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September 2016

The Editor's Corner

Escape from the Twilight Zone

...Preprogrammed appliances can get us about 90% of the way to a finished result, which, if left at that point, would still be a functional occlusion with an acceptable smile. But a truly beautiful smile requires substantial customization and treatment mechanics that go far beyond merely straightening teeth. Features such as black triangles, vertical relationships between the smile line and lip line, breadth of the arches, and especially the smile arc all need to be taken into consideration. These seemingly minor details make the difference between a beautiful, artistic smile and a technically acceptable smile....

On the cover: The Leaf Expander described by Dr. Lanteri and colleagues is illustrated on this month’s cover.

September Issue Highlights

OVERVIEW The T-Zone: Median vs. Paramedian Insertion of Palatal Mini-Implants
Wilmes, Ludwig, Vasudavan, Nienkemper, Drescher

Use of a Minitube Appliance in Periodontally Compromised Adult Patients with Severely Displaced Incisors
Hwang, Jeon, Lee, Boyd

CASE REPORT Use of Segmented Mechanics to Achieve an Ideal Smile Arc and Rejuvenated Dental Appearance
Machado, Moura

The Leaf Expander for Non-Compliance Treatment in the Mixed Dentition
Lanteri, Beretta, Lanteri, Gianolio, Cherchi, Franchi

Complete September table of contents

JCO Online Features

2017 JCO Student of the Year Competition Now Open

The 2017 JCO Eugene L. Gottlieb Student of the Year, presented by American Orthodontics, is now accepting nominations! Each orthodontic department in the United States may nominate one current student for this award for clinical excellence. Nominations must come from the orthodontic department, not from individual students. The submission deadline is November 18, 2016, at 4 P.M. Mountain time.

For more information, please download our fact sheet. To make a nomination, you will need a submission form and a copy of our submission guidelines.

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