In 2016, I wrote an article for JCO about teledentistry’s role in orthodontics.1 At the time, Dental Monitoring had just been introduced and mail-order aligner companies were emerging with aggressive...
Additive manufacturing represents the most recent evolution of CAD/CAM technology in orthodontics. Drs. Waldman, Moshiri, and Bonebreak-Jackson describe how LightForce 3D-printed polycrystalline alumina brackets and LightPlan cloud-based software enable fully customized treatment. A typical case is presented.
In this Pearl, a relatively well-aligned tooth is initially left unbracketed to allow placement of an open-coil nickel titanium spring that can rotate two adjacent crowded teeth in opposite directions. An example demonstrates quick resolution of a patient’s anterior crowding.
The posterior lingual cortex of the mandible has been considered the anatomical limit for orthodontic distalization. Drs. Kim and Park show a case in which CBCT images indicate long-term alveolar bone recovery after cortical dehiscence caused by substantial distal movement.
Retromolar miniscrews are used to anchor en masse mandibular distalization in hyperdivergent Class III treatment. The lower third molars are extracted to provide space for the miniscrews and the distal movement, while various measures are taken to prevent anterior torque loss.
Dr. Gorczyca responds to a question on motivating staff members. Elements of Type I (intrinsic) and Type X (extrinsic) behavior are covered. The author also lists nine ways to inspire team motivation and seven strategies to boost your own motivation.
Forced eruption of a transmigrant ectopic canine is performed using a lower lingual holding arch with a cantilever arm. The closed elastic traction is activated distally and labially, away from the roots of the lower incisors, to avoid resorption.
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