December 2017 Issue Highlights Weekly Aligner Changes to Improve Invisalign Treatment Efficiency Align Technology’s North American Clinical Advisory Board recently issued recommendations for expediting aligner changes from biweekly to weekly. The author describes the rationale for these recommendations and provides details of a clinical study examining the effects of weekly aligner changes in his own practice.
December 2017 Issue Highlights 2017 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 3: Practice Growth and Staff Data The final installment in this three-part series assesses practice growth over the past two years in terms of case starts and gross income, as well as expectations for further increases in 2018 and factors impacting lack of growth. Staff utilization, compensation, and benefits are also covered.
December 2017 Issue Highlights CASE REPORT Two-Phase Treatment of Anterior Open BiteFree Access A 5-year-old patient’s pacifier-sucking habit is stopped in the early mixed dentition during a first phase of maxillary expansion. The malocclusion is subsequently corrected in the permanent dentition using a combination of extraoral traction and orthodontic extraction treatment.
December 2017 Issue Highlights Pain and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Guided Piezocorticision-Assisted Orthodontic Treatment Multidisciplinary Management of Post-Ankylosis Malocclusion and Mandibular Deformity THE EDITOR'S CORNER Anticipating the PuckFree Access Complete table of contents
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