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In this interview, Dr. Sarver discusses his career, orthodontic mentors, diagnostic and mechanical principles, and treatment philosophy. Case examples are presented to demonstrate his approach to achieving excellent smile esthetics through dimensional and tonal gradation.
Drs. Tocoloni, Topolski, Moro, and Correr introduce a bidimensional prescription with customized torque and angulation values for the anterior, buccal, and posterior archwire segments. Their seven-step T-Control philosophy is illustrated by the case of a Class III patient.
Dr. Fred Fink reviews the advantages and disadvantages of “phasing out” a practice for retirement, based on his own recent experience. A phase-out checklist and sample spreadsheet for keeping track of patient balances and finish dates are provided.
Treatment of anterior open bite is more challenging in non-growing patients. This report documents the correction of an adult patient’s skeletal open bite using T-shaped miniplates installed in the zygomatic pillars and in the external mandibular cortical bone.
The authors demonstrate how to superimpose the digital occlusal plane over the patient’s occlusal plane in natural position by importing the lateral and frontal radiographs, frontal smile photograph, and scanned digital model into the treatment presentation software.
This article describes a custom-fabricated cap that keeps a Petit-type facemask from shifting during sleep. A step-by-step procedure illustrates how to cut the cap from nylon tape to fit the patient’s head and attach to the mask.
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While extraction of permanent canines is an unusual approach, it may sometimes be indicated due to severe malpositioning or anomalies. Three cases show how satisfactory occlusal and esthetic results can be achieved after unilateral or bilateral canine extractions.
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