Effects of a newly designed orthodontic miniplate platform for elevating the miniplate over the gingiva: A 3-dimensional finite element analysis

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effects of a newly designed orthodontic miniplate platform for elevating the miniplate over the gingiva: A 3-dimensional finite element analysis

Introduction Miniplates are the treatment of choice for complex orthodontic and orthopedic problems. However, they require surgical placement and removal, and complications such as infection and mobility can occur. The…

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Treatment of unilateral posterior crossbite with facial asymmetry in a female patient with transverse discrepancy

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment of unilateral posterior crossbite with facial asymmetry in a female patient with transverse discrepancy

A unilateral posterior crossbite with facial asymmetry is difficult to correct with orthodontic treatment alone. This case report describes the orthodontic treatment and additional plasty without orthognathic surgery for a…

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Periodontal, dentoalveolar, and skeletal effects of tooth-borne and tooth-bone-borne expansion appliances

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Periodontal, dentoalveolar, and skeletal effects of tooth-borne and tooth-bone-borne expansion appliances

Introduction The purposes of this study were to evaluate and compare the periodontal, dentoalveolar, and skeletal effects of tooth-borne and tooth-bone-borne expansion devices using cone-beam computed tomography. Methods Twenty-five patients…

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Charles J. Burstone, 1928-2015

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Charles J. Burstone, 1928-2015

On February 11, 2015, the world of orthodontics lost a great pioneer and champion of the specialty. Dr Charles J. Burstone passed away at the age of 86 while on…

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Early orthodontic treatment for Class II malocclusion reduces the chance of incisal trauma: Results of a Cochrane systematic review

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Early orthodontic treatment for Class II malocclusion reduces the chance of incisal trauma: Results of a Cochrane systematic review

In this article, we summarize the most clinically relevant findings of our recently updated Cochrane systematic review into the treatment of Class II Division 1 malocclusion. Methods A systematic review…

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Alfred Traxler Baum, 1922-2015

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Alfred Traxler Baum, 1922-2015

Alfred Traxler Baum spent 92 incredible years on this earth as a son, military officer, husband, father, grandfather, and leader in orthodontics. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the only…

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Anchorage reinforcement with a fixed functional appliance during protraction of the mandibular second molars into the first molar extraction sites

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Anchorage reinforcement with a fixed functional appliance during protraction of the mandibular second molars into the first molar extraction sites

Protraction of posterior teeth into edentulous spaces is a challenge. This report describes the treatment of a 19-year-old woman with missing mandibular first molars owing to caries. A fixed functional…

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Destroying records

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Destroying records

A reader sent me the following e-mail. “A few days ago, a prospective patient came into my office for an orthodontic consult. I don’t charge for an initial consult. She…

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Gingival crevicular fluid alkaline phosphate activity during the retention phase of maxillary expansion in prepubertal subjects: A split-mouth longitudinal study

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Gingival crevicular fluid alkaline phosphate activity during the retention phase of maxillary expansion in prepubertal subjects: A split-mouth longitudinal study

Introduction The aim of this study was to monitor the alveolar bone formation at the tension sites of teeth supporting the appliances for rapid maxillary expansion (RME) during the retention…

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