Can cone-beam computed tomography superimposition help orthodontists better understand relapse in surgical patients?

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Can cone-beam computed tomography superimposition help orthodontists better understand relapse in surgical patients?

Etiology and diagnosis The patient was a 19-year-old Brazilian man. His medical history was noncontributory, and the extraoral examination showed a hyperdivergent facial profile, increased lower third of the face,…

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Severe anterior open bite with mandibular retrusion treated with multiloop edgewise archwires and microimplant anchorage complemented by genioplasty

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Severe anterior open bite with mandibular retrusion treated with multiloop edgewise archwires and microimplant anchorage complemented by genioplasty

In this case report, we introduce the combined use of multiloop edgewise archwire and microimplant anchorage to treat an 18-year-old Chinese woman who had a severe anterior open bite and…

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Outcomes and stability in patients with anterior open bite and long anterior face height treated with temporary anchorage devices and a maxillary intrusion splint

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Outcomes and stability in patients with anterior open bite and long anterior face height treated with temporary anchorage devices and a maxillary intrusion splint

Introduction Temporary skeletal anchorage devices now offer the possibility of closing anterior open bites and decreasing anterior face height by intruding maxillary posterior teeth, but data for treatment outcomes are…

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Considering consideration

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Considering consideration

So, you finally hire an associate. After a few months, you notice that things are working out wonderfully, and you both decide to continue the arrangement: you because you like…

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Cohort studies: Part 2

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Cohort studies: Part 2

In the previous article, I defined cohort studies and explained the difference between prospective and retrospective cohort designs. In this article, I will discuss bias and the pros and cons…

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Effect of occlusal vertical dimension changes on postsurgical skeletal changes in a surgery-first approach for skeletal Class III deformities

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of occlusal vertical dimension changes on postsurgical skeletal changes in a surgery-first approach for skeletal Class III deformities

Introduction The purposes of this study were to investigate the relationship between occlusal vertical dimension (VD) changes and postsurgical skeletal changes in the surgery-first approach and to derive regression models…

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Effectiveness of Er:YAG laser-aided fiberotomy and low-level laser therapy in alleviating relapse of rotated incisors

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effectiveness of Er:YAG laser-aided fiberotomy and low-level laser therapy in alleviating relapse of rotated incisors

Introduction In this study, we compared the effectiveness of laser-aided circumferential supracrestal fiberotomy (CSF) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) with conventional CSF in reducing relapse of corrected rotations. Methods The…

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Facial soft-tissue thickness in patients affected by bilateral cleft lip and palate: A retrospective cone-beam computed tomography study

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Facial soft-tissue thickness in patients affected by bilateral cleft lip and palate: A retrospective cone-beam computed tomography study

Introduction The purposes of this study were to evaluate the facial soft-tissue thicknesses and craniofacial morphologies of patients affected by bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) and to compare the…

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Residents’ journal review

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

Effectiveness of varnish containing CPP and ACP in reducing depth of caries lesions around orthodontic brackets Pithon MM, dos Santos MJ, Andrade CS, Leao Filho JC, Braz AK, de Araujo…

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Above and beyond

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Above and beyond

Joanie and Jimmy Read are 12-year-old twins for whom you have just initiated treatment to resolve severe crowding. This is a “salt of the earth” family. The twins’ parents are…

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Ethics in orthodontics

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Ethics in orthodontics

I read the Ethics article in the August issue with much interest (Greco PM. What values most? Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2014;146:139). I recall being a first-year resident, interviewing…

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Waiting for the litmus test?

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Waiting for the litmus test?

When I read the title of the August editorial, “Pitching speed,” I grew curious and swiftly got into action reading the content. To be honest, from the outset, I was…

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Authors’ response

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Authors’ response

First, we want to thank Dr Daniel A. Kuncio for his interest in our article. Regarding all the other forces and moments, Dr Kuncio wondered where they did come from. We…

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It is all about definitions

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on It is all about definitions

I carefully read the article “Forces and moments generated by removable thermoplastic aligners: Incisor torque, premolar derotation, and molar distalization” (Simon M, Keilig L, Schwarze J, Jung BA, Bourauel C….

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