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October 2018
Volume 52, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Expanding Our Limits

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

A central tenet of orthodontics, one that has been taught for years to orthodontic specialty students and dental students alike, is that the mandibular arch is the “limiting arch.” In explaining this ...

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Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Augmentation for Lower Incisor Advancement in Adolescent Patients

JAMES B. GRAY DMD, COLIN RICHMAN DMD

When gingival recession is seen during lower incisor proclination, it is generally treated by soft-tissue augmentation. Drs. Gray and Richman describe a more proactive procedure to ameliorate the bone deficiency in the direction of tooth movement prior to orthodontic treatment.

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The Biocreative Strategy Part 5: Labial and Lingual Space Closure in Extraction Treatment

SEONG-HUN KIM DMD, MSD, PhD, KI-HO PARK DMD, MS, PhD, MIN-KI NOH DMD, MS, PhD, KYU-RHIM CHUNG DMD, MSD, PhD, GERALD NELSON DDS

Space closure in Biocreative extraction therapy is simple to manage, as Dr. Kim and colleagues demonstrate in Part 5 of their six-part series. A bonded mesh tube appliance is shown for labial retraction using Class I and Class III elastics; an anteroposterior lingual retractor is anchored by a palatal miniplate for lingual mechanics.

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Product News from the October 2018 Issue

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Skeletally Anchored PowerScope 2 for Adult Class II, Division 2 Treatment

ANTONIO MANNI MD, MARCO MIGLIORATI MD, MSc, PhD

Class II, division 2 malocclusion can be difficult to correct in adult patients. Drs. Manni and Migliorati illustrate a combination of the fixed-functional PowerScope 2 device with elastic chains to maximize the skeletal effect and miniscrew anchorage to avoid lower incisor flaring.

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Prevention of Mucosal Irritation from the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device

DANIEL LEVY-BERCOWSKI DDS, MS, MSD, FRANK B. HINES III DMD

This article presents a simple modification that directs the push rods of the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device downward into the vestibule of the cheek, thus avoiding the common problem of mucosal irritation and traumatic ulcers after the appliance is placed in the mouth.

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PEARLS

A Windowed Temporary Crown for a Peg-Shaped Lateral Incisor

SHAKEEL AHMED VALAI KASIM MDS, DIBO, NUPUR ARATHI G. MDS, NATHAMUNI RENGARAJAN KRISHNASWAMY MDS, MOrth

Spaces created prior to restoration of a peg-shaped lateral incisor are traditionally maintained with closed-coil springs. This Pearl shows an esthetic alternative: a temporary crown with a window that allows a bracket to remain bonded to the incisor surface during retraction and space closure.

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Continuing Education from the October 2018 Issue

Click here to download a PDF of the printed questions from the journal for reference. CE tests must be taken online. See the link to continuing education on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

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CASE REPORT

Orthodontic and Restorative Treatment of Avulsed Upper Central Incisors

PAULA ONOFRI ASPINWALL-REZENDE DDS, ESDRAS DE CAMPOS FRANÇA DDS, MSc, MARCELO ARAÚJO LOMBARDI DDS, ALEXANDRE FORTES DRUMMOND DDS, MSc, PhD, ADRIANA VIEIRA MARTINS DDS, MSc, RODRIGO DE CASTRO ALBUQUERQUE DDS, MSc, PhD, HENRIQUE PRETTI DDS, MSc, PhD

A young male patient with traumatically avulsed upper central incisors is successfully treated with a multidisciplinary approach, involving orthodontic movement of the lateral incisors into the central incisor positions, followed by placement of composite veneers on the six anterior teeth.

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