Dr. John L. Hayes discusses an alternative to the Wits appraisal for certain types of patients Abstract The proposed Wits modification uses a newly constructed “normal” occlusal plane-mandibular plane angle (NOP-MP) of 17 degrees (15 degrees for patients less than 12 years old) to replace a patient’s actual occlusal plane-mandibular plane angle (OP- MP) …Read Clinical Study
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Drs. Alys M. Murdoch, Daniel Rinchuse, Thomas Zullo, and Daniel DiBagno explore a survey and literature to define the ideal orthodontic outcome Abstract Introduction The aim of this study was to investigate what orthodontists’ perceive as the important aspects of smile esthetics. It investigated whether orthodontists agree with the current literature involving the …Read Clinical Study
Drs. Noha Ali El-Ashmawi, Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour, Shaimaa Saeed Nasr, Mona M. Salah Fayed, Amr Ragab El-Beialy, and Essam Mohamed Nasef Selim compare techniques to accelerate certain tooth movements Abstract The present split mouth trial compares the effect of surgical corticotomy and low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the rate of maxillary canine retraction. Orthodontic …Read Clinical Study
Dr. David R. Boschken discusses a combination of therapies that can lead to more efficient orthodontic treatment During my 20-year orthodontic career, it has been my experience that tooth movement can lead to discomfort and pain. It has been reported that orthodontic pain has a prevalence of 72%–100%, perceived as feelings of soreness, pressure, or …Read Clinical Study
Drs. Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour, Noha Ali El-Ashmawi, Amr Ragab El-Beialy, Mona M. Salah Fayed, and Faten Hussein Kamel Eid investigate the effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the rate of maxillary canine retractionRead Clinical Study