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August 2005
Volume 39, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

What's a Doctor to Do?

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

What's a Doctor to Do?I recently did a consultation for an interesting case that left me thinking. The patient was an attractive young lady, mid-30s, blonde hair, blue eyes, tall, slender. She had a C...

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A New Low-Friction Ligation System

ARTURO FORTINI, MD, DDS, MASSIMO LUPOLI, MD, DDS, VITTORIO CACCIAFESTA, DDS, MS

Many factors can contribute to the frictional resistance of edgewise appliances,1-7 including bracket and wire materials and cross-sections, surface conditions of the archwires and bracket slots, torq...

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PEARLS

Bonding Impacted Teeth Without Moisture Contamination

SANDHYA JAIN, MDS

Moisture contamination can make it difficultto bond an orthodontic attachment to animpacted tooth, especially if the exposed surfaceis small and blood is oozing.1,2 Self-etching andhydrophilic primers...

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An Alternative Method of Space Closure: The Hycon Device

RICHARD P. MCLAUGHLIN, DDS, ANMOL S. KALHA, OSRE, BSC, BDS, MDS, WINFRIED SCHUETZ, DMD

In the standard edgewise technique, space closureis usually performed with closing-looparches rather than sliding mechanics. This is primarilybecause of the friction created by 1st-,2nd-, and 3rd-orde...

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Shear Bond Strengths Using an Indirect Technique with Different Light Sources

ARI Y. KRUG, DMD, R. SCOTT CONLEY, DMD

Many orthodontists use indirect bonding forgreater accuracy and efficiency of bracketplacement.1,2 Both clinical and laboratory studieshave demonstrated that indirect systems producebond strengths sim...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Correction of Incisor Position After Breakage of a Fixed Lingual Retainer

REINIER HOOGEVEEN, DDS

Fixed lingual retainers1,2 aresubject to breakage from bitingon hard substances, trauma,or improper bonding technique.3If the patient is unaware of thefracture or fails to report itpromptly, some chan...

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Modified Intrusive Mechanics in Lingual Segmented-Arch Treatment

RYOON-KI HONG, DDS, PHD, TAE-GUN KIM, DDS, SEUNG-MIN LIM, DDS, CHOONG-HYO LEE, DDS

Deep overbite correction usually involvesextrusion of the posterior teeth, intrusion ofthe anterior teeth, or both.1 In patients with mesofacialand dolichofacial patterns, molar extrusionmay produce u...

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