January 2021 Issue Highlights Mandibular Advancement in Adult Skeletal Class II Patients Using Clear Aligners and Photobiomodulation Dr. El-Bialy describes the combination of PBM with the Invisalign mandibular advancement feature in adult patients. In certain cases, this approach may avoid the need for extractions or orthognathic surgery. The protocol is illustrated in an adult female who was treated in only seven months.
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.
January 2021 Issue Highlights Aligner Treatment of Transposed Maxillary Canines and Lateral IncisorsFree Access Aligner therapy can now be employed to accommodate forced eruption of transposed canines and lateral incisors, using auxiliaries such as elastomeric traction applied directly to the trays. The authors present a typical treatment involving a 13-year-old female patient.
January 2021 Issue Highlights Maxillary Space Closure Using Aligners and Palatal Mini-Implants in Patients with Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors The Mesialslider allows the use of sliding mechanics anchored by mini-implants in the anterior palate. As Drs. Wilmes, Schwarze, Vasudavan, and Drescher demonstrate, this facilitates closure of upper edentulous spaces when used either simultaneously or consecutively with clear aligner treatment.
January 2021 Issue Highlights Orthognatic Surgery Combined with Clear Aligner Therapy CASE REPORT Extraction Treatment of Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion and Deep Overbite Using Aligners and Temporary Anchorage Devices PEARLS The Hybrid Aligner Approach for Extrusion and Rotation of Posterior Teeth Complete table of contents
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