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April 2011
Volume 45, Issue 4

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Analog Meets Digital

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Most practicing orthodontists, like me, tend to be rather conservative, sticking with time-proven techniques and procedures rather than jumping on board every new development that comes along. Of cour...

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Efficient Tooth Movement with Early Full-Size Archwires

K. HERO BREUNING DDS, PhD

Smaller stainless steel wires are traditionally used in the early stages of orthodontic treatment because of the need for flexibility, reduced friction, and lighter forces. These small round wires hav...

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A Three-Dimensional Setup Model with Dental Roots

HONGMING GUO DDS, PhD, JING ZHOU DDS, YUXING BAI DDS, PhD, SONG LI DDS, PhD

Proper root alignment, an important standard in the evaluation of orthodontic treatmentoutcomes, is significantly affected by the accuracy of bracket placement. Adverse consequences such as non-parall...

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Importance of the Occlusal Plane in Virtual Treatment Planning

DAVID E. PAQUETTE DDS, MS, MSD, FACD

Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning have recently moved into the digital realm, to the extent that virtual treatment projections have become commonplace. Several proprietary software platform...

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CASE REPORT

Mandibular Molar Protraction with the Twin Force Bite Corrector in a Class II Patient

AMIRPARVIZ R. DAVOODY DDS, MDS, JONATHAN FELDMAN DDS, MS, FLAVIO A. URIBE DDS, MDS, RAVINDRA NANDA BDS, MDS, PhD

Nonextraction approaches to Class II treatment involve either distalization of the maxillary dentition or the use of functional appliances or elastics to achieve a Class I occlusion.1,2 Extraction of ...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Closure of a Minor Midline Diastema Using Essix Trays

DANIEL CASSARELLA DMD, JASON PAIR DDS

We have successfully used a sectioned Essix* appliance to close a relapsed maxillary midline diastema in an adult patient. The procedure is as follows: 1. Fabricate an upper canine-to-canine Essix tra...

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An In-Office Wire-Bending Robot for Lingual Orthodontics

ALFREDO GILBERT DDS, MS

Although precisely made archwires are crucial to the success of lingual orthodontics, the irregular lingual dental anatomy and small interbracket distances make manual wire-bending difficult, especial...

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JCO Product News, April 2011

Esthetic WiresG&H Wire has introduced a polymer-coated esthetic archwire in either G4 nickel titanium or S304 stainless steel. The flakeresistant, durable polymer coating does not change the dimen...

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