Although it is unlikely that the extraction debate will ever be completely resolved, the vast majority of practicing orthodontists currently accept that extractions are a necessary part of our treatme...
The first installment in this biennial series of reports covers changes in orthodontic economics and practice administration that have occurred since the first JCO Practice Study in 1981. Tables on practice activity, fees, management methods, delegation, practice-building methods, and referrals are included.
The authors present a simple device for forced eruption of impacted canines without special patient compliance. Unlike previous techniques, it avoids using the lateral incisors for anchorage, reducing the possibility of root resorption and the need for additional palatal root torque.
Millennial parents are part of a highly mobile generation that depends on virtual interaction. This article shows how orthodontists can tap into the power of social media and virtual intelligence to appeal to these influential decision-makers outside of regular office visits.
A young patient with a skeletal Class III malocclusion was successfully treated without surgery after extraction of the lower first molars. Precise mechanics are recommended to achieve optimal force control and long-term stability in such cases.
The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device commonly requires the addition of crimpable metal shims to the push-rods for reactivation. This Pearl shows how composite beads can serve as a simple alternative to the shims, using materials readily available in the office.
BARRY J. GLASER, DMD 246 pages. $69.95. 2017.3L Publishing, LLC, 6130 Caliente Court, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. (916) 502-1661; www.3Lpublishing.com. As Dr. Barry Glaser points out in his preface, the inte...
Long mini-implants placed in extra-alveolar areas of good bone quality and quantity can provide stable anchorage without the added cost and surgery of miniplates. The authors evaluate the potential of two new sites, the zygoma and the symphysis, in orthopedic Class III treatment.
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