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July 2019
Volume 53, Issue 7

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

"Surgery-First" Aligner Treatment

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Although I enjoy every aspect of clinical orthodontics, I must admit to an absolute fascination with orthognathic surgery cases. This began way back in my freshman year of dental school, when an overv...

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Digital Bracket Placement for Indirect Bonding

BILL LAYMAN DMD, MBA

Dr. Bill Layman describes a procedure that utilizes a digital intraoral scanner and 3D-printed transfer media to improve the accuracy of bracket placement and reduce lab time, while taking advantage of the chairside efficiency of indirect bonding. Includes video.

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CASE REPORT

"Surgery-First" Approach with Invisalign Therapy to Correct a Class II Malocclusion and Severe Mandibular Retrognathism

JOY CHANG BS, DDS, MDS, DEREK STEINBACHER DMD, MD, RAVINDRA NANDA BDS, MS, PhD, FLAVIO URIBE DDS, MDS

The “surgery-first” approach appeals to adults who wish to avoid a temporary worsening of their facial appearance during presurgical orthodontics. Drs. Chang, Steinbacher, Nanda, and Uribe show how postsurgical aligner therapy can further enhance the esthetics and acceptability of treatment for such patients.

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Uprighting Deeply Impacted Mandibular Second Molars with Miniscrew Anchorage

JIE ZHEN MDS, CONG-HUA LIU MDS, WEN-XUAN ZHANG MDS, LI-SHU ZHOU MDS, HAO-XIAN HE MDS, XUAN QIN MDS, ZE-DONG LAN PhD

The availability of micro-implant anchorage with immediate loading offers new possibilities for extrusion and uprighting of severely impacted second molars, as the authors demonstrate. A 24-year-old female patient is presented as an example of the technique.

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Use of C-Tube Microplates for Controlling the Vertical Dimension During Maxillary Incisor Intrusion

MIN-KI NOH DMD, MS, PhD, KYUNG WON SEO DDS, MS, HYERAN CHOO DDS, MS, PhD, KYU-RHIM CHUNG DMD, MS, PhD, SEONG-HUN KIM DMD, MS, PhD

C-tube microplates can be adjusted to allow delivery of multidirectional forces for vertical control of the upper anterior teeth. Drs. Noh, Seo, Choo, Chung, and Kim describe the application of bendable I-shaped or long T-shaped microplates beneath the anterior nasal spine.

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Precise Bonding of Aligner Attachments

SHAKEEL AHMED VALAI KASIM MDS, DIBO, NAVEED AHMED VALAI KASIM BDS, MADAMBAKKAM KUMARASWAMY ANAND MDS, SHOBBANA THALUR MDS

The authors present a simple procedure that can eliminate voids, minimize flash, and facilitate flash removal from around bonded attachments in clear aligner treatment. When this technique is used, the attachments will more closely match the computer setup.

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PEARLS

Mouthpiece Modification for Herbst Appliances

NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS

This Pearl shows how to modify the cheek protection shields and occlusal tabs of an Ultra-Guard sports mouthpiece so that it fits comfortably under the telescoping arms of a Herbst appliance. The procedure can be adapted to work with other bite-jumping devices as well. Includes video.

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Continuing Education from July 2019 Issue (questions only)

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Product News Published in July 2019 Issue

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