Consecutive condylectomy and molar intrusion using temporary anchorage devices as an alternative for correcting facial asymmetry with condylar hyperplasia

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Consecutive condylectomy and molar intrusion using temporary anchorage devices as an alternative for correcting facial asymmetry with condylar hyperplasia

This case report demonstrates the successful treatment of facial asymmetry with condylar hyperplasia with limited surgical and orthodontic treatment. A high condylectomy was performed to shorten the elongated condyle and…

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Restoration of a vertical alveolar bone defect by orthodontic relocation of a mesially impacted mandibular first molar

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Restoration of a vertical alveolar bone defect by orthodontic relocation of a mesially impacted mandibular first molar

An impacted mandibular first molar tends to cause serious bone defects of the adjacent teeth. When choosing between the 2 typical treatment options—extraction or orthodontic relocation of the impacted tooth—the…

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Effect of archwire cross-section changes on force levels during complex tooth alignment with conventional and self-ligating brackets

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of archwire cross-section changes on force levels during complex tooth alignment with conventional and self-ligating brackets

Introduction Our objective was to investigate the effect of archwire cross-section increases on the levels of force applied to teeth during complex malalignment correction with various archwire-bracket combinations using an…

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The evolution of bonding in orthodontics

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The evolution of bonding in orthodontics

In the early days of fixed-appliance orthodontic treatment, brackets were welded to gold or stainless steel bands. Before treatment, the orthodontist had to create enough space around each tooth to…

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Effects of sandblasting before orthophosphoric acid etching on lingual enamel: In-vitro roughness assessment

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effects of sandblasting before orthophosphoric acid etching on lingual enamel: In-vitro roughness assessment

Introduction In this study, we evaluated changes in lingual enamel roughness due to sandblasting with 27-, 50-, and 90-μm aluminum oxide particles followed by 37% orthophosphoric acid etching. Methods Twenty-four maxillary…

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The pleasure of your company …

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The pleasure of your company …

Before Edward H. Angle’s time, orthodontic appliances were usually custom built for each patient out of metal stock. Various devices were crafted by hand, almost entirely of gold alloy. Although…

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