Open bite treatment using clear aligners

Angle Orthod. 2013 Sep;83(5):913-9. doi: 10.2319/080212-627.1. Epub 2013 Jan 30. ABSTRACT A 35-year-old female patient with dentoalveolar open bite of 4 mm, molar Class I malocclusion, centered midlines, moderate crowding, and labial inclination of the lower incisor was treated with clear aligners to reduce protrusion and close the anterior open bite. The result showed that…

Frictional resistance exerted by different lingual and labial brackets: an in vitro study

Prog Orthod. 2013 Oct 18;14:37. doi: 10.1186/2196-1042-14-37. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Although much has been written on the implications of friction generated between orthodontic archwires and labial brackets, information on lingual brackets is still limited. Hence, we set out to investigate the frictional resistance exerted by different lingual and labial brackets, including both conventional and self-ligating designs.…

Dental and alveolar arch forms in a Caucasian population compared with commercially available archwires

Int Orthod. 2013 Dec;11(4):389-421. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2013.09.005. Epub 2013 Oct 23. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to identify an arch form, comprising dentition and alveolus, representative of the Caucasian population, and to compare it with the shape of the main archwires on the market. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample comprised 35 pairs…

Comparison of adhesion forces developed by foil mesh of various dimensions applied in combination with composites of different viscosity

Int Orthod. 2013 Sep;11(3):290-302. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2013.05.004. Epub 2013 Jul 15. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine what effect various combinations of particular bracket bases and composites of different viscosity have on adhesion force. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty extracted premolars, upper and lower, were randomly assigned to four groups of 20 teeth…

The dynforce archwire

Ann Stomatol (Roma). 2013 Jun 25;4(2):204-11. eCollection 2013. ABSTRACT This article is a presentation of a clinical methodology aimed at minimizing binding in fixed orthodontic appliances. The dynforce archwire is explained. The dynforce archwire has a full size anterior segment (e.g. .021×.025) and undersized posterior segments with rectangular cross-section (e.g. .018×.025 or .018×.022), and is…

Intra-arch widths: a meta-analysis

Int Orthod. 2013 Jun;11(2):177-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2013.02.005. Epub 2013 Apr 2. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare the mean values of various intra-arch distances in Class I, Class II division 1 and Class II division 2 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search engines PubMed, Embrace and Cochrane were employed to select articles for further study, and…

Changes in the oral environment after placement of lingual and labial orthodontic appliances

Prog Orthod. 2013 Sep 11;14:28. doi: 10.1186/2196-1042-14-28. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: This study compared the oral hygiene and caries risk of patients treated with labial and lingual orthodontic appliances throughout a prospective evaluation of the status of the oral environment before and after bracket placement. METHODS: A total of 20 orthodontic patients aged 19 to 23 years…