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Orthodontic Clinical Studies

Into the unknown: emerging evidence regarding risks of aerosols in the dental office

Dr. Maria L. Geisinger discusses likely modes of transmission for the virus that causes COVID-19 Aerosols created during dental procedures ...

Next-generation treatment planning

Editor’s intro: Using combination treatment plans allows Dr. Adam Schulhof to approach appliances like menu options — let him whet your appetite ...

CEREC Ortho software — where do you send your scans?

Editor’s intro: Dr. Patrik Zachrisson  shows how CEREC Ortho is a very versatile software that has many uses apart from the popular ...

Let the celebrities help

Editor’s Intro: Even Tom Cruise flashes an imperfect smile. Model wide-raging smile esthetics with celebrity photos. Dr. Donald J. Rinchuse discusses ...

The physics of Class II correction

Dr. James J. Jasper discusses the efficacy of the Jasper Vektor® Appliance Introduction From the beginning of the modern ortho-dontic ...

Fixed and removable orthodontic appliance case study

  Dr. Andrew Wallace uses the principles of “smile design” for a patient seeking cosmetic improvement of his upper and lower ...

Myofunctional therapy plays a key role in the orthodontic practice

  Dr. Daniel Klauer uses MFT for his patients on a daily basis for malocclusion and OSA The TMJ & ...

A new type of fixed retainer

  Dr. Patrik Zachrisson describes a tooth-colored milled bonded retainer in PEEK Abstract Following all types of active orthodontic treatment, ...

A modification of the Wits appraisal is proposed for patients with high FMA or with long lower face height — a supplementary assessment

  Dr. John L. Hayes discusses an alternative to the Wits appraisal for certain types of patients Abstract The proposed ...

A survey of orthodontists’ perceptions of smile esthetics

Drs. Alys M. Murdoch, Daniel Rinchuse, Thomas Zullo, and Daniel DiBagno explore a survey and literature to define the ideal ...

Effect of surgical corticotomy versus low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the rate of canine retraction in orthodontic patients

Drs. Noha Ali El-Ashmawi, Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour, Shaimaa Saeed Nasr, Mona M. Salah Fayed, Amr Ragab El-Beialy, and Essam Mohamed ...

In my practice: aligner therapy with added high-frequency vibration

Dr. David R. Boschken discusses a combination of therapies that can lead to more efficient orthodontic treatment During my 20-year ...

Orthodontic Case Studies

Anterior open bite correction in skeletal Class I patient

Dr. Diego Peydro demonstrates treatment for an open bite in seven appointments Introduction Over the years, there have been many ...

Using Spark™ Clear Aligners in open bite closure with TADs

Dr. Bill Dischinger illustrates treating a patient’s narrow arches and anterior open bite with clear aligner therapy My orthodontic training ...

Class II Division I, 9 mm overjet

Dr. Aron Dellinger discusses treatment with the Roncone PhysioDynamic System (PDS) application of the 20/20 molar bracket Initial impressions utilizing ...

Idiopathic condylar resorption: a case report

Dr. Bradford Edgren illustrates a patient with dysfunctional remodeling of the condyle A healthy 16-year 10-month-old female presented for a ...

Simple treatment mechanics for a highly esthetic result

Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss brackets that offered precise control for efficient treatment As we reopen our offices, ...

Simple treatment mechanics for with a highly esthetic result

Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss brackets that offered precise control for efficient treatment As we reopen our offices, ...

Fewer office visits using high-frequency vibration to close an anterior open bite

Dr. Esther Feldman ponders what came first, the open bite or the habit? Which came first, the chicken or the ...

Vertical control and efficiency in treating a Class III malocclusion

Dr. Michael T. DePascale discusses his experience in the development and use of a new clear aligner system Introduction In ...

Nonsurgical correction of a maxillary hypoplastic/mandibular hyperplastic patient

Drs. Jeffrey Silmon and Chris Cosse devise a treatment plan that avoided certain surgical disadvantages Introduction Figure 1: Initial photos ...

Severe crowding with a transverse skeletal discrepancy impacting self-esteem

Editor’s intro: Dr. Antonino Secchi illustrates how orthodontists are improving smiles and also impacting self esteem. Dr. Antonino Secchi illustrates ...

Effective protocols for treatment of Class II malocclusion with moderate dental crowding

Editor’s intro: The primary treatment plan is not the only option. Read about how Dr. Michael Bicknell found an alternate ...

The multifactorial challenges to treating non-growing adult Class III patients

Editor’s intro: Dr. Bryan Lockhart’s solution to the many challenges to treatment for this patient involved a multi-faceted approach to treatment. Dr. ...

Orthodontic Industry News

Ultradent Partners with American Orthodontics

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah February 11, 2021. Ultradent Products, Inc., and American Orthodontics are excited to announce a partnership in which ...

Ormco Corporation announces its Forum 2021 virtual event featuring the new Damon Ultima System and Science Behind Spark Clear Aligners

Delivering industry-leading education for 20+ years, the Forum 2021 is tailored for orthodontic practices striving to stay on the cutting-edge ...

Carestream Dental, Howard University Partner to Advance Digital Dentistry and Technology Innovation

ATLANTA—Carestream Dental has partnered with the prestigious Howard University to provide innovative digital solutions to students at its College of ...

EasyRx Adds Custom Aligner Fields to the EasyRx Aligner Prescription Form

EasyRx, Atlanta, announced the addition of custom aligner fields to their EasyRx Aligner Prescription January 18, 2021--Form, part of the ...

Spark™ Clear Aligners Announces Most Substantial Upgrade

Spark’s Release 10 Introduces Proprietary Features Not Previously Available with Clear Aligner Therapy Designed to Give Orthodontists Greater Start-to-Finish Control ...

Smile Stream Solutions Announces Exclusive Distribution of DB Orthodontics Ixion Instruments

Centennial, CO, USA, January 25, 2021 –Smile Stream Solutions has formally announced their Exclusive Distribution of DB Orthodontics’ complete line ...

Smile Stream Solutions Announces Acquisition Of OrthoEssentials

Centennial, CO, USA, January 13, 2021-Smile Stream Solutions has formally announced its acquisition of OrthoEssentials, a full-service provider of orthodontic ...

Curve Dental Advances Patient Engagement with the Launch of Curve GRO

PROVO, Utah, January 13, 2021 -- Curve Dental, a leading provider of cloud-based dental solutions, today announced the release of ...

Formlabs Printers Validated by Carestream Dental to Make Designing and Printing Clear Aligners More Accessible

ATLANTA-As doctors branch out and offer their patients more services, the ability to easily add technology to support new workflows ...

Carestream Dental Validates SprintRay Pro Printer, Makes it Easier for Practices to Offer Clear Aligners

ATLANTA-Now, more doctors can confidently add in-house clear aligners as a treatment option for their patients with the validation of ...

EasyRx Announces Automated Bracket Removal

EasyRx, Atlanta, announced the addition EasyRx 3D Automated Bracket Removal software to its EasyRx universal lab prescription, digital workflow, and ...

Virtual Dentsply Sirona World: Exciting program with motivating speakers and inspirational solutions for efficient workflows

Charlotte/Bensheim, November 24, 2020. Exciting lectures, inspiring breakout sessions, motivating speakers - the virtual Dentsply Sirona World set a new ...

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