The temporomandibular joint has been a focus of the orthodontic and dental literature ever since Dr. James B. Costen, an otolaryngologist, began to write about it in the 1930s. Costen certainly did no...
Dr. Battista and colleagues describe a fully digital workflow for computer-aided fabrication of a rapid palatal expander. Steps include design of the anchorage structure, placement of a virtual attachment, positioning of the expansion screw, addition of auxiliaries, 3D printing by the laboratory, and delivery to the patient.
A 12-year-old patient with five impacted upper anterior teeth is successfully treated with surgical exposure and orthodontic forced eruption. After space preparation and extraction of four first premolars, the impacted teeth are brought into the arch, and an impacted upper second premolar is erupted in the same way.
This compounded pharmaceutical rinse is commonly used to mitigate aphthous ulcerations in orthodontic patients. Drs. Kravitz, Crutchfield, Miller, and Gill review popular formulations and recommend prescription protocols to ensure the desired results. Simple nonprescription substitutes are also listed.
Digital technology offers an alternative to the traditional articulator and facebow transfer used to confirm condylar stability during stabilization splint treatment. In this virtual mounting method, sequential mandibular positions are evaluated based on superimposition of the initial CBCT data with intraoral scans taken at each visit.
This adult patient presented with a recurring cyst that had resulted in a severe asymmetrical occlusal deformity. Treatment involving rapid maxillary expansion, followed by asymmetrical orthodontic mechanics with intermaxillary elastics, achieves a functional occlusion and esthetic result.
A reverse-curve nickel titanium archwire is anchored by a miniplate inserted in the mandibular symphysis to avoid unwanted side effects during molar uprighting. Four key factors for vertical control are reviewed, and two typical cases are presented.
FRANCESCO PEDETTA, MD, DDS 160 pages. $98. 2020. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 60510.(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com. Dr. Pedetta’s book introduces the New Strai...
Botulinum Toxin for Facial Harmony FLÁVIO ALTAMIRO, DDS 160 pages, 359 illustrations. $148. 2018. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 60510.(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub...
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