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Volume 49 : Number 1 : Page 53 : Jan 2015
Although most changes in hard-tissue dimensions have been completed by age 25, soft-tissue changes in the nose, lips, and chin continue well past that point.1 Therefore, even if the anterior teeth are...
Volume 47 : Number 9 : Page 545 : Sep 2013
Adult patients may seek orthodontic retreatment because of an unfavorable skeletal growth pattern, an unsuccessful previous treatment plan, post-treatment relapse, or a new self-perception of dental a...
Volume 44 : Number 12 : Page 731 : Dec 2010
Various methods have been developed for mandibular arch expansion,1 including Schwarz plates,2 lip bumpers,3-5 lingual arches, functional appliances,6,7 and archwires. Each of these provides limited d...
Volume 54 : Number 6 : Page 357 : Jun 2020
Imbalances of the occlusal, muscular, and skeletal systems can lead to malocclusion and cervical dysfunction. In this patient, a deprogramming splint, mini-implants, and a transpalatal arch are used to resolve a skeletal deviation and alleviate scoliosis without orthognathic surgery.
Volume 48 : Number 4 : Page 249 : Apr 2014
A scissor bite is the result of excessive maxillary arch width, deficient mandibular arch width, or a combination of both. Although unilateral scissor bite occurs in only about 1.5% of the population,...
Volume 56 : Number 5 : Page 299 : May 2022
Drs. Takagi, Shimzu, and Tanaka discuss the etiology and diagnosis of ankylosis, along with various surgical and nonsurgical treatment alternatives. In this adult patient, an alveolar corticotomy is performed to facilitate orthodontic extrusion of an ankylosed lower first permanent molar.
Volume 36 : Number 7 : Page 379 : Jul 2002
Forced orthodontic eruption of an impacted tooth can be performed with either fixed or removable appliances. Fixed appliances do not require special patient cooperation and can produce precise coronal...
Volume 39 : Number 10 : Page 603 : Oct 2005
The dentigerous cyst is one of the most common pathological entities found in dentistry, accounting for about 20% of all mandibular cystic lesions.1 It is usually associated with the crowns of permane...
Volume 51 : Number 2 : Page 109 : Feb 2018
In a pseudo-Class III malocclusion, a functional mandibular shift can disguise an underlying skeletal discrepancy. This report from Drs. Takane, Keluskar, Jaisinghani, Malagan, and Jatti describes the correction of such a relationship, which had resulted in an extreme reverse overbite, in a 25-year-old patient using a simple 2 × 4 appliance.
Volume 41 : Number 1 : Page 0 : Jan 2007
Bimaxillary protrusion in adolescent patients has traditionally been treated by extracting the four first premolars and retracting the anterior teeth.1,2 Although this approach is less complex than no...
Volume 49 : Number 5 : Page 319 : May 2015
Loss of an incisor not only causes an esthetic problem, but may require a complex combination of orthodontic and prosthetic treatment to resolve.1 Several reports have illustrated the possibility of c...
Volume 39 : Number 7 : Page 435 : Jul 2005
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by either partial or total deficiency of insulin or by a resistance to that hormone, leading to an increase in blood glucose levels and subseque...
Volume 35 : Number 12 : Page 763 : Dec 2001
The causes of ankylosis are unclear, although factors including trauma, infection, and congenital conditions have been implicated.1 The incidence of ankylosis is higher in deciduous teeth than in per...
Volume 11 : Number 9 : Page 614 : Sep 1977
614-jco-img-0.jpgThe case before treatment. The patient was 3 years 8 months of age, with a full Class ll molar and canine relationship, deep overbite, protrusion, crowding and overlapping of anterior...
Volume 18 : Number 9 : Page 650 : Sep 1984
Although the effectiveness of functional appliances in changing the skeletal growth pattern is still subject to much debate, we find the activator to be successful in treating mild Class II discrepanc...
Volume 26 : Number 5 : Page 276 : May 1992
A 6-year-old female was referred to my office after removal of the mandibular right second deciduous molar (Fig. 1). The diagnosis indicated space maintenance of the missing tooth to allow for future ...
Volume 36 : Number 1 : Page 35 : Jan 2002
Although the frequency of dental transposition is only about .4%,1 the difficulty of treatment makes this anomaly an event of clinical interest.2-10 The present case shows how a unilateral transpositi...
Volume 30 : Number 9 : Page 0 : Sep 1996
Space closure in the posterior segment of the mandibular arch is a difficult procedure under any circumstances, particularly in Class II cases. If the problem is unilateral, requiring asymmetric mecha...
Volume 37 : Number 1 : Page 13 : Jan 2003
Distraction osteogenesis can be used to lengthen the ramus and the body of the mandible, as well as for alveolar ridge augmentation.1-12 It can protract the maxilla or, if necessary, the entire midfac...
Volume 24 : Number 7 : Page 0 : Jul 1990
Orthodontists confront ectopically erupting teeth in various locations. Unless ankylosis is involved, these impactions can usually be brought into occlusion with the excision of a minimal amount of so...
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