When asked the question “What do you intend to do after graduation?”, most of the orthodontic residents I have talked to over the past few decades have indicated that they want to find desirable and e...
Drs. Voudouris, Poulos, and Schismenos propose a four-sided analysis that facilitates a quick assessment of the growing patient’s facial pattern and condition. Ten principles of successful treatment with Class II mandibular advancers are also presented, along with tips for clinical management of the Invisalign advancer.
The nickel titanium Memoria Leaf Spring Activated Expander provides a slow, continuous force using only a single screw. Activation is performed at regular office visits rather than at home. The effectiveness of this device is demonstrated by digital arch measurements of two cases presented by Drs. Manzella, Franchi, and Al-Jewair.
JCO Editor Robert Keim moderates a panel of experts on the pros and cons of opening a new orthodontic practice. Important considerations including demographics, location, financing, office design, equipment, staff hiring, and marketing are all discussed.
Drs. de Brito, Simões, and Machado resolve a unilateral posterior crossbite and lower anterior crowding in only 15 months. Buccal and palatal miniscrews are used initially to anchor elastic chain for molar intrusion. After leveling with fixed appliances, intermaxillary elastics are added to extrude the molars into occlusion.
Retaining the opened space for permanent replacement of missing teeth poses an esthetic challenge, especially in young patients who eat lunch at school. In this simple technique, the authors bond temporary anterior pontics to a fixed retainer wire for a quick, in-office solution.
Efforts to reduce patient dosage from CBCT have focused on reducing the field of view—an impractical approach for orthodontic imaging. This study from Drs. Mah and Danforth uses direct dosimetry to evaluate the effectiveness of an alternative approach: reducing exposure by performing a half scan instead of the traditional full scan.
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