A traumatic bone cyst (TBC) is a non-neoplastic intraosseous pseudocyst. Essentially, it is a noncancerous bony cavity in the jaw. TBCs are considered pseudocysts due to an absence of an epithelial li...
Drs. Retrouvey, Sahak, Caron, and Kader report the results of a pilot study assessing patient response to a digitally designed, laser-sintered removable retainer. Design and fabrication are illustrated, and two cases involving orthodontic space opening and maintenance are presented.
Drs. Canova and Beretta describe a new version of the classic Twin Block, called the Twin Bonded Block, in which the four composite bite blocks are bonded to the deciduous teeth. Three mixed-dentition patients are shown as examples.
This case demonstrates a protocol called SKAR III (skeletal Alt-RAMEC for Class III) in a completely digital workflow. Interceptive treatment of a complex Class III hyperdivergent patient is accomplished in two phases, involving rapid palatal expansion followed by miniscrew-anchored expansion and protraction.
Drs. Mah, Higson, and Wu utilize cone-beam computed tomography in a retrospective study of 42 patients, designed to assess the dental and skeletal effects of the Herbst appliance in Class II treatment. Both cephalometric and airway variables are tabulated and discussed.
The MP-Tube utilizes a long buccal hook with four steps to apply the protraction force closer to the center of resistance of the molars. Specifications of the tube are included, and the technique is demonstrated in a typical case.
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