Comparison of patient factors influencing the selection of an orthodontist, general dentist, or direct-to-consumer aligners

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of patient factors influencing the selection of an orthodontist, general dentist, or direct-to-consumer aligners

Introduction This study aimed to evaluate the factors that influence potential orthodontic patients choosing an orthodontist, general dentist, or direct-to-consumer (DTC) aligners for their treatment, and to determine the level…

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Comparison of 2 treatment protocols using fixed functional appliances in Class II malocclusion: Treatment results and stability

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of 2 treatment protocols using fixed functional appliances in Class II malocclusion: Treatment results and stability

Introduction The objective of this research was to compare the 2 treatment protocols including a functional mandibular advancer (FMA; Forestadent, Pforzheim, Germany) followed by multibracket appliances (MBAs) vs a Forsus…

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Concomitant permanent maxillary canine agenesis and transposition treated with extractions and lingual brackets

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Concomitant permanent maxillary canine agenesis and transposition treated with extractions and lingual brackets

This case report describes the successful orthodontic treatment for a healthy woman with maxillary canine-premolar transposition associated with rare hypodontia of the contralateral canine. The treatment included extraction of the…

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Nonsurgical treatment of an adult with a skeletal Class III malocclusion combined with a functional anterior shift, severely overclosed vertical dimension, and a reverse smile

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Nonsurgical treatment of an adult with a skeletal Class III malocclusion combined with a functional anterior shift, severely overclosed vertical dimension, and a reverse smile

This case report illustrates the successful nonsurgical treatment of an adult with a skeletal Class III malocclusion exacerbated by a functional anterior shift that resulted in a severe overclosure of…

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Assessment of buccal and lingual alveolar bone thickness and buccolingual inclination of maxillary posterior teeth in patients with severe skeletal Class III malocclusion with mandibular asymmetry

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Assessment of buccal and lingual alveolar bone thickness and buccolingual inclination of maxillary posterior teeth in patients with severe skeletal Class III malocclusion with mandibular asymmetry

Introduction The purpose of this study was to evaluate the buccal and lingual alveolar bone thickness and buccolingual inclination of maxillary posterior teeth in patients with severe skeletal Class III…

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Comparison of patient factors influencing the selection of an orthodontist, general dentist, or direct-to-consumer aligners

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of patient factors influencing the selection of an orthodontist, general dentist, or direct-to-consumer aligners

Introduction This study aimed to evaluate the factors that influence potential orthodontic patients choosing an orthodontist, general dentist, or direct-to-consumer (DTC) aligners for their treatment, and to determine the level…

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Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing in the orthodontic population: Prevalence of positive risk and associations

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing in the orthodontic population: Prevalence of positive risk and associations

Introduction Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) describes a spectrum of disease ranging from snoring to upper airway resistance syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Anatomical features assessed during orthodontic exams are…

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Mouthguards during orthodontic treatment: Perspectives of orthodontists and a survey of orthodontic patients playing school-sponsored basketball and football

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Mouthguards during orthodontic treatment: Perspectives of orthodontists and a survey of orthodontic patients playing school-sponsored basketball and football

Introduction The objectives of this research were to identify the beliefs and practices of orthodontists about mouthguard use in orthodontic patients and to survey orthodontic patients currently playing school-sponsored basketball…

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Comparison of 2 treatment protocols using fixed functional appliances in Class II malocclusion: Treatment results and stability

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Comparison of 2 treatment protocols using fixed functional appliances in Class II malocclusion: Treatment results and stability

Introduction The objective of this research was to compare the 2 treatment protocols including a functional mandibular advancer (FMA; Forestadent, Pforzheim, Germany) followed by multibracket appliances (MBAs) vs a Forsus…

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The effects of a clinically feasible application of low-level laser therapy on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement: A triple-blind, split-mouth, randomized controlled trial

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The effects of a clinically feasible application of low-level laser therapy on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement: A triple-blind, split-mouth, randomized controlled trial

Introduction This split-mouth trial aimed to investigate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the amount of maxillary canine distalization when applied every 4 weeks over 12 weeks. Methods Twenty-two adolescents…

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Extracting one mandibular incisor

May 12, 2020 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Extracting one mandibular incisor

We read with keen interest an article in the October 2019 issue reporting orthodontic treatment with an incisor extraction (Vilhjálmsson G, Zermeno JP, Proffit WR. Orthodontic treatment with removal of…

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