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Direct-indirect bracket bonding

Drs. Larry W. White and Francesca Scilla Smith discuss their chosen method of bracket bonding Introduction Every orthodontic textbook and ...

Calculated risks add up to greatness

"Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." – ...

Pediatric sleep apnea — screening and billing

Christine Taxin offers guidance on screening for childhood sleep apnea and billing Orthodontics has become the first line of defense ...

For optimal quality of life, treat sleep disorders

An editorial focus of this issue is sleep and, importantly, the comorbid consequences of sleep pathology. The most common sleep ...

Dentofacial Esthetics: From Macro to Micro

David M. Sarver, DMD, MS • 2020, Quintessence Publishing Co. • www.quintpub.com Dr. David M. Sarver has offered the dental ...

Treatment of an adult Class II malocclusion with a hyperdivergent mandible and an open bite

Drs. Emad Hussein, Sari Amer, Yazan Ashhab, Khaled Qattawi, Mohammad Abo Mowais, Nezar Watted, Zuhir Anani, and Manal Samarah treat a ...

Brava by Brius™

Bringing transformative technology to orthodontics Brius Technologies is a forward-thinking innovation company dedicated to improving the orthodontic experience of both ...

Gaidge’s New Patient Tracker

Introducing a better way to manage your new patients Gaidge’s newest product, the New Patient Tracker, will be released in ...

What is in a number?

Dr. Amy B. Jackson discusses pricing psychology and how it relates to orthodontics For many in the world of healthcare, ...

The power of choice

Dr. Manika Agarwal discusses relying on our strengths to develop a versatile approach The choice The prevalence of social media, ...

CareCredit — Financing Simplified

It’s simple. Accepting CareCredit to help more patients get a straighter and more attractive smile is easier than ever because ...

The 4th industrial revolution and dental sleep medicine: Digital Sleep Dentistry 4.0™

Béatrice and Diane Robichaud explain how Panthera’s cutting-edge technology is transforming treatment experiences The French have played a distinguished role ...

Orthodontic Clinical Studies

Dental Mental Network

Dr. Brett E. Gilbert and Sue Jeffries discuss the importance of providing a safe space in support of dentists’ mental ...

Practitioner perceptions of the link between orthodontics and temporomandibular disorders (TMD): a survey of dentists, orthodontists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Drs. Chadwick Augusty, Shadbeh Taghizadeh, Vincent Graves, John Stockstill, and Courtney McCracken (biostatistics) study the perceived association between orthodontics and ...

Examining the dental canon

Drs. Francesca Scilla Smith and Larry W. White discuss centric occlusion, centric relation, and the role of canines Canines Prior ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 & ...

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 ...

Management of facial asymmetries — true skeletal or functional shift

Drs. Jamie Y. Kim, Chung How Kau, and Ahmet A. Celebi show a patient’s progress through treatment Figure 1: Pretreatment ...

Manual osteoperforation and high-frequency vibration

Dr. R. Bruce McFarlane illustrates technologies that facilitate treatment goals Over the years, as I explore beneficial technologies to add ...

The value of orthodontic study models for diagnosis and treatment planning: a survey

Drs. Nathan Yetter and Donald J. Rinchuse investigate whether orthodontic e-models and/or plaster models are useful Introduction: The purpose of ...

Orthodontic Case Studies

Treatment of an adult Class II malocclusion with a hyperdivergent mandible and an open bite

Drs. Emad Hussein, Sari Amer, Yazan Ashhab, Khaled Qattawi, Mohammad Abo Mowais, Nezar Watted, Zuhir Anani, and Manal Samarah treat a ...

The power of choice

Dr. Manika Agarwal discusses relying on our strengths to develop a versatile approach The choice The prevalence of social media, ...

Pushing the limits

Dr. Jeffrey M. Heinz illustrates a clinical case study treated with Spark™ Clear Aligners In my practice, I have traditionally ...

Katelyn’s story

Figure 1: Katelyn Dr. Todd Rankin shares a story of extraordinary teamwork and the stunning transformation of a young woman ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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

SPARK™ CLEAR ALIGNERS RELEASE 13 PROVIDES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ORTHODONTIC INNOVATIONS WITH GROUND-BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE CLINICAL FEATURES

Doctor-Driven Innovation and Improvements Provide Superior Control, More Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Brea, Calif. (November 1, 2022) – Ormco ...

Movemints, LLC Hits Milestone with 15 Million Mints Shipped Globally

Movemints Promote Optimal Tooth Movement, Increase Blood Flow and Eliminate Dry Mouth During Clear Aligner Treatment PITTSBURGH (Oct. 24, 2022) ...

Orthodontists Can Now Remineralize White Spot Lesions Around Brackets With Curodont™ Repair Fluoride Plus

Innovative caries treatment is 13 times more effective than fluoride varnish* and has 95% success rate҂ Algonquin, IL, USA, October ...

Straumann Group Selects Sunbit Technology To Expand Patient Access to Best-in-Class Financing Options

Financing approval in minutes to help practices across the country offer patients a new way to achieve a functional, confident ...

3D Diagnostix Digital Services Now Integrated with Morita i-Dixel Imaging Software

IRVINE, Calif. – (September 30, 2022) – J. MORITA USA, world-leader in imaging technology, has made the following announcement regarding ...

WildSmiles and SmileSuite Announce New Partnership

Providers can attract new patients with direct-to-consumer digital promoting OMAHA, NE (September 29, 2022)—WildSmiles Braces, an innovative supplier of unique ...

Curve Dental Announces Partnership with Dental Whale to Simplify the Business of Dentistry

Las Vegas, Nevada, September 19, 2022 - Curve Dental, the most-widely used cloud-based practice management solution for the dental industry, ...

EasyRx now integrates with In Hand Dental

ATLANTA – September 15, 2022 – EasyRx®, a leading provider of universal lab prescription, digital workflow, and 3D software for ...

Two Years Running: Ultradent Makes Fortune ‘Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production’ & Enters Top 5 in Nation

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah September 7, 2022. Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is ...

HopeKids & Tuttle Shuttle Announce Partnership

Sept. 6, 2022 Scottsdale, AZ  USA- The Tuttle Shuttle Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with HopeKids in which ...

Complete Specialty Solutions Completes Funding Round and Launches Stream Dental Software Platform

Industry First In-House Specialty Software Platform for DSOs & Traveling Specialists HOUSTON, TX (August 23, 2022) – Complete Specialty Solutions ...

ONDIEM AND ADAA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

As staffing costs rise, onDiem drills down to improve bottom lines PORTLAND, ORE., August 22, 2022 — onDiem is excited ...

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