However, questions remain about the amount of radiation patients are exposed to during the scans….

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Real-time cell analysis of the cytotoxicity of orthodontic mini-implants on human gingival fibroblasts and mouse osteoblasts

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Real-time cell analysis of the cytotoxicity of orthodontic mini-implants on human gingival fibroblasts and mouse osteoblasts

Introduction The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of orthodontic mini-implants on gingival fibroblasts and osteoblasts. Methods The orthodontic mini-implants used in this study were Orthodontic…

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Residents’ journal review

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Residents’ journal review

The relationship between posterior crossbites and temporomandibular disorders Thilander B, Bjerklin K. Posterior crossbite and temporomandibular disorders (TMDs): need for orthodontic treatment? Eur J Orthod 2011 Sep 6 [Epub ahead…

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