Defining the location of the dental midline is critical for oral esthetics in camouflage orthodontic treatment of facial asymmetry

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Defining the location of the dental midline is critical for oral esthetics in camouflage orthodontic treatment of facial asymmetry

When considering camouflage orthodontic treatment of a malocclusion associated with significant facial asymmetry, it is important to define the location of the dental midline. The patient, a 19-year-old Japanese woman,…

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Henri Petit, 1928-2015

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Henri Petit, 1928-2015

Our specialty lost a major contributor to clinical orthodontics and craniofacial biology with the passing of Dr Henri Petit in Nantes, France, at 87 years of age. His application of the…

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Effects of zygoma-gear appliance for unilateral maxillary molar distalization: A prospective clinical study

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effects of zygoma-gear appliance for unilateral maxillary molar distalization: A prospective clinical study

Introduction The aim of the study was to evaluate the dentoskeletal effects of the zygoma-gear appliance used for unilateral maxillary molar distalization in patients with Class II subdivision malocclusion. Methods This prospective…

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Accuracy and mechanical properties of orthodontic models printed 3-dimensionally from calcium sulfate before and after various postprinting treatments

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Accuracy and mechanical properties of orthodontic models printed 3-dimensionally from calcium sulfate before and after various postprinting treatments

Introduction Dental models fabricated with 3-dimensional printing technologies are revolutionizing the practice of orthodontics, but they generally comprise polymeric materials that may not be suitable for certain applications, such as…

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The chi-square test for trend

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

We have already discussed the chi-square (χ 2 ) test and 2 × 2 tables (known as cross-tabulation) to test the association between 2 categorical variables where the distribution of 1 varies…

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Effect of 3 cements on white spot lesion formation after full-coverage rapid maxillary expander: A comparative in-vivo study

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of 3 cements on white spot lesion formation after full-coverage rapid maxillary expander: A comparative in-vivo study

Introduction The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 3 luting agents (glass ionomer cement, compomer, and polycarboxylate cement) on white spot lesion formation in patients with…

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Stepstools and ladders

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Stepstools and ladders

Documenting one’s informed consent is a main tenet of dental risk management. Siliezar v East Jefferson General Hospital , 894 So.2d 373 (La. App. 5 Cir. 2005), presents us with…

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Nickel-free vs conventional braces for patients allergic to nickel: Gingival and blood parameters during and after treatment

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Nickel-free vs conventional braces for patients allergic to nickel: Gingival and blood parameters during and after treatment

Introduction Allergic and inflammatory reactions have commonly been associated with the release of metal ions during orthodontic treatment. Our objective was to evaluate prospectively gingival and blood status in patients…

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Innovative design of closing loops producing an optimal force system applicable in the 0.022-in bracket slot system

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Innovative design of closing loops producing an optimal force system applicable in the 0.022-in bracket slot system

Introduction Most closing loops designed for producing higher moment-to-force (M/F) ratios require complex wire bending and are likely to cause hygiene problems and discomfort because of their complicated configurations. We…

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Comparison of AdvanSync and intermaxillary elastics in the correction of Class II malocclusions: A retrospective clinical study

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of AdvanSync and intermaxillary elastics in the correction of Class II malocclusions: A retrospective clinical study

Introduction Our objectives were to compare the skeletal, dentoalveolar, and soft tissue effects of the AdvanSync appliance (Ormco, Glendora, Calif) with intermaxillary elastics in the correction of Class II malocclusions…

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Quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of phase 1 orthodontic treatment using the American Board of Orthodontics Discrepancy Index

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of phase 1 orthodontic treatment using the American Board of Orthodontics Discrepancy Index

Introduction This retrospective study included a sample of 300 randomly selected patients from the archived records of Saint Louis University’s graduate orthodontic clinic, St. Louis, Mo, from 1990 to 2012….

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Ability of mini-implant–facilitated micro-osteoperforations to accelerate tooth movement in rats

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Ability of mini-implant–facilitated micro-osteoperforations to accelerate tooth movement in rats

Introduction Although current techniques for accelerated tooth movement often involve invasive surgical procedures, micro-osteoperforations (MOPs) using mini-implants may facilitate orthodontic tooth movement without raising flaps, reduce surgical risks, and increase…

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Effect of supplemental vibrational force on orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption: A multicenter randomized clinical trial

Apr 4, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of supplemental vibrational force on orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption: A multicenter randomized clinical trial

Introduction A multicenter parallel 3-arm randomized clinical trial was carried out in 1 university and 2 district hospitals in the United Kingdom to investigate the effect of supplemental vibrational force…

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