Unilateral mandibular condylar osteochondroma treated with ipsilateral condylectomy and contralateral ramus osteotomy

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Unilateral mandibular condylar osteochondroma treated with ipsilateral condylectomy and contralateral ramus osteotomy

We successfully treated a 32-year-old woman who had facial asymmetry and unilateral mandibular condylar osteochondroma using ipsilateral mandibular condylectomy and contralateral ramus osteotomy. Mirror image analysis with a noncontact 3-dimensional…

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Microimplant-assisted rapid palatal expansion appliance to orthopedically correct transverse maxillary deficiency in an adult

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Microimplant-assisted rapid palatal expansion appliance to orthopedically correct transverse maxillary deficiency in an adult

This case report describes the use of a microimplant-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) appliance to orthopedically correct a transverse maxillary deficiency in an adult patient. Expansion forces transmitted through the…

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Tadao Nakago, 1933-2016

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Tadao Nakago, 1933-2016

Fig Tadao Nakago Tadao Nakago died of bladder cancer on February 12, 2016, just 2 days before his 83rd birthday. He was born on February 14, 1933, in Sanda, north of…

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It’s just a phase

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on It’s just a phase

A reader wrote me the following. Larry, do you have any insight into the gray area dealing with the transition from phase 1 (early treatment) to phase 2 (secondary treatment)?…

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Analysis of the maxillary dental arch after rapid maxillary expansion in patients with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Analysis of the maxillary dental arch after rapid maxillary expansion in patients with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate

Introduction Although rapid maxillary expansion has been extensively studied in noncleft patients, scarce evidence of maxillary effects is found for patients with oral clefts. Our objective was to evaluate the…

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Effects of maxillary protraction therapy on the pharyngeal airway in patients with repaired unilateral cleft lip and palate: A 3-dimensional computed tomographic study

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effects of maxillary protraction therapy on the pharyngeal airway in patients with repaired unilateral cleft lip and palate: A 3-dimensional computed tomographic study

Introduction The purposes of this study were to assess the effects of maxillary protraction therapy on the pharyngeal airways in patients with repaired unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) 3…

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Effects of fixed orthodontic treatment on nickel and chromium levels in gingival crevicular fluid as a novel systemic biomarker of trace elements: A longitudinal study

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effects of fixed orthodontic treatment on nickel and chromium levels in gingival crevicular fluid as a novel systemic biomarker of trace elements: A longitudinal study

Introduction Nickel and chromium might induce hypersensitivity. Therefore, they are of interest to orthodontists. Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) is highly relevant to orthodontic treatments and might reflect systemic changes associated…

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Maxillary first premolar inclination in 8- to 11-year-old children: An observational cross-sectional study on panoramic radiographs

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Maxillary first premolar inclination in 8- to 11-year-old children: An observational cross-sectional study on panoramic radiographs

Introduction In this study, we examined first premolar inclination in a large sample. Methods First premolar inclination, canine inclination, and mesiodistal location were measured on 797 panoramic radiographs of orthodontically…

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Effectiveness of orthodontic treatment with functional appliances on maxillary growth in the short term: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effectiveness of orthodontic treatment with functional appliances on maxillary growth in the short term: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the treatment effects on maxillary growth of removable functional appliances that advance the mandible to a more forward position in…

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Fixed functional appliances with multibracket appliances have no skeletal effect on the mandible: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Fixed functional appliances with multibracket appliances have no skeletal effect on the mandible: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction Our aim was to assess the skeletal mandibular changes (anteroposterior and vertical) in circumpubertal patients with fixed functional appliances installed on multibracket appliances compared with untreated patients. Methods An…

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