Rescue therapy with orthodontic traction to manage severely impacted mandibular second molars and to restore an alveolar bone defect

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Rescue therapy with orthodontic traction to manage severely impacted mandibular second molars and to restore an alveolar bone defect

This case report describes the successful treatment of severely impacted mandibular second molars with severe apical root resorption of the mandibular first molars. The vertically impacted second molars were orthodontically moved (using…

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Management of severely impacted mandibular canines and congenitally missing mandibular premolars with protraction of autotransplanted maxillary premolar

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Management of severely impacted mandibular canines and congenitally missing mandibular premolars with protraction of autotransplanted maxillary premolar

Transmigrated mandibular canines increase the treatment complexity in terms of both anchorage and biomechanical planning. Additionally, a Class II malocclusion with a deep overbite and associated dental anomalies such as…

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Landmark errors on posteroanterior cephalograms

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Landmark errors on posteroanterior cephalograms

Introduction It is important to reduce the method errors when evaluating posteroanterior cephalograms to see either small deviations from normal or transverse changes caused by orthodontic treatment. The aim of…

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Analysis of covariance, Part 2

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Analysis of covariance, Part 2

In the previous article I used an example comparing residual tooth irregularity after 6 months in 2 patient groups treated with different nickel-titanium wires. I discussed the adjustment of the analysis…

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Learned intermediary

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Learned intermediary

The facts of Watts v Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp ., No. CV-15-0065-PR (Ariz. Sup. Ct. 2016), are straightforward. The plaintiff had acne, received a prescription for Solodyn (minocycline), and received some…

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Statistical shape analysis-based determination of optimal midsagittal reference plane for evaluation of facial asymmetry

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Statistical shape analysis-based determination of optimal midsagittal reference plane for evaluation of facial asymmetry

Introduction The purpose of this study was to determine, by statistical shape analysis of original and mirrored skeletal landmarks, the optimal landmark-based midsagittal reference plane for evaluation of facial asymmetry. Methods…

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Quantitative and qualitative assessment of anchorage loss during en-masse retraction with indirectly loaded miniscrews in patients with bimaxillary protrusion

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Quantitative and qualitative assessment of anchorage loss during en-masse retraction with indirectly loaded miniscrews in patients with bimaxillary protrusion

Introduction This study provides vital insight in assessing anchorage loss when miniscrews are indirectly loaded. Methods The study sample comprised 18 patients with bimaxillary protrusion (14 girls, 4 boys; mean…

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Treatment comfort, time perception, and preference for conventional and digital impression techniques: A comparative study in young patients

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment comfort, time perception, and preference for conventional and digital impression techniques: A comparative study in young patients

Introduction The aim of this crossover study was to assess perceptions and preferences for impression techniques in young orthodontic patients receiving alginate and 2 different digital impressions. Methods Thirty-eight subjects aged…

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Comparing orthodontic bond failures of light-cured composite resin with chemical-cured composite resin: A 12-month clinical trial

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparing orthodontic bond failures of light-cured composite resin with chemical-cured composite resin: A 12-month clinical trial

Introduction In this clinical trial, we evaluated and compared bond failure rates of light-cured composite resin vs chemical-cured composite resin for 12 months. Methods Twenty-two subjects (356 stainless steel brackets) were…

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