Dr. Chad Foster illustrates a technique for patients with moderate-to-severe crowding or protrusion Establishing proper labiolingual inclination of the upper anterior teeth is considered a high esthetic priority in orthodontic treatment. Significant crowding and protrusion of the upper anterior teeth are two of the more common motivating factors for patients seeking orthodontic treatment.1 The final …Read CE Article
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Drs. Bridgette Jones Brooks, Bryan Keith Blankenship, and Jared Stasi explore the literature regarding clear aligners as compared to traditional braces Experimental hypotheses Based on an extensive review of the literature, the experimental hypotheses state that Patients being orthodontically treated with Invisalign® experience less discomfort than patients being treated with traditional fixed appliances. Patients being …Read CE Article
Drs. Larry W. White and Francesca Scilla Smith discuss a technique for maxillary molar anchorage preservation Maxillary molar anchorage has perplexed orthodontists since the beginning of premolar extraction therapies. Every clinician knows from sad experience that maxillary molars easily displace and rotate mesially when challenged with mesial space and force. Obvious and early remedies — …Read Article
Dr. Alfred Griffin III discusses how digital technologies blend to benefit patients and practitioners “Change is the only constant.” – Greek philosopher Heraclitus During current post-COVID-19 days, the above quote represents both the frustration and the resilience in the orthodontic office. After 7.9 million reported cases of COVID-19 (by October 16),1 shutdowns, reopening, and new …Read Article
Dr. Jeffrey Miller shares his insights on how orthodontists can bring more value to the specialty Today more than ever, orthodontists are concerned about the future of their specialty. Although do-it-yourself orthodontics is not new, more technology-savvy companies are reintroducing “DIY” with a precepted sophistication alternative to orthodontic treatment. With the oversimplified promotion of orthodontics …Read Article
Dr. Regina Blevins discusses technologies that cater to the needs of the contemporary patient My practice began its journey from analog to digital before the COVID-19 crisis, and since then, it has become even more apparent that digital tools and applications are imperative to keeping the orthodontic office running in both good and challenging times. …Read Article
Through all of the challenges and changes of 2020, I look forward to 2021 as a year of renewal and rejuvenation. 2020 changed our perspectives on patient care and the way we run our businesses. Sanitizing and masking have become part of daily routines, and new methods of communicating with patients and sharing information with …Read Column
Dr. Diego Peydro demonstrates treatment for an open bite in seven appointments Introduction Over the years, there have been many approaches to treat open bite cases with fixed appliances, but in this case report, I will demonstrate how a complex case with a severe open bite can be treated efficiently. I was able to complete …Read Case Study