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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 this survey study was to investigate whether orthodontic e-models and/or plaster models are perceived to be useful for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Methods: An email invitation from the American Association of Orthodontists, AAO Partners …

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Treating sleep disorders with oral appliances

Dr. Ronald Perkins discusses symptoms of sleep disorders and his treatment protocol An as an orthodontist since the early 1970s, I typically recommended the surgical removal of the enlarged tonsils and adenoids that caused airway blockage in young children. The results of this well-known surgical procedure were immediate: Parents reported that their children were sleeping …

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Sleep apnea treatment: a survey investigating current orthodontic treatments and philosophies

A study by Drs. Ryan Walter, Donald Rinchuse, and Daniel Rinchuse shows a wide range of responses on the treatment of OSA Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to survey orthodontists regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods An email invitation from the American Association …

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Post or no post?

Dr. Marcelo Balsamo presents a case report demonstrating direct adhesive post luting and core buildup in one appointment. The question about whether to use a post or not is essentially one of substance lost. A large amount of substance loss in the clinical crown area is an argument for anchoring and reinforcing the core buildup …

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White spot lesion treatment alternatives: an in-office trial and survey

Drs. Bethany R. Middleton, Donald J. Rinchuse, and Thomas G. Zullo investigate current trends of treatment alternatives for white spot lesions Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of MI Paste™ compared to fluoride used in mitigating white spot lesions. Simultaneously, a survey was designed to investigate current trends of …

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The importance of nasal breathing and its effect on the direction of mandibular growth

Dr. Nelson J. Oppermann discusses nasal breathing as an essential component to optimal orthodontic results Introduction The effect of breathing patterns on facial growth of children has been well documented. Many articles indicate that nasal obstruction leads to respiration changes, which can influence the facial development pattern. [userloggedin] 1-4   Linder-Aronson5 described the facial characteristic …

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Treating completely blocked canines and full step Class II malocclusion

Dr. Todd Bovenizer presents a full step Class II malocclusion with blocked-out canines utilizing light open coil springs and elastics with the Damon™ System’s Damon™ Q brackets Evaluation and treatment of Class II malocclusion can present a challenge to the practitioner. One must consider the facial ramifications, as well as skeletal and dental characteristics. [userloggedin] …

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