When static meets dynamic: Comparing cone-beam computed tomography and acoustic reflection for upper airway analysis

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on When static meets dynamic: Comparing cone-beam computed tomography and acoustic reflection for upper airway analysis

Introduction Upper airway measurement can be important for the diagnosis of breathing disorders. Acoustic reflection (AR) is an accepted tool for studying the airway. Our objective was to investigate the…

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Determination of soft tissue thickness at orthodontic miniscrew placement sites using ultrasonography for customizing screw selection

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Determination of soft tissue thickness at orthodontic miniscrew placement sites using ultrasonography for customizing screw selection

Introduction A wide variety of factors affect the success of orthodontic miniscrews in clinical situations, including thickness of the soft tissues. Our objectives were to assess area-related and sex-related differences…

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Morphologic evaluation of dentoalveolar structures of mandibular anterior teeth during augmented corticotomy-assisted decompensation

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Morphologic evaluation of dentoalveolar structures of mandibular anterior teeth during augmented corticotomy-assisted decompensation

Introduction Our aim in this study was to evaluate the effect of augmented corticotomy on the decompensation pattern of mandibular anterior teeth, alveolar bone, and surrounding periodontal tissues during presurgical…

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The 2 × 2 tabulation

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The 2 × 2 tabulation

In previous articles, I gave examples of categorical data and explained the categories of these data: binary, ordinal, and nominal. I will deal mainly with binary data in which the…

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New algorithm for semiautomatic segmentation of nasal cavity and pharyngeal airway in comparison with manual segmentation using cone-beam computed tomography

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on New algorithm for semiautomatic segmentation of nasal cavity and pharyngeal airway in comparison with manual segmentation using cone-beam computed tomography

Introduction Our objectives were to assess reliability, validity, and time efficiency of semiautomatic segmentation using Segura software of the nasal and pharyngeal airways, against manual segmentation with point-based analysis with…

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Familiarity, of sorts

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Familiarity, of sorts

The facts of Bybee v Gorman , No. 40887, 2014 Opinion No. 96 (Idaho Sup. Ct. Sept 19, 2014), are convoluted and involve drug toxicity after prescription drug misuse, but…

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Association between frontal sinus morphology and cervical vertebral maturation for the assessment of skeletal maturity

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Association between frontal sinus morphology and cervical vertebral maturation for the assessment of skeletal maturity

Introduction Various methods have been proposed to evaluate a patient’s developmental status. However, most of them lacked precision and failed to give a reliable estimate of skeletal maturity. The aims…

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Tooth replacements in young adults with severe hypodontia: Orthodontic space closure, dental implants, and tooth-supported fixed dental prostheses. A follow-up study

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Tooth replacements in young adults with severe hypodontia: Orthodontic space closure, dental implants, and tooth-supported fixed dental prostheses. A follow-up study

Introduction Children with severe hypodontia have a substantial impairment of their dental health starting early in life. The purpose of this study was to describe types and locations of substitutes…

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Mixed-methods assessment of perceptions of mandibular anterior malalignment and need for orthodontic retreatment

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Mixed-methods assessment of perceptions of mandibular anterior malalignment and need for orthodontic retreatment

Introduction Postorthodontic occlusal changes may stem from true relapse or may be a consequence of characteristic temporal changes. The aims of this research were to identify occlusal discrepancies related to…

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Dentoskeletal outcomes of a rapid maxillary expander with differential opening in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate: A prospective clinical trial

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Dentoskeletal outcomes of a rapid maxillary expander with differential opening in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate: A prospective clinical trial

Introduction The purpose of this 2-arm parallel study was to evaluate the dentoskeletal effects of rapid maxillary expansion with differential opening (EDO) compared with the hyrax expander in patients with…

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Retrieval analysis of lingual fixed retainer adhesives

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Retrieval analysis of lingual fixed retainer adhesives

Introduction Our objective was to analyze the surface and bulk properties alterations of clinically aged composites used for fixed retention. Methods Twenty-six lingual retainers bonded for different time periods (2.2-17.4 years)…

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Tell it like it is

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Tell it like it is

Your setup for Lauren looks great. She has a severe Class II dentoskeletal malocclusion with a convex profile; therefore, double-jaw surgery is the solution to her functional and esthetic concerns….

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