Orthodontic treatment of a patient with unilateral orofacial muscle dysfunction: The efficacy of myofunctional therapy on the treatment outcome

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Orthodontic treatment of a patient with unilateral orofacial muscle dysfunction: The efficacy of myofunctional therapy on the treatment outcome

The orofacial muscle is an important factor in the harmony of the occlusion, and its dysfunction significantly influences a patient’s occlusion after craniofacial growth and development. In this case report,…

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Severe Class II Division 1 malocclusion in an adolescent patient, treated with a novel sagittal-guidance Twin-block appliance

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Severe Class II Division 1 malocclusion in an adolescent patient, treated with a novel sagittal-guidance Twin-block appliance

Class II malocclusion is a challenging anomaly in orthodontic practice. Various types of functional appliances are used to correct Class II skeletal and occlusal disharmonies in growing patients, including the…

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Conservative orthodontic fixed appliance management of pediatric mandibular bilateral condylar fracture

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Conservative orthodontic fixed appliance management of pediatric mandibular bilateral condylar fracture

Introduction Management of mandibular condylar fractures is difficult in children with their inherently dynamic and unstable deciduous and mixed dentitions. We present a variation of the conservative fixed orthodontic approach…

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Comparison of cone-beam computed tomography with multislice computed tomography in detection of small osseous condylar defects

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of cone-beam computed tomography with multislice computed tomography in detection of small osseous condylar defects

Introduction Previous studies have indicated that orthodontic-grade cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images are limited when displaying small defects at the mandibular condyles for diagnosis. In this study, we investigated whether…

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Are assessments of damping capacity and placement torque useful in estimating root proximity of orthodontic anchor screws?

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Are assessments of damping capacity and placement torque useful in estimating root proximity of orthodontic anchor screws?

Introduction Placement torque and damping capacity may increase when the orthodontic anchor screws make contact with an adjacent root. If this is the case, root contact can be inferred from…

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Analysis of covariance

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Analysis of covariance

During a trial, it is important to measure baseline variables such as demographics (age, sex) and clinical characteristics (Angle classification, oral hygiene status, initial crowding). We usually measure baseline characteristics…

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Malocclusion and its relationship to speech sound production: Redefining the effect of malocclusal traits on sound production

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Malocclusion and its relationship to speech sound production: Redefining the effect of malocclusal traits on sound production

Introduction The purpose of this study was to identify variables of dental malocclusion with the greatest effect on sound production that can be easily identified during an orthodontic assessment. Methods…

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Loose lips

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Loose lips

Can a court in one state force you to become a party to litigation in another state? In other words, could a state other than your own have jurisdiction over…

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Evaluation of long-term stability of skeletal anterior open bite correction in adults treated with maxillary posterior segment intrusion using zygomatic miniplates

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Evaluation of long-term stability of skeletal anterior open bite correction in adults treated with maxillary posterior segment intrusion using zygomatic miniplates

Introduction This study evaluated the long-term stability of maxillary molar intrusion and anterior open-bite correction in adults treated by maxillary posterior teeth intrusion with zygomatic miniplates. Methods The sample included…

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