Effects of tooth root contact on the stability of orthodontic anchor screws in the maxilla: Comparison between self-drilling and self-tapping methods

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effects of tooth root contact on the stability of orthodontic anchor screws in the maxilla: Comparison between self-drilling and self-tapping methods

Introduction We evaluated the effects of screw placement angle on the frequency of root contact and the effects of root contact on screw stability, comparing self-drilling and self-tapping methods. Methods…

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Nonsurgical approach to Class I open-bite malocclusion with extrusion mechanics: A 3-year retention case report

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Nonsurgical approach to Class I open-bite malocclusion with extrusion mechanics: A 3-year retention case report

Anterior open bite is one of the most challenging malocclusions for orthodontic treatment. The high incidence of relapse is a major concern. Therefore, accurate initial examination, diagnosis, treatment plan, and…

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Pattern of maxillary and mandibular proximal enamel thickness at the contact area of the permanent dentition from first molar to first molar

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Pattern of maxillary and mandibular proximal enamel thickness at the contact area of the permanent dentition from first molar to first molar

Introduction Proximal enamel thickness (PET) at the mesial and distal contact areas of the complete permanent dentition has not been previously reported. Anatomic investigation of PET is essential for interproximal…

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The sampling distribution

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The sampling distribution

In statistics, we use a random sample from the population of interest to draw conclusions and make inferences about the population. If the sample does not represent the population of…

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James Kimon Economides, 1935-2014

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on James Kimon Economides, 1935-2014

James Kimon Economides James Kimon Economides, DDS, MSD, died on December 8, 2014; he was 79 years old. Jim was born on June 23, 1935, to Kimon and Era (Griffin) Economides…

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Deciduous-dentition malocclusion predicts orthodontic treatment needs later: Findings from a population-based birth cohort study

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Deciduous-dentition malocclusion predicts orthodontic treatment needs later: Findings from a population-based birth cohort study

Introduction Estimating orthodontic treatment need in the permanent dentition using information from the deciduous-dentition malocclusion may assist in defining the time for appropriate orthodontic intervention. Our objective was to investigate…

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Differences of treatment outcomes between self-ligating brackets with microimplant and headgear anchorages in adults with bimaxillary protrusion

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Differences of treatment outcomes between self-ligating brackets with microimplant and headgear anchorages in adults with bimaxillary protrusion

Introduction Our aim was to determine differences between the outcomes of treatment using microimplant anchorage compared with headgear anchorage in adult patients with bimaxillary protrusion treated with self-ligating brackets. Methods…

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“No way, José”

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on “No way, José”

It is obvious that 13-year-old José does not want to be in your office, much less consider comprehensive orthodontic therapy. He is an only child—and very bright—who obviously rules the…

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The mouse and the mousetrap

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The mouse and the mousetrap

Although the problems related to mice date back to ancient times, the modern era began with the invention of the classic mousetrap in the 1890s. ∗ ∗ Although it is…

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Correction

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Correction

Chaushu S, Kaczor-Urbanowicz K, Zadurska M, Becker A. Predisposing factors for severe incisor root resorption associated with impacted maxillary canines. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2015;147:52-60. An unfortunate but critical…

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Authors’ response

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

We want to thank Dr Khambay for his interest in our study. We will answer his observations in the order they were presented. We did not consider a post hoc…

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Author’s response

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

We appreciate the great attention of Drs Soumya Narayani Thirumoorthy and Saumiya Gopal to our case. Before orthodontic treatment, the panoramic radiograph showed a maxillary alveolar cleft. During the orthodontic…

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