Integration of 3-dimensional surgical and orthodontic technologies with orthognathic “surgery-first” approach in the management of unilateral condylar hyperplasia

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Integration of 3-dimensional surgical and orthodontic technologies with orthognathic “surgery-first” approach in the management of unilateral condylar hyperplasia

Recent innovations in technology and techniques in both surgical and orthodontic fields can be integrated, especially when treating subjects with facial asymmetry. In this article, we present a treatment method…

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Class III malocclusion treated with distalization of the mandibular dentition with miniscrew anchorage: A 2-year follow-up

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Class III malocclusion treated with distalization of the mandibular dentition with miniscrew anchorage: A 2-year follow-up

This case report describes the orthodontic camouflage treatment for a 16-year-old Chinese girl with a Class III malocclusion. The treatment included extractions of the mandibular second molars, fixed appliance therapy, and…

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Short-term effects of strain produced on a split palatal screw-type hyrax appliance after rapid maxillary expansion: A clinical trial

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Short-term effects of strain produced on a split palatal screw-type hyrax appliance after rapid maxillary expansion: A clinical trial

Introduction The aim of this study was to establish an accumulated strain pattern in different parts of rapid maxillary expansion appliances and relate them to different vertical growth patterns. A…

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Two-way analysis of variance: Part 1

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Two-way analysis of variance: Part 1

In the previous article, I discussed 1-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) when we are interested in comparing the generated forces from 3 types of wires. In that example, we considered…

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Biology of biomechanics: Finite element analysis of a statically determinate system to rotate the occlusal plane for correction of a skeletal Class III open-bite malocclusion

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Biology of biomechanics: Finite element analysis of a statically determinate system to rotate the occlusal plane for correction of a skeletal Class III open-bite malocclusion

Introduction In the absence of adequate animal or in-vitro models, the biomechanics of human malocclusion must be studied indirectly. Finite element analysis (FEA) is emerging as a clinical technology to…

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Who is entitled to what?

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Who is entitled to what?

A reader wrote to me recently, describing a situation and asking for guidance. The situation is common enough to warrant discussion. It went something like this. Larry: I’m a recent…

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Agreement between adolescents and parents or caregivers in rating adolescents’ quality of life during orthodontic treatment

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Agreement between adolescents and parents or caregivers in rating adolescents’ quality of life during orthodontic treatment

Introduction The purpose of this study was to assess the agreement between Brazilian adolescents and their parents or caregivers regarding the adolescents’ oral health–related quality of life during orthodontic treatment….

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Retrospective study of 100 autotransplanted teeth with complete root formation and subsequent orthodontic treatment

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Retrospective study of 100 autotransplanted teeth with complete root formation and subsequent orthodontic treatment

Introduction Autotransplantation has become a major therapeutic option for replacing missing teeth in adult orthodontic patients. However, little systematic information is available about the long-term stability of autotransplanted teeth with…

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Association among pain, masticatory performance, and proinflammatory cytokines in crevicular fluid during orthodontic treatment

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Association among pain, masticatory performance, and proinflammatory cytokines in crevicular fluid during orthodontic treatment

Introduction Orthodontic patients usually complain about masticatory limitations associated with the activation of fixed appliances. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate whether orthodontic pain reflects differences in the…

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Can shielded brackets reduce mucosa alteration and increase comfort perception in orthodontic patients in the first 3 days of treatment? A single-blind randomized controlled trial

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Can shielded brackets reduce mucosa alteration and increase comfort perception in orthodontic patients in the first 3 days of treatment? A single-blind randomized controlled trial

Introduction Orthodontic patients can experience pain and discomfort on the oral mucosa from trauma caused by friction with the brackets and the wires. In this split-mouth design, single-blind randomized controlled…

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