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August 2018
Volume 52, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Pros and Cons of Self-Ligation

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Several years ago, I was invited to speak at an interdisciplinary dental conference involving participants from every dental specialty. My assigned topic, similar to those of speakers from the other s...

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Product News Published in August 2018 Issue

PRODUCT NEWS PRODUCT NEWS is presented as a service to the reader and in no way implies endorsement by JCO.

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The Biocreative Strategy Part 3: Extraction Treatment

SEONG-HUN KIM DMD, MSD, PhD, NUR SERIFE ISKENDEROGLU DDS, MSD, PhD, YOON-AH KOOK DDS, MSD, PhD, KYU-RHIM CHUNG DMD, MSD, PhD, GERALD NELSON DDS

Biocreative Strategy utilizes light, continuous forces while avoiding long-term posterior brackets and minimizing skeletal anchorage devices. Drs. Kim, Iskenderoglu, Kook, Chung, and Nelson demonstrate two versions of the C-wire used for en-masse retraction, along with adjustable mechanics for anterior torque control.

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THE HOT SEAT

Self-Ligating Brackets

JOHN W. GRAHAM

Eight experienced clinicians compare self-ligation to conventional twin bracket systems, answering questions from Contributing Editor John Graham about evidence-based research, clinical management, patient acceptance, and the differences between passive and active self-ligating systems.

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The Zygoma-Gear Appliance for Maxillary Molar Distalization

HARSHAL ASHOK PATIL BDS, MDS, VEERENDRA V. KERUDI BDS, MDS, NEERAJ S. PATIL BDS, MDS, PAWANKUMAR DNYANDEO TEKALE BDS, MDS, AMOL VERULKAR BDS, MDS

As described by Drs. Patil, Kerudi, Patil, Tekale, and Verulkar, this modified inner facebow relies on the zygomatic process to anchor upper molar movement without unwanted side effects or the need for patient compliance. The technique is shown in a 14-year-old female patient.

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Single Lower Incisor Extractions in Adult Invisalign Patients

OSCAR MARIO ANTELO DDS, MSc, THIAGO MARTINS MEIRA DDS, MSc, CAIO SEITI MIYOSHI DDS, AHMAD ALLAHHAM DDS, ORLANDO MOTOHIRO TANAKA DDS, PhD

In treating an adult Class I patient with a harmonious profile, the orthodontist often has to decide between incisor protrusion or a reduction in tooth size. Now, as shown by Drs. Antelo, Meira, Miyoshi, Allahham, and Tanaka, clear aligners provide an esthetic alternative for adults who meet the criteria for single lower incisor extractions.

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CASE REPORT

Treatment of Skeletal Class II Open Bite with the Triple Intrusion System

HATICE GÖKALP DDS, PhD, RUHENGIZ EFENDIYEVA DDS, PhD, ÖZLEM BILGILI,, ECEM EFE DDS

The authors introduce a reliable method for treating an adult open-bite patient with maxillary vertical excess and a retrognathic mandible. This case report illustrates a triple intrusion system that uses a multipurpose implant, posterior maxillary cap splints, and palatal miniscrews to enable maxillary posterior retraction and mandibular anterior rotation.

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PEARLS

Modified Transpalatal Arch for Simultaneous Intrusion and Retraction

RIYA SHETTY BDS, MDS, ROOPAK NAIK BDS, MDS, PRAVEEN KUMAR PRABHU BDS, MDS, ANAND K. PATIL BDS, MDS, MOrth

Miniscrews are commonly placed in the buccal dentoalveolus, mesial to the maxillary first molars, to anchor simultaneous intrusion and retraction of the anterior teeth. This simple Pearl takes us back to a tried-and-true alternative: a modified transpalatal arch with soldered buccal arms in place of miniscrews.

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Continuing Education for August 2018 Issue (questions only)

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