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Controlling incisor position to optimize horizontal chin expression in Class II subjects treated with the MARA (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance)

Editor’s intro: Drs. Eckhart and Al-Jewair compared MARA-device treated boys and girls to those using mandibular advancers. See their results regarding how much more chin growth can be achieved using the MARA during treatment intervals of a little more than a year during gender-appropriate ages of pubertal mandibular growth. Drs. James E. Eckhart and Thikriat Al-Jewair study …

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Thermoplastic aligners with dimples and relief areas for minor tooth movements

Editor’s intro: This study focuses on using thermoplastic aligners with dimples and relief areas to correct minor incisor relapse with minimal cost to the patient and doctor.  Drs. Tara M. Kraisinger, Daniel J. Rinchuse, Thomas Zullo, and Jennifer L. Giltner discuss a predictable and cost-effective way to prevent relapse Retention, the final phase of orthodontic treatment, aims …

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Magnitude of monthly pubertal mandibular growth in untreated Class II teens, and the relationship between upper and lower incisor movements and horizontal versus vertical expression of chin growth

Editor’s intro: Drs. James E. Eckhart and Thikriat Al-Jewair delve into mandibular growth in boys and girls and how it relates to tooth movement and chin growth.  Drs. James E. Eckhart and Thikriat Al-Jewair quantify how much the mandibles of untreated pubertal boys and girls grow per month and show how certain growth of the chin is …

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Drs. Helena Kilic, Daniel J. Rinchuse, and Thomas Zullo describe a study on the effectiveness of Icon in the resolution of white spot lesions

The perception of orthodontists and laypeople on the esthetics of teeth treated with Icon® resin infiltration for the resolution of white spot lesions after the removal of fixed orthodontic appliances Abstract Objective: To determine the effectiveness of Icon® in the resolution of white spot lesions (WSLs) after the removal of fixed orthodontic appliances as perceived …

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Abstracts: July-August 2016

Accuracy and reliability of Dolphin 3D voxel-based superimposition Mohamed Bazina, DDS, MSD Background Superimposition of cephalograms has many uses in orthodontics, including growth evaluation and outcome assessments, but cephalograms are distorted and show incomplete two-dimensional data. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) provides a three-dimensional, undistorted, and more complete analysis of our patients. Superimposition of 2 …

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A survey of orthodontic practitioners regarding centric bite registrations

A study by Drs. Nancy Proano Wise, Donald Rinchuse, and Daniel Rinchuse   Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to survey ortho-dontic clinicians on the topic of centric bite registrations. Specifically, this study surveyed 1) who is/are the person(s) taking the bite registrations in United States orthodontic practices, 2) the methods being used …

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