In every one of my 40 years teaching orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning to graduate specialty students, I have invariably been asked by some enthusiastic first-year resident which cases are ...
Invisalign’s Mandibular Advancement feature now permits early aligner treatment of skeletal Class II cases, using an orthopedic approach based on forward positioning of the mandible. Drs. Giancotti, Cozza, and Mampiere illustrate this protocol in two 10-year-old patients.
The AdvanSync 2 appliance attaches only to the first molars, allowing it to be inserted during the leveling and alignment phase. Its use is demonstrated by Drs. Izhar, Dahiya, Singh, and Goyal in two Class II, division 1 patients in the later stages of growth.
A stabilization splint helps establish a stable condylar position so that this TMD patient’s true mandibular position can be identified. Definitive orthodontic treatment is then planned, involving upper first-premolar extractions and upper posterior intrusion with skeletal anchorage.
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This simple alternative to buccal and lingual buttons and elastic chains involves placing a molar tube on the occlusal surface of the rotated premolar and inserting a continuous nickel titanium archwire. Procedures for placement and removal are described.
An orthodontist and his digital laboratory technician provide an overview of current technology for the production of traditional laboratory-made devices. The process for designing and fabricating digital bands is outlined, and both fixed and removable appliance applications are illustrated.
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