Dr. James J. Jasper discusses the efficacy of the Jasper Vektor® Appliance Introduction From the beginning of the modern ortho-dontic era, which began in the early 1900s to the present, orthodontic clinicians have had the perception that the etiology of Class II malocclusions resided in the maxillary arch. Clinicians can imagine how that appreciation began …Read Clinical Study
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Dr. Andrew Wallace uses the principles of “smile design” for a patient seeking cosmetic improvement of his upper and lower teeth A patient’s own self-perception and body image can be a motivating factor for cosmetic treatment, including cosmeticdentistry and orthodontics (Davis, Ashworth, and Spriggs, 1998), and patients expect to have an improvement in posttreatment (Pabari, …Read Clinical Study
Dr. Daniel Klauer uses MFT for his patients on a daily basis for malocclusion and OSA The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Northern Indiana (my practice) is limited to treating craniofacial pain, TMD, headaches, and sleep-disordered breathing for both children and adults. What started as a TMJ and Sleep Therapy practice for adults …Read Clinical Study
Dr. Patrik Zachrisson describes a tooth-colored milled bonded retainer in PEEK Abstract Following all types of active orthodontic treatment, a period of retention is advised in order to prevent relapse and the natural movement of teeth as they wear and shift as we get older. As there are many types of retainers, the one …Read Clinical Study
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) in …Read Clinical Study
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 smile and …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