One of the advantages of working in academic orthodontics is the opportunity to move occasionally from university to university, taking positions with departments in different parts of the country. Al...
Drs. Kravitz, Jorgensen, Frey, and Cope cover the development and applications of common bite turbos. Optimum locations and materials are discussed, along with the advantages and disadvantages of various products. The authors also discuss the uses of functional turbos.
In Biocreative mechanics, the force application from C-implants and elastics for full-arch distalization begins as soon as brackets are bonded. Two direct-pushing methods, using either the head or neck of the miniscrew, are presented by Drs. Chung, Kim, Choo, Kim, and Nelson.
When a tooth is severely rotated, the lack of accessible surface area can make it difficult to bond an attachment. The Jadex eyelet, fabricated at the chair from stainless steel ligature wire, is easily bonded to achieve quick derotation.
Individuals with jaw deformities dating back to childhood generally require long and difficult orthodontic treatment. Drs. Demura, Hasumoto, and Demura describe a relatively short nonsurgical approach, involving maxillary expansion and intermaxillary cross-elastics, that can be successful in growing patients.
In this adult patient with skeletal open bite and excessive lower facial height, orthognathic surgery is avoided by a combination of miniscrew-anchored maxillary posterior intrusion and minor esthetic procedures, including a reduction genioplasty and submental liposuction.
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JCO Editor Robert Keim interviews the owner of an unusual North Carolina practice focused on Invisalign, Medicaid, and sleep-disorder patients. Dr. Shoaf details her clinical and management philosophies and relates case histories from her side interest in dental forensics.
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