Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of alveolar ridge width and height changes after orthodontic space opening in patients with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of alveolar ridge width and height changes after orthodontic space opening in patients with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors

Introduction The purpose of this study was to evaluate the alveolar bone dimensional changes with cone-beam computed tomography after space-opening procedures for an endosseous implant in patients with unilateral or…

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Craniofacial and upper airway morphology in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing and changes in quality of life with rapid maxillary expansion

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Craniofacial and upper airway morphology in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing and changes in quality of life with rapid maxillary expansion

Introduction The association between pediatric sleep-disordered breathing caused by upper airway obstruction and craniofacial morphology is poorly understood and contradictory. The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence…

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Diagnostic accuracy of impression-free digital models

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Diagnostic accuracy of impression-free digital models

Introduction Impression-free techniques might eliminate the potential shortcomings of digital dental models. Chairside scanners offer the advantage of obtaining digital dental models directly from the patient without the need for…

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Orthodontic treatment of a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and macroglossia: How informed consent was critical to success

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Orthodontic treatment of a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and macroglossia: How informed consent was critical to success

This article describes the complex orthodontic treatment of a 22-year-old patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and macroglossia. His orthodontic treatment hinged on providing proper informed consent and management of the…

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Bullying among Jordanian schoolchildren, its effects on school performance, and the contribution of general physical and dentofacial features

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Bullying among Jordanian schoolchildren, its effects on school performance, and the contribution of general physical and dentofacial features

Introduction The aims of this study were to investigate the experience of bullying in a representative sample of Jordanian schoolchildren in Amman, to look at its effect on school attendance…

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Photographic and videographic assessment of the smile: Objective and subjective evaluations of posed and spontaneous smiles

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Photographic and videographic assessment of the smile: Objective and subjective evaluations of posed and spontaneous smiles

Introduction Esthetic considerations play an increasingly important role in patient care, and clinicians need a methodology that includes imaging techniques to capture the dynamic nature of the smile. Photographs of…

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Comparison of 3-dimensional dental models from different sources: Diagnostic accuracy and surface registration analysis

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of 3-dimensional dental models from different sources: Diagnostic accuracy and surface registration analysis

Introduction The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy and surface matching characteristics of 3-dimensional digital dental models obtained from various sources. Methods Three sets of maxillary…

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Residents’ journal review

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Residents’ journal review

Dentoalveolar characteristics of adolescents born prematurely Rythén M, Thilander B, Robertson A. Dento-alveolar characteristics in adolescents born extremely preterm. Eur J Orthod 2013;35:475-82 Extremely preterm (EPT) children born before 29…

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Let the truth be known

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Let the truth be known

You enjoy teaching 1 day a week in the orthodontic residency program at your local university. At a clinic session that is slower than usual, you find time to chat…

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Sealants and demineralization

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Sealants and demineralization

Recently, I read an article entitled “Effectiveness of a sealant compared with no sealant in preventing enamel demineralization in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances: a prospective clinical trial” by Dr…

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Smartphones to the rescue

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Smartphones to the rescue

Ten years ago I wrote an editorial entitled “Enhance learning with an audience response system” (Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2003;124:607). The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) had just…

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Authors’ response

Apr 7, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Authors’ response

We want to thank you for your interest in our recent article dealing with the effectiveness of a sealant in the prevention of white spot lesions in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment…

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