Accuracy of indirect bracket placement with medium-soft, transparent, broad-coverage transfer trays fabricated using computer-aided design and manufacturing: An in-vivo study

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2022 Oct 12:S0889-5406(22)00546-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2021.08.023. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to test the precision of in-vivo indirect bracket placement via medium-soft, transparent, broad-coverage, computer-aided designed and manufactured transfer trays using an automated digital method. METHODS: Seventeen patients requiring vestibular fixed appliances were consecutively…

Long-term skeletal and dentoalveolar effects of hybrid rapid maxillary expansion and facemask treatment in growing skeletal Class III patients: a retrospective follow-up study

Prog Orthod. 2022 Sep 30;23(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s40510-022-00429-0. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Regardless of the treatment protocol, stability in Class III patients always represents a major concern. The aim of this study was to assess the short and long-term skeletal and dentoalveolar modifications in a group of class III patients treated with hybrid rapid maxillary expander (RME) and…

Combined use of F22 aligners and intermaxillary elastics in mild skeletal Class II: Two case reports

J Orthod. 2022 Sep 12:14653125221122054. doi: 10.1177/14653125221122054. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The aim of these two case-reports is to illustrate and compare the therapeutic effects of Class II elastics in combination with F22 aligners in an adult and an adolescent patient, respectively. CASE PRESENTATION: Two patients with a mild skeletal Class II malocclusion,…

Aligner hybrid orthodontic approach to treat severe transverse divergence in an adolescent girl: A case report

Int Orthod. 2022 Sep 9:100686. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2022.100686. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To resolve a complex Class II case with unilateral crossbite through an aesthetic approach, namely a hybrid orthodontic treatment combining aligners with miniscrews and auxiliaries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 14-year-old hypodivergent female patient with dental Class II and posterior crossbite presented for…

Accuracy of planned tooth movement with lingual straight wire technique

Angle Orthod. 2022 Aug 29. doi: 10.2319/031522-220.1. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To analyze the accuracy of planned tooth movements of torque, tip, rotations, and transverse width values with lingual straight-wire technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40 Caucasian subjects with mean age of 23.9 years, consecutively treated in private practice with a lingual straight-wire appliance…

Stress Relaxation Properties of Five Orthodontic Aligner Materials: A 14-Day In-Vitro Study

Bioengineering (Basel). 2022 Jul 28;9(8):349. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering9080349. ABSTRACT We aimed to investigate the stress relaxation properties of five different thermoplastic aligner materials subjected to 14 days of constant deflection. Five different thermoplastic aligner materials were selected, whose elastic properties varied: F22 Evoflex, F22 Aligner, Durasoft, Erkoloc-Pro and Duran. The static properties of these materials-in particular,…

Massive intrusion of maxillary second molar for prosthodontic purposes through miniscrew-supported biomechanics and fixed partial appliances: A case report

Int Orthod. 2022 Jul 19:100662. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2022.100662. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT This clinical case demonstrates how the use of a hybrid approach consisting of aligners, orthodontic miniscrews and partial fixed appliances can be an effective and efficient solution for recovering adequate vertical space for satisfactory implant-prosthetic rehabilitation. Specifically, massive intrusion of an upper second…