Analysis of dentoalveolar structures with novel corticotomy-facilitated mandibular expansion: A 3-dimensional finite element study

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Analysis of dentoalveolar structures with novel corticotomy-facilitated mandibular expansion: A 3-dimensional finite element study

Introduction Surgically assisted mandibular arch expansion is an effective treatment modality for alleviating constriction and crowding. However, only mandibular symphyseal osteotomy is recommended for mandibular arch expansion. No relevant studies…

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Robert L. Vanarsdall Jr, 1940-2017

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Robert L. Vanarsdall Jr, 1940-2017

Robert L. “Slick” Vanarsdall Jr People, People who need people, Are the luckiest people in the world. Robert L. “Slick” Vanarsdall Jr was a person who needed—and loved—people. He thrived…

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Leveling the curve of Spee with continuous archwire appliances in different vertical skeletal patterns: A retrospective study

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Leveling the curve of Spee with continuous archwire appliances in different vertical skeletal patterns: A retrospective study

Introduction The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the leveling of the curve of Spee in subjects treated with preadjusted appliances in different skeletal vertical patterns….

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Sixteen-week analysis of unaltered elastomeric chain relating in-vitro force degradation with in-vivo extraction space tooth movement

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Sixteen-week analysis of unaltered elastomeric chain relating in-vitro force degradation with in-vivo extraction space tooth movement

Introduction The purposes of this study were to evaluate whether unaltered elastomeric chain can continue to move teeth for 16 weeks and to relate it to the amount of force remaining…

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Logistic regression: Part 1

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Logistic regression: Part 1

In the article discussing the chi-square test, I used a clinical trial scenario with the objective of assessing the clinical alignment efficiency of 2 types of wires. These wires (A…

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Orthodontic and surgical management of a patient with severe skeletal Class II deformity and facial asymmetry: A case report with a 5-year follow-up

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Orthodontic and surgical management of a patient with severe skeletal Class II deformity and facial asymmetry: A case report with a 5-year follow-up

In this case report, we present the orthodontic and surgical management of an 18-year-old girl who had a severe craniofacial deformity, including maxillary prognathism, vertical maxillary excess (gummy smile), mandibular…

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Radiographic prognostic factors determining spontaneous space closure after loss of the permanent first molar

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Radiographic prognostic factors determining spontaneous space closure after loss of the permanent first molar

Introduction Permanent first molars (PFM) with a poor prognosis are routinely extracted in children throughout the United Kingdom. National guidelines suggest that to achieve spontaneous closure for the mandibular arch, the…

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Assessment of antibacterial and cytotoxic effects of orthodontic stainless steel brackets coated with different phases of titanium oxide: An in-vitro study

Apr 2, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Assessment of antibacterial and cytotoxic effects of orthodontic stainless steel brackets coated with different phases of titanium oxide: An in-vitro study

Introduction Our objective was to assess the antibacterial and cytotoxic effects of orthodontic stainless steel brackets coated with different phases of photocatalytic titanium oxide. Methods From a total sample of…

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