Treatment of a mandibular functional shift in an adolescent boy with temporomandibular disorder and crossbites

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment of a mandibular functional shift in an adolescent boy with temporomandibular disorder and crossbites

A mandibular functional shift usually poses a challenge for orthodontists, especially when it is accompanied by a temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Accurate diagnosis and complete elimination of the etiologic factors are…

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Evaluation of root and alveolar bone development of unilateral osseous impacted immature maxillary central incisors after the closed-eruption technique

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Evaluation of root and alveolar bone development of unilateral osseous impacted immature maxillary central incisors after the closed-eruption technique

Introduction In this study, we evaluated root and alveolar bone development in unilateral osseous impacted immature maxillary central incisors by cone-beam computed tomography before and after closed-eruption treatment, in comparison…

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Comparison of transverse changes during maxillary expansion with 4-point bone-borne and tooth-borne maxillary expanders

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of transverse changes during maxillary expansion with 4-point bone-borne and tooth-borne maxillary expanders

Introduction The purposes of this study were to evaluate and compare the dentoskeletal changes concurrent with 4-point bone-borne and tooth-borne rapid maxillary expanders in growing children. Methods The study was…

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Impact on perceived root resorption based on the amount of incisal inclination as determined from conventional panoramic radiography

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Impact on perceived root resorption based on the amount of incisal inclination as determined from conventional panoramic radiography

Introduction Our objective was to measure the impact on perceived root resorption based on the amount of anteroposterior incisal inclination as determined in vitro from conventional panoramic radiography. Methods A rapid…

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Gus G. Sotiropoulos, 1926-2015

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Gus G. Sotiropoulos, 1926-2015

Fig Gus Sotiropoulos If someone asked Dr Gus G. Sotiropoulos when he was born he would say “February 26, 1926,” and then quickly add “ ad .” He died on…

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Nonparametric methods

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Nonparametric methods

When the normality assumption for a parametric test is not met, we have 2 options: we can try to find a transformation to normality for the data, or we can…

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Effect of maxillary protraction with alternating rapid palatal expansion and constriction vs expansion alone in maxillary retrusive patients: A single-center, randomized controlled trial

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of maxillary protraction with alternating rapid palatal expansion and constriction vs expansion alone in maxillary retrusive patients: A single-center, randomized controlled trial

Introduction The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to investigate the effects of facemask protraction combined with alternating rapid palatal expansion and constriction (RPE/C) vs rapid palatal expansion (RPE)…

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Heeding the advice of others

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Heeding the advice of others

The other day, I was sitting in the doctors’ lounge at the hospital having a cup of coffee before clinic was to start. There on the table was the May…

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Oral health–related quality of life changes in standard, cleft, and surgery patients after orthodontic treatment

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Oral health–related quality of life changes in standard, cleft, and surgery patients after orthodontic treatment

Introduction The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of orthodontic treatment on oral health–related quality of life (OHRQoL) in groups of standard patients with severe malocclusions; cleft…

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Effect of physical activity level on orthodontic pain perception and analgesic consumption in adolescents

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of physical activity level on orthodontic pain perception and analgesic consumption in adolescents

Introduction The objective of this study was to assess the effect of baseline physical activity level on orthodontic pain perception and analgesic consumption after orthodontic separator placement in adolescents. Methods…

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