September 2019 Issue Highlights Surgical-Orthodontic Treatment of Adults with Mandibular Retrognathism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea The combination of maxillomandibular advancement surgery with orthodontic treatment can be effective in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Uesugi and colleagues follow changes in a skeletal Class II patient’s upper airway configuration and respiratory function for three years after surgery.
September 2019 Issue Highlights Tooth Whitening in Association with Clear Aligner TreatmentFree Access Drs. Oliverio, Cremonini, Lombardo, and Siciliani designed this clinical study of 38 orthodontic patients to evaluate the efficacy of various at-home whitening protocols when the bleaching agents were sprayed directly onto the interior surfaces of clear aligner trays.
September 2019 Issue Highlights CASE REPORT Uprighting Severely Impacted Lower Second Molars Prior to Class II Correction with Upper Second-Molar Extractions A Class II, division 1 patient’s severely impacted mandibular second molars are uprighted using conventional biomechanics, without temporary anchorage devices, and the maxillary second molars are then extracted to create space for distalization of the upper arch.
September 2019 Issue Highlights The Rules of Bracket Flipping and Switching TECHNIQUE CLINIC Taking Impressions in Patients with Brackets in Place PEARLS Measuring Digital Torque with a Smartphone Complete table of contents
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