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October 2004
Volume 38, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Problem in Orthodontics

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

Editor's Note: To respond to this commentary,post a message in the JCO OnlineForum under the heading "Feedback".The Problem in OrthodonticsThere are few circumstances more frustrating in anyorthodonti...

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Use of Bonded Power Arms in Cases with Missing Upper Lateral Incisors

DEUCK RYONG CHONG, DDS, YOUN SIC CHUN, DDS, MSD, PHD

There are two basic options for treating patientswith missing maxillary lateral incisors.The first is to close the spaces and substitute thecanines for the lateral incisors; the second is toredistrib...

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THE READERS' CORNER

JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD

Topics this month include indirect vs. direct bonding and use of Invisalign appliances.1. Do you use indirect bonding? What do youfind are the advantages and disadvantages ofindirect bonding?Only 12% ...

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BOOK REVIEWS

MICHAEL B. ROGERS, DDS

Reviewed here: Willison and Warunek: Practical Guide to Orthodontic Appliances (2004)Practical Guide to Orthodontic AppliancesBRIAN D. WILLISON, CDTSTEPHEN P. WARUNEK, DDS, MS619 pages. $195. 2004.Gr...

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An Acrylic Transfer Tray for Direct-Bonded Lingual Retainers

ESAD ZEKIÇ, DDS, PHD, IBRAHIM ERHAN GELGÖR, DDS, PHD

Many orthodontists use 3-3 or 4-4 bonded lingualretainers for optimal functional andesthetic retention of the anterior teeth.1-4 Oneproblem with these retainers, however, has beenthe accuracy of place...

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Direct Bonding of Ortho Flextech Lingual Retainers

ELLIOTT M. MOSKOWITZ, DDS, MSD, M. BINA PARK, DDS, MS, MARY EVE MAESTRE, DDS

After orthodontic treatment, retention of themandibular incisors often requires specialattention because of their high potential forrelapse. Many different removable and fixed retainershave been intro...

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A Simple Transfer Tray for Bonding Lingual Retainers

BHAVIL ACHARYA, MDS, DIVYAKANT A. ACHARYA, MDS, K.M. KELUSKAR, MDS

This article describes a simple, cost-effective,and accurate technique for bonding lingualretainers.1,2Retainer FabricationSince the transfer tray is not customized foreach individual patient, any pos...

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Bonding Fiber-Reinforced Lingual Retainers with Color-Reactivating Flowable Composite

MARC GESERICK, DDS, JUDITH BALL, BCD, MSC, MOrth, ANDREA WICHELHAUS, DDS, PHD

Fiber-reinforced composites (FRCs) have beendeveloped as esthetic and metal-free alternativesfor various dental materials, includingprosthodontic bridges and crowns, periodontalsplints, and orthodonti...

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CASE REPORT

Orthodontics and Implant Therapy to Replace a Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor

GILIANA ZUCCATI, MD, DDS

Osseointegrated implants havebeen successfully used as alternativesto bridges for replacementof congenitally missingteeth.1-11 Although normal andstable papillae are difficult to obtainbetween adjacen...

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