Ankyloglossia, otherwise known as “tongue tie” (TT), is an innate condition in which a short lingual frenulum restricts the tongue’s normal range of motion. The corrective procedure for a TT is a ling...
Dr. Weissheimer and colleagues describe recent modifications and improvements to the original lingual InBrace system, including a redesigned bracket and a new Smartwire with lockets for nonsliding mechanics. The digital workflow is summarized, and a typical case is presented.
Low-level laser therapy has previously been shown to stimulate bone remodeling. In this split-mouth clinical trial by Dr. Manikandan and colleagues, the canine distalization was nearly twice as fast on the laser side as on the control side.
In cleft patients, a maxillary transverse deficiency is often more pronounced in the anterior region. A report of a skeletal Class III case shows how a banded fan-type palatal expander can promote differential expansion and avoid unwanted posterior side effects.
Early correction of a mesio-angulated first permanent molar is crucial to avoid root resorption of the second deciduous molar. In this simple Pearl, a stiff wire segment pushes off the deciduous molar to distalize the permanent molar.
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Dr. Maldonado Molina demonstrates a protocol for orthodontic space opening and subsequent implant-supported restoration in nongrowing patients with congenitally missing upper lateral incisors. The technique is illustrated by the case of an adult female with a skeletal Class III malocclusion.
In a retrospective study, Drs. Sharara and Bister evaluate the effectiveness of placing miniscrews on either side of the midpalatal suture, along with a double TPA on the first and second molars, to achieve molar intrusion in anterior open-bite cases.
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A band remover’s rubber tip makes it easier to tie a rotation bend into a detailing archwire, as Dr. Cadelina shows in this short video.
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