Correction of facial asymmetry and maxillary canting with corticotomy and 1-jaw orthognathic surgery

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Correction of facial asymmetry and maxillary canting with corticotomy and 1-jaw orthognathic surgery

Although 2-jaw orthognathic surgery is a typical recommendation for the treatment of facial asymmetry, another good treatment alternative is maxillary corticotomy with temporary skeletal anchorage devices followed by mandibular orthognathic…

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Root morphology and development of labial inversely impacted maxillary central incisors in the mixed dentition: A retrospective cone-beam computed tomography study

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Root morphology and development of labial inversely impacted maxillary central incisors in the mixed dentition: A retrospective cone-beam computed tomography study

Introduction The aim of this study was to analyze 3-dimensional data of root morphology and development in labial inversely impacted maxillary central incisors. Methods Cone-beam computed tomography images from 41…

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Three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography analysis of enlargement of the pharyngeal airway by the Herbst appliance

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography analysis of enlargement of the pharyngeal airway by the Herbst appliance

Introduction Pharyngeal airway size is increasingly recognized as an important factor in obstructive sleep apnea. However, few studies have examined the changes of pharyngeal airway form after dental procedures for…

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Interpretation of observational studies

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Interpretation of observational studies

Ideally, the objective of a clinical trial is to determine with a high degree of certainty whether the intervention of interest is truly effective. In high-quality randomized trials, if the…

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Dimensions of central incisors, canines, and first molars in subjects with Down syndrome measured on cone-beam computed tomographs

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Dimensions of central incisors, canines, and first molars in subjects with Down syndrome measured on cone-beam computed tomographs

Introduction The literature on tooth dimensions in subjects with Down syndrome (DS) is scarce. To our knowledge, no studies have yet been published in which the morphometry of the teeth…

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Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion: Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of different surgical techniques and their effects on the maxillary dentoskeletal complex

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion: Cone-beam computed tomography evaluation of different surgical techniques and their effects on the maxillary dentoskeletal complex

Introduction The aims of this study were to evaluate and compare skeletal, dentoalveolar, dental, and periodontal changes in surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) patients with and without pterygomaxillary disjunction….

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Ronald Allen Bell, 1947-2014

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Ronald Allen Bell Dr Ronald Allen Bell, professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, died at his…

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Fundamentals of orthodontic treatment mechanics

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Fundamentals of orthodontic treatment mechanics

The coauthors of Fundamentals of Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics are eminent figures in orthodontics: Drs John Bennett and Richard McLaughlin. Their book covers all aspects of the “McLaughlin Bennett System 4.0,”…

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Separate but equal

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Separate but equal

“One way or another, I’m gonna find ya, I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha…” So begins Debbie Harry’s hit song “One way or another.” It started me thinking about the…

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Variability of the inclination of anatomic horizontal reference planes of the craniofacial complex in relation to the true horizontal line in orthognathic patients

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Variability of the inclination of anatomic horizontal reference planes of the craniofacial complex in relation to the true horizontal line in orthognathic patients

Introduction The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of the Frankfort horizontal (FH), sella-nasion horizontal, and optic planes in terms of their variabilities in relation to a…

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Treatment outcomes after extraction and nonextraction treatment evaluated with the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment outcomes after extraction and nonextraction treatment evaluated with the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system

Introduction A controversy exists regarding better treatment outcomes when patients treated with extractions and without extractions are evaluated. The aims of this study were to use the American Board of…

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Indirect vs direct bonding of mandibular fixed retainers in orthodontic patients: A single-center randomized controlled trial comparing placement time and failure over a 6-month period

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Indirect vs direct bonding of mandibular fixed retainers in orthodontic patients: A single-center randomized controlled trial comparing placement time and failure over a 6-month period

Introduction The objective of this 2-arm parallel single-center trial was to compare placement time and numbers of failures of mandibular lingual retainers bonded with an indirect procedure vs a direct…

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Residents’ journal review

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

Ultrasound effects on root resorption Inubushi T, Tanaka E, Rego EB, Ohtani J, Kawazoe A, Tanne K, et al. Ultrasound stimulation attenuates resorption of tooth root induced by experimental force application….

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When the picture gets cloudy

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on When the picture gets cloudy

As you proceed with treatment for another of the Dowd twins, their father asks to speak to you about his recent dental problem. He tells you that one of his…

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Authors’ response

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

It was a pleasure to read Dr Pickron’s response to our article, and we sincerely appreciate the interesting and constructive comments. On the other hand, it is paramount to further…

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