In 2021, I conducted a JCO webinar titled “Efficient and Stable Class II Correction with MARA and Herbst Appliances.” (It’s still accessible on our website, and free to watch for subscribers.) While t...
Drs. Groth and Kravitz describe the step-by-step process used to fabricate customized occlusal splints, including the intraoral scan, digital design, 3D printing, and postprocessing. Tips are also provided for delivery to the patient and verification of tooth contacts.
Horizontal or vertical positioning of a bracket on the tooth surface will affect the final alignment of that tooth. This Pearl illustrates how to place a central-incisor bracket on the mesial aspect to promote mesial-out rotation during initial alignment.
The second installment in our three-part series focuses on factors that appear to be related to practice success, in terms of net income and case starts. Management and practice-building methods are tabulated, along with routine delegation of certain tasks.
With today’s virtual surgical planning, the orthodontic-orthognathic team can visualize the bone morphology relative to the soft tissues. In this Overview, Drs. Parsaei and Steinbacher provide a framework that can help achieve the best functional and esthetic results.
An orthotic is used to treat disc displacement with reduction while the occlusion is stabilized by orthodontic fixed appliances and Class III elastics. The orthotic is progressively equilibrated and cut back as the lower posterior teeth are extruded.
An elastomeric chain cannot normally be attached to a lingual arch without the addition of soldered hooks. In this alternative method, a link of chain is pulled through the other end to wrap around the arch for eruption of an impacted canine.
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