Many patients who could benefit from orthodontic treatment are hesitant to start, even after a detailed examination and consultation process. They almost always want straighter teeth, a “better bite,”...
In this study, Drs. Adcox, Shepherd, and Messersmith compare the quality of orthodontic photographs, ease of use, and overall impressions of six camera systems, including a digital single-lens reflex camera, several point-and-shoot dental systems, and a popular smartphone.
Dr. Giovanni Battista demonstrates how a digital setup and smile plan can be produced by importing intraoral scans into computer-aided design software, without the need for more expensive and invasive cone-beam computed tomography or facial scans.
The effects of two accelerative techniques on treatment time and pain experienced by bimaxillary protrusion patients during canine retraction are assessed in this prospective, double-blind, split-mouth controlled clinical trial by Drs. Maurya, Singh, Kapoor, Jain, and Mitra.
Dr. Frost started from scratch to build a boutique practice that provides a unique experience for patients and their families in Mesa, Arizona. JCO Editor Robert Keim asks Dr. Frost to discuss his philosophy of achieving high-quality finishes with artistic smiles while integrating the latest orthodontic technology.
MARJAN ASKARI, DMD, MSSTANLEY A. ALEXANDER, DMD 280 pages, more than 800 clinical photographs. $124.99. 2017.Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. (877) 762-2974; www.wiley.com. Reviewing...
This patient illustrates the integration of the Insignia custom self-ligating bracket system with 3D virtual surgical planning and digitally manufactured surgical splints in a “surgery first” approach that can dramatically reduce overall treatment time.
Orthodontic consolidation of a first molar space usually involves extraction of the second premolars in the other three quadrants. Instead, this Pearl recommends extracting the upper first premolars and either a lower first or lower second premolar on the opposite side.
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