Quantification of external root resorption by low- vs high-resolution cone-beam computed tomography and periapical radiography: A volumetric and linear analysis

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Quantification of external root resorption by low- vs high-resolution cone-beam computed tomography and periapical radiography: A volumetric and linear analysis

Introduction The goal of this study was to determine whether cone beam-computed tomography (CBCT) images with resolutions similar to those produced in orthodontic offices have sufficient resolution to accurately quantify…

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Unilateral delayed eruption of a mandibular permanent canine and the maxillary first and second molars, and agenesis of the maxillary third molar

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Unilateral delayed eruption of a mandibular permanent canine and the maxillary first and second molars, and agenesis of the maxillary third molar

Delayed tooth eruption can affect the accuracy of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning and could delay overall treatment. A girl, aged 7 years 4 months, who had unilateral delayed eruption…

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Substitution of impacted canines by maxillary first premolars: A valid alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Substitution of impacted canines by maxillary first premolars: A valid alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment

A 13-year-old girl came with the chief complaint of an unesthetic dental appearance. Her maxillary canines were bilaterally impacted. Treatment included extraction of the maxillary canines and the mandibular second…

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Validity, reliability, and reproducibility of linear measurements on digital models obtained from intraoral and cone-beam computed tomography scans of alginate impressions

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Validity, reliability, and reproducibility of linear measurements on digital models obtained from intraoral and cone-beam computed tomography scans of alginate impressions

Introduction Digital 3-dimensional models are widely used for orthodontic diagnosis. The aim of this study was to assess the validity, reliability, and reproducibility of digital models obtained from the Lava…

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Combined degenerative and regenerative remodeling responses of the mandibular condyle to experimentally induced disordered occlusion

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Combined degenerative and regenerative remodeling responses of the mandibular condyle to experimentally induced disordered occlusion

Introduction The purposes of this research were to investigate the long-term responses of mandibular condylar cartilage to experimentally induced disordered occlusion and to evaluate changes in the expression of the…

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Time-related changes in salivary levels of the osteotropic factors sRANKL and OPG through orthodontic tooth movement

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Time-related changes in salivary levels of the osteotropic factors sRANKL and OPG through orthodontic tooth movement

Introduction In this study, we aimed to determine whether the variations in salivary concentrations of soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (sRANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG), and their…

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The Pvalue problem

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The Pvalue problem

When statistical comparisons of clinical orthodontic trials evaluate 2 or more therapies, tests are reported with corresponding P values, which indicate significance or nonsignificance. But what is a P value…

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Evaluating who knows what

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Evaluating who knows what

The decision in Jamison v Kilgore (Miss. Sup. Ct. Docket No. 2003-CT-00599-SCT, 1/27/2005) reveals that, before having a bunion removed, the plaintiff was told by the defendant that within 4…

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Longitudinal comparison of skeletal age determined by the Greulich and Pyle method and chronologic age in normally growing children, and clinical interpretations for orthodontics

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Longitudinal comparison of skeletal age determined by the Greulich and Pyle method and chronologic age in normally growing children, and clinical interpretations for orthodontics

Introduction Coinciding treatment with periods of accelerated skeletal growth and maturation might be advantageous in clinical practice. Better understanding of the concordance between skeletal and chronologic ages during the period…

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Effectiveness of MI Paste Plus and PreviDent fluoride varnish for treatment of white spot lesions: A randomized controlled trial

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effectiveness of MI Paste Plus and PreviDent fluoride varnish for treatment of white spot lesions: A randomized controlled trial

Introduction White spot lesions are a common sequela of orthodontic therapy. In this parallel-group randomized trial, we assessed the effectiveness of 2 agents commonly used to ameliorate white spot lesions…

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Diagnostic performance of 3-dimensional evaluation of palatal vault changes in assessing successful treatment of constricted maxilla in growing subjects

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Diagnostic performance of 3-dimensional evaluation of palatal vault changes in assessing successful treatment of constricted maxilla in growing subjects

Introduction The success of maxillary expansion should not be assessed solely by the elimination of the teeth in crossbite; it should also be defined as the reestablishment of normal maxillary…

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Craniofacial and upper airway morphology in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Craniofacial and upper airway morphology in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing is a continuum, with primary snoring at one end, and complete upper airway obstruction, hypoxemia, and obstructive hypoventilation at the other. The latter gives rise to…

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Residents’ journal review

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

An alternative method to bonding to porcelain restorations Ahrari F, Heravi F, Hosseini M. CO 2 laser conditioning of porcelain surfaces for bonding metal orthodontic brackets. Lasers Med Sci 2012…

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Do the right thing…

Apr 8, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Do the right thing…

Your abbreviated orthodontic therapy for Ms Bell is about to conclude. The referring dentist requested that you upright the mandibular left second molar a few more degrees before implant replacement…

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