Three-dimensional longitudinal changes in craniofacial growth in untreated hemifacial microsomia patients with cone-beam computed tomography

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional longitudinal changes in craniofacial growth in untreated hemifacial microsomia patients with cone-beam computed tomography

Introduction The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concept that the affected and contralateral sides do not grow at the same rate in patients with hemifacial microsomia. Changes…

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Confounding

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Confounding

Observational studies in orthodontics, such as cohort or case-control studies that examine the influence of risk factors on the occurrence of malocclusions, are especially prone to confounding, as are similar…

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Physical properties of root cementum: Part 24. Root resorption of the first premolars after 4 weeks of occlusal trauma

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Physical properties of root cementum: Part 24. Root resorption of the first premolars after 4 weeks of occlusal trauma

Introduction In orthodontics, adding restorative materials on occlusal or lingual surfaces is a common method to create a mini-biteplane to increase patients’ vertical dimension temporarily to facilitate several treatment procedures….

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Effect of bone-borne rapid maxillary expanders with and without surgical assistance on the craniofacial structures using finite element analysis

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of bone-borne rapid maxillary expanders with and without surgical assistance on the craniofacial structures using finite element analysis

Introduction The aim of this study was to analyze stress distribution and displacement of the craniofacial structures resulting from bone-borne rapid maxillary expanders with and without surgical assistance using finite…

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Comparison of orthodontic treatment outcomes in nonextraction, 2 maxillary premolar extraction, and 4 premolar extraction protocols with the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of orthodontic treatment outcomes in nonextraction, 2 maxillary premolar extraction, and 4 premolar extraction protocols with the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system

Introduction The aim of this study was to compare the orthodontic clinical outcomes of 2 maxillary premolar extraction, 4 premolar extraction, and nonextraction treatment protocols. Methods The sample for this…

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Stability of surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion with and without retention analyzed by 3-dimensional imaging

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Stability of surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion with and without retention analyzed by 3-dimensional imaging

Introduction Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) is the procedure of choice for treatment of adults with transverse maxillary deficiency greater than 7 mm. There is no consensus about the…

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Comparative assessment of alignment efficiency and space closure of active and passive self-ligating vs conventional appliances in adolescents: A single-center randomized controlled trial

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparative assessment of alignment efficiency and space closure of active and passive self-ligating vs conventional appliances in adolescents: A single-center randomized controlled trial

Introduction The aim of this study was to compare the time to initial alignment and extraction space closure using conventional brackets and active and passive self-ligating brackets. Methods One hundred…

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Residents’ journal review

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Residents’ journal review

Class I extraction vs nonextraction predictors Konstantonis D, Anthopoulou C, Makou M. Extraction decision and identification of treatment predictors in Class I malocclusions. Prog Orthod 2013;14:47 The decision to extract…

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Is ignorance bliss?

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Is ignorance bliss?

Sandy is a lovely 13-year-old patient and your daughter’s classmate. Your initial examination revealed a left Class II relationship with peg-shaped lateral incisors. The retained maxillary left deciduous canine lies…

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