Assessing agreement in measurements of orthodontic study models: Digital caliper on plaster models vs 3-dimensional software on models scanned by structured-light scanner

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Assessing agreement in measurements of orthodontic study models: Digital caliper on plaster models vs 3-dimensional software on models scanned by structured-light scanner

Introduction In this study we aimed to compare measurements on plaster models using a digital caliper, and on 3-dimensional (3D) digital models, produced using a structured-light scanner, using 3D software….

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En-masse protraction of mandibular posterior teeth into missing mandibular lateral incisor spaces using a fixed functional appliance

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on En-masse protraction of mandibular posterior teeth into missing mandibular lateral incisor spaces using a fixed functional appliance

Protraction of mandibular posterior teeth requiring absolute anchorage has always been a challenge, especially when the space is located in the anterior region, since more teeth must be protracted. Traditionally,…

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The chi-square test

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The chi-square test

We are interested in examining whether the alignment status (presence or absence) is associated with the wire type (A or B). This association can be tested by using a chi-square…

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It’s not the same thing

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on It’s not the same thing

In Baird v Owczarek , No. 504, 2013 (Del. Sup. Ct. May 28, 2014), the plaintiff underwent LASIK surgery on both eyes, had a second procedure on the left eye,…

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Cephalometric study of Class II Division 1 patients treated with an extended-duration, reinforced, banded Herbst appliance followed by fixed appliances

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Cephalometric study of Class II Division 1 patients treated with an extended-duration, reinforced, banded Herbst appliance followed by fixed appliances

Introduction The Herbst appliance has been used in the treatment of Class II malocclusions with deficient mandibles. Various protocols, including different durations of the orthopedic treatment phase and stepwise advancement…

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Applications of cone-beam computed tomography to assess the effects of labial crown morphologies and collum angles on torque for maxillary anterior teeth

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Applications of cone-beam computed tomography to assess the effects of labial crown morphologies and collum angles on torque for maxillary anterior teeth

Introduction Currently, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been widely used because of its capacity to evaluate the anatomic structures of the maxilla, mandible, and teeth in 3 dimensions. However, articles…

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Cone-beam computed tomography–synthesized cephalometric study of operated unilateral cleft lip and palate and noncleft children with Class III skeletal relationship

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Cone-beam computed tomography–synthesized cephalometric study of operated unilateral cleft lip and palate and noncleft children with Class III skeletal relationship

Introduction Our objective was to compare the craniofacial hard and soft tissue characteristics between children with operated unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and children with noncleft lip and palate…

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Comparison of direct and indirect skeletal anchorage systems combined with 2 canine retraction techniques

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of direct and indirect skeletal anchorage systems combined with 2 canine retraction techniques

Introduction We compared the effectiveness of 2 canine retraction springs and anchorage systems (direct and indirect skeletal anchorage) in patients requiring first premolar extractions and maximum anchorage in the maxilla….

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Accuracy and reliability of orthodontists using cone-beam computerized tomography for assessment of adenoid hypertrophy

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Accuracy and reliability of orthodontists using cone-beam computerized tomography for assessment of adenoid hypertrophy

Introduction Our objectives were to evaluate the reliability of agreement between orthodontists, with various degrees of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging manipulation comfort, in classifying adenoid hypertrophy through CBCT generated…

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Evaluation of enamel demineralization in adolescents after rapid maxillary expansion using the quantitative light-induced fluorescence method: A single-center, randomized controlled clinical trial

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Evaluation of enamel demineralization in adolescents after rapid maxillary expansion using the quantitative light-induced fluorescence method: A single-center, randomized controlled clinical trial

Introduction The aim of this 2-arm parallel trial was to evaluate enamel demineralization after rapid maxillary expansion (RME) compared with an untreated control group using quantitative light-induced fluorescence. Methods Thirty-six…

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