Torturous path of an elastic gap band: Interdisciplinary approach to orthodontic treatment for a young patient who lost both maxillary central incisors after do-it-yourself treatment

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Torturous path of an elastic gap band: Interdisciplinary approach to orthodontic treatment for a young patient who lost both maxillary central incisors after do-it-yourself treatment

Spacing between the maxillary anterior teeth is a common concern for young patients and their parents. Patients often consider a diastema to be an annoying but minor problem; they might…

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Anterior open bite due to temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis with muscle dysfunction treated with temporary anchorage devices

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Anterior open bite due to temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis with muscle dysfunction treated with temporary anchorage devices

Skeletal Class II high-angle open bite is often accompanied by osteoarthrosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ-OA). This type of malocclusion is challenging to correct, and it has been reported that…

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In-vitro comparison of different palatal sites for orthodontic miniscrew insertion: Effect of bone quality and quantity on primary stability

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on In-vitro comparison of different palatal sites for orthodontic miniscrew insertion: Effect of bone quality and quantity on primary stability

Introduction This experiment was undertaken to assess the primary stability of orthodontic miniscrews inserted at different sites in human cadaveric palatal bone for temporary skeletal anchorage, and to determine the…

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Clear aligner technique

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Clear aligner technique

Dr Sandra Tai a well-know clear aligner educator, has put forth an excellent effort in her book, Clear aligner technique . As the title states, the text takes a deep…

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New perspective for evaluation of tooth widths in patients with missing or peg-shaped maxillary lateral incisors: Quadrant analysis

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on New perspective for evaluation of tooth widths in patients with missing or peg-shaped maxillary lateral incisors: Quadrant analysis

Introduction Missing or peg-shaped maxillary lateral incisors can affect the mesiodistal dimensions of the dentition. Methods The pretreatment casts of patients with bilateral (BMLI, n = 35) or unilateral (UMLI, n = 29) missing…

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I want to see everything

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on I want to see everything

You have a bad habit. Patients come in for an initial examination, you tell them whatever you tell them, they agree to start, and so you do. You’ll worry about…

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High-performance liquid chromatography analysis of salivary bisphenol A levels from light-cured and chemically cured orthodontic adhesives

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on High-performance liquid chromatography analysis of salivary bisphenol A levels from light-cured and chemically cured orthodontic adhesives

Introduction Our objective was to assess the levels of bisphenol A (BPA) released from light-cured and chemically cured resins used for orthodontic bracket bonding in 1 month. Methods Saliva specimens were…

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Assessment of hypoxic lip training for lip incompetence by electromyographic analysis of the orbicularis oris muscle

Dec 8, 2018 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Assessment of hypoxic lip training for lip incompetence by electromyographic analysis of the orbicularis oris muscle

Introduction The aims of this study were to determine the difference in electromyography (EMG) of the orbicularis oris muscles between subjects with lip incompetence and lip competence and to elucidate…

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