Several years ago, I decided to eliminate routine and extensive Phase I treatment from my practice. The primary reason for the change was my observation that these patients underwent longer treatment ...
Dr. Buonocore reviews the application of the Invisalign First protocol in three mixed-dentition patients. Two cases involve the addition of posterior attachments to control the vertical dimension. One patient requires myofunctional therapy, and two cases utilize the mandibular-advancement feature.
In this case, an impacted upper canine is removed along with a compound odontoma consisting of nine denticles, and the adjacent first premolar is substituted for the canine. A single lower first premolar is extracted to help decrowd the lower arch.
Dr. Okuhashi and colleagues describe a palatal plate that is anchored by four titanium miniscrews. As illustrated in an adult patient, the Anchor-Lock System Double-Y is designed to maintain surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion while distalizing or protracting the molars.
Although metal-printed expanders have become increasingly popular, their rigid framework is a disadvantage. This digitally designed sheath is printed into the metal frame to enable simultaneous traction of an impacted canine with an adjustable beta titanium cantilever spring.
To upright an impacted second molar, an open-coil spring is commonly placed between the first- and second-molar tubes. This Pearl shows how a twin second-premolar bracket can be substituted for the first-molar tube to improve access for placement of the spring.
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Agenesis of the maxillary lateral incisors is a common developmental anomaly, with a prevalence of 1-3%. Caucasians represent about 20% of these cases,1-4 and females seem to be affected more than mal...
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