Orthodontic mini-implant diameter does not affect in-situ linear microcrack generation in the mandible or the maxilla

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Orthodontic mini-implant diameter does not affect in-situ linear microcrack generation in the mandible or the maxilla

Introduction Microdamage reduces bone mechanical properties and thus could contribute to implant failure. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the diameter of mini-implants affects linear microcrack generation…

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Three-dimensional assessment of transverse skeletal changes after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion and orthodontic treatment: A prospective computerized tomography study

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional assessment of transverse skeletal changes after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion and orthodontic treatment: A prospective computerized tomography study

Introduction The aim of this prospective longitudinal study was to evaluate transverse skeletal changes after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. The changes were registered by using a 3-dimensional computerized tomography…

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Dynamic simulation of the self-tapping insertion process of orthodontic microimplants into cortical bone with a 3-dimensional finite element method

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Dynamic simulation of the self-tapping insertion process of orthodontic microimplants into cortical bone with a 3-dimensional finite element method

Introduction The aim of this study was to evaluate the stress state in the cortical bone around an orthodontic microimplant during and after the insertion surgery. Methods The self-tapping insertion…

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Risk ratio vs odds ratio

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Risk ratio vs odds ratio

In the previous article, we explained that the risk ratio (RR) and the odds ratio (OR) are measures of effect. In this article, we will discuss in more detail the…

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Is seeing believing?

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Is seeing believing?

One of our readers wrote the following. I routinely use a “light” version of Photoshop to print and digitally store photos of my patients. I also use it to reduce…

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Changes of myelinated nerve and myelin basic protein expression in rats’ periodontal ligaments after experimental tooth movement

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Changes of myelinated nerve and myelin basic protein expression in rats’ periodontal ligaments after experimental tooth movement

Introduction Information about the effect of tooth movement on the myelinated nerve in the periodontal ligament is limited. In this study, we aimed to investigate what responses of the periodontal…

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Skeletal maturation in obese patients

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Skeletal maturation in obese patients

Introduction The objective of this study was to compare skeletal maturation in obese patients and in subjects of normal weight to evaluate the best timing for orthopedic and orthodontic treatment….

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Maxillary canine impaction increases root resorption risk of adjacent teeth: A problem of physical proximity

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Maxillary canine impaction increases root resorption risk of adjacent teeth: A problem of physical proximity

Introduction Our objectives were to investigate the prevalence, resorption location and extent, and potential risk factors for impacted canine-associated root resorption (ICARR) in Chinese patients, who, unlike white patients, have…

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The Society of Orthodontic Educators

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The Society of Orthodontic Educators

How many of you reading this editorial have participated in teaching orthodontic residents at an accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada? Many of you participate as part-time…

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Residents’ journal review

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

Removable thermoplastic retainers—a study of wear regimens Jaderberg S, Feldmann I, Engstrom C. Removable thermoplastic appliances as orthodontic retainers—a prospective study of different wear regimens. Eur J Orthod 2012;34:475-9 Achieving…

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