Throughout the history of orthodontics, one of the most common complaints from patients is the duration of treatment—or to put it more simply, how long it takes. In a world where we expect almost imme...
Dr. Marc Olsen describes how advanced wire technology and biological principles of tooth movement can be applied to accelerate treatment by making tooth movement more efficient. Clinical uses of SmartArch wires are illustrated by two cases, including one in conjunction with the Insignia system.
Dr. Maino and colleagues introduce a system that integrates self-ligating miniscrews and prefabricated stainless steel Power Plates. Class II patients can be treated more quickly because the molars and premolars can be distalized simultaneously, as demonstrated here by three cases.
Photobiomodulation therapy has been shown not only to accelerate orthodontic treatment, but potentially to mitigate associated pain. A sham-controlled, randomized clinical trial by Dr. Al-Okla and colleagues evaluates the effectiveness of an OrthoPulse device in daily home use.
The AAO annual session visits Atlanta in May for the first time since 1982. JCO presents its annual guide to attractions, events, restaurants, and nightlife in the host city. Links to appropriate websites are provided in the online edition.
As observed by Dr. Moura and colleagues in this case, the possibility of dentoalveolar expansion with fixed appliances should be considered when correcting a transverse deficiency, because it may also narrow the buccal corridors without surgical or orthopedic intervention.
In this Pearl, an elastomeric chain is engaged from a palatal miniscrew head to two gingivally oriented loops on the main archwire. The resulting upper incisor intrusion can rapidly close a midline diastema without the need for frequent reactivation.
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