September 2021 Issue Highlights Distalization of Lower Molars to Alleviate Lower Anterior Crowding with the Invisalign System In a series of five cases, Drs. Orloff and Shiikha demonstrate the application of clear aligners in distalizing lower molars to relieve moderate anterior crowding. No extractions, intermaxillary elastics, or temporary anchorage devices are employed, and interproximal reduction is used only to address tooth-size discrepancies.
September 2021 Issue Highlights THE CUTTING EDGE Cementation and Removal of 3D-Printed ExpandersFree Access Dr. Coleman introduces a device that is laser-sintered in the laboratory, based on a routine digital intraoral scan. This technique avoids the drawbacks of traditional banded expanders, which require orthodontic separators, and bonded expanders, which can encroach on the gingival margins and are hard to remove.
September 2021 Issue Highlights A Two-Stage Approach for Phenotype Modification with Connective Tissue and Bone Grafts in Periodontally Compromised Class II, Division 2 Patients Drs. Matsumoto, Tanna, and Boucher describe a method involving soft-tissue augmentation with a connective tissue graft followed by hard-tissue modification with a bone graft. This approach is designed to restore full periodontal health prior to maxillary molar distalization in adult patients.
September 2021 Issue Highlights A New Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD in Growing Patients CASE REPORT Retreatment of a Skeletal Class III Malocclusion Using Mandibular Extra-Alveolar Mini-Implants PEARLS Minimizing Side Effects During Canine Extrusion with Twin Brackets CASE REPORT Nonsurgical Treatment of a Surgically Prepared Skeletal Class III Patient Using Skeletal AnchorageFree Access Complete table of contents
We will continue to update our COVID-19 section here on the website. Includes links to a two-part article partially published in June on the way forward, including clinical considerations, a look a management and financial planning, two articles from the upcoming May 2020 issue on office safety, the McGill-Hill Group resources page, getting your equipment ready, a take on virtual appointments from Dr. Laurance Jerrold, an article from our archive on avoiding handpiece usage for plaque control, bonding in COVID-19 era from Paul Gange of Reliance, the "2for2" technique to minimize droplets and aerosols, and our video office reopening blog.
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