Continuous arch and rectangular loops for the correction of consistent and inconsistent load systems in extruded and tipped maxillary second molars

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Continuous arch and rectangular loops for the correction of consistent and inconsistent load systems in extruded and tipped maxillary second molars

Introduction The aim of this research was to compare the load systems produced by rectangular loops and continuous arches for the correction of extruded second molars with a mesial inclination (inconsistent…

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Interdisciplinary treatment for a compensated Class II partially edentulous malocclusion: Orthodontic creation of a posterior implant site

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Interdisciplinary treatment for a compensated Class II partially edentulous malocclusion: Orthodontic creation of a posterior implant site

A 36-year-old woman with good periodontal health sought treatment for a compensated Class II partially edentulous malocclusion associated with a steep mandibular plane (SN-MP, 45°), 9 missing teeth, a 3-mm…

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Photoelastic analysis of stress distribution in mandibular second molar roots caused by several uprighting mechanics

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Photoelastic analysis of stress distribution in mandibular second molar roots caused by several uprighting mechanics

Introduction Mandibular molar uprighting is indicated when mesial inclination of the second molars occurs because of missing first molars. There are many methodologies to perform such movement. In this study, we…

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Agreement in the determination of preformed wire shape templates on plaster models and customized digital arch form diagrams on digital models

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Agreement in the determination of preformed wire shape templates on plaster models and customized digital arch form diagrams on digital models

Introduction The aim of this study was to verify the accuracy of preformed wire shape templates on plaster models and those of customized digital arch form diagrams on digital models….

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Predicting need for orthognathic surgery in early permanent dentition patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate using receiver operating characteristic analysis

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Predicting need for orthognathic surgery in early permanent dentition patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate using receiver operating characteristic analysis

Introduction The purpose of this study was to predict the need for orthognathic surgery in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) in the early permanent dentition. Methods In…

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Chin remodeling in a patient with bimaxillary protrusion and open bite by using mini-implants for temporary anchorage

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Chin remodeling in a patient with bimaxillary protrusion and open bite by using mini-implants for temporary anchorage

Patients with bimaxillary protrusion may have an unattractive profile with a retruded chin contour. Correction of the severely protrusive anterior alveolar bone and teeth combined with a moderate open bite…

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BOS statement: Do-it-yourself braces

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on BOS statement: Do-it-yourself braces

BOS statement: Do-it-yourself braces A number of websites are offering the public the opportunity to carry out their own orthodontic treatment at home. Most involve an individual being “assessed” as…

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Registration area and accuracy when integrating laser-scanned and maxillofacial cone-beam computed tomography images

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Registration area and accuracy when integrating laser-scanned and maxillofacial cone-beam computed tomography images

Introduction The purpose of this study was to examine changes in registration accuracy after including occlusal surface and incisal edge areas in addition to the buccal surface when integrating laser-scanned…

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Gastric emptying rate before and after orthodontic treatment examined with the [ 13C] breath test: A pilot study

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Gastric emptying rate before and after orthodontic treatment examined with the [ 13C] breath test: A pilot study

Introduction Orthodontic patients with malocclusion have significantly lower masticatory and gastrointestinal digestive function than persons with normal occlusion. Although several studies have suggested that masticatory function is improved after orthodontic…

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Did someone push Lucy out of the tree?

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Did someone push Lucy out of the tree?

Dr Behrents’ editorial, “Lucy fell from a tree and plunged 40 feet to her death” in the November 2016 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics ,…

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Unacceptable acceptance

Dec 12, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Unacceptable acceptance

Susan has worked in your office as an orthodontic assistant for over 15 years. She joined your practice as soon as she graduated from her dental assisting program and has been…

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