Three-dimensional ultrashort echo magnetic resonance imaging of orthodontic appliances in the natural dentition

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional ultrashort echo magnetic resonance imaging of orthodontic appliances in the natural dentition

Introduction The purpose of this study was to determine whether ultrashort echo time magnetic resonance imaging technology could be used to image teeth with orthodontic appliances in place. Methods High-resolution…

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Functional improvements after orthodontic-surgical reconstruction in a patient with multiple maxillofacial fractures

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Functional improvements after orthodontic-surgical reconstruction in a patient with multiple maxillofacial fractures

Patients with multiple craniofacial fractures often suffer from stomatognathic problems after their primary treatment, because administering emergency care is the clinician’s highest priority. Therefore, optimal bone repositioning is sometimes difficult…

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Treatment effects of bonded spurs associated with high-pull chincup therapy in the treatment of patients with anterior open bite

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment effects of bonded spurs associated with high-pull chincup therapy in the treatment of patients with anterior open bite

Introduction The aim of this prospective clinical study was to investigate the cephalometric changes produced by bonded spurs associated with high-pull chincup therapy in children with Angle Class I malocclusion…

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Severe facial asymmetry and unilateral lingual crossbite treated with orthodontics and 2-jaw surgery: 5-year follow-up

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Severe facial asymmetry and unilateral lingual crossbite treated with orthodontics and 2-jaw surgery: 5-year follow-up

A 33-year-old woman with severe facial asymmetry and unilateral lingual crossbite was treated with orthodontics combined with differential maxillary impaction and intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy. After 12 months of preoperative…

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Finite element analysis of the effect of force directions on tooth movement in extraction space closure with miniscrew sliding mechanics

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Finite element analysis of the effect of force directions on tooth movement in extraction space closure with miniscrew sliding mechanics

Introduction Miniscrews placed in bone have been used as orthodontic anchorage in extraction space closure with sliding mechanics. The movement patterns of the teeth depend on the force directions. To…

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Sample calculations for comparing rates

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Sample calculations for comparing rates

In a previous article, we outlined the required steps for sample size calculations when comparing 2 proportions. In this article, we will perform a sample calculation for comparisons of 2…

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Paying the piper

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Paying the piper

One of the more vexing problems for new, younger doctors and the senior doctors who employ them concerns restrictive covenants. Most states allow them unless they are found to be…

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Kinetics of interleukin-6 and chemokine ligands 2 and 3 expression of periodontal tissues during orthodontic tooth movement

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Kinetics of interleukin-6 and chemokine ligands 2 and 3 expression of periodontal tissues during orthodontic tooth movement

Introduction Mechanical loading induces remodeling of the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone and is mediated by cytokines and chemokines. In this study, we investigated the kinetics of interleukin-6 and…

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Molecular detection of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitanson metallic brackets by the checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization technique

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Molecular detection of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitanson metallic brackets by the checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization technique

Introduction The purpose of this randomized clinical study was to evaluate the presence of the periodontal pathogen Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans on metallic brackets and the effectiveness of a 0.12% chlorhexidine digluconate…

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Reporting quality of abstracts of randomized controlled trials published in leading orthodontic journals from 2006 to 2011

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Reporting quality of abstracts of randomized controlled trials published in leading orthodontic journals from 2006 to 2011

Introduction Optimal reporting of randomized trials and abstracts enhances transparency and facilitates assessment and identification of trials. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of reporting of…

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Residents’ journal review

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

Correction of skeletal anterior open bite and vertical stability Solano-Hernandez B, Antonarakis G, Scolozzi P, Kiliaridis S. Combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment for the correction of skeletal anterior open-bite…

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