In vitro biocompatibility of nickel-titanium esthetic orthodontic archwires.
ve; V Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the cytotoxicity of nickel-titanium (NiTi) esthetic orthodontic archwires with different surface coatings. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Three fully coated, tooth-colored NiTi wires (BioCosmetic, Titanol Cosmetic, EverWhite), two ion-implanted wires (TMA Purple, Sentalloy High Aesthetic), five uncoated NiTi wires (BioStarter, BioTorque, Titanol Superelastic, Memory Wire Superelastic, and Sentalloy), one β-titanium wire (TMA), and one stainless steel wire (Stainless Steel) were considered for this study. The wire samples were placed at 37°C in airtight t...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - March 4, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Rongo R, Valletta R, Bucci R, Rivieccio V, Galeotti A, Michelotti A, D'Antò V Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

The treatment timing of labial inversely impacted maxillary central incisors: A prospective study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To determine the timing of treatment for the labial inversely impacted maxillary central incisors. METHODS:   Twenty-eight patients (mean age, 8.2 years) with labial inversely impacted maxillary central incisors were divided into early-treated and later-treated groups according to their dental age. All of the patients were treated with a combination of surgery and orthodontic traction using the Guide rod appliance. Cone-beam computed tomography images were taken immediately after treatment for assessing the root morphology, root length, and alveolar bone loss. Sagittal slices w...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - March 3, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Sun H, Hu R, Ren M, Lin Y, Wang X, Sun C, Wang Y Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Nonsurgical miniscrew-assisted rapid maxillary expansion results in acceptable stability in young adults.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To evaluate the stability of nonsurgical miniscrew-assisted rapid maxillary expansion (MARME) in young adults with a transverse maxillary deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   From a total of 69 adult patients who underwent MARME followed by orthodontic treatment with a straight-wire appliance, 20 patients (mean age, 20.9 ± 2.9 years) with follow-up records (mean, 30.2 ± 13.2 months) after debonding were selected. Posteroanterior cephalometric records and dental casts were obtained at the initial examination (T0), immediately after MARME removal (T1), immediately a...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - March 3, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Choi SH, Shi KK, Cha JY, Park YC, Lee KJ Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

The power of Empowerment.
PMID: 26927358 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - March 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lindauer SJ Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Letters From Our Readers.
PMID: 26927359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - March 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Li X, Lai W Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Letters From Our Readers.
PMID: 26927360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - March 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Giuntini V, Vangelisti A, Masucci C, Defraia E, McNamara J, Franchi L Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Academic Orthodontic Opportunities.
Authors: PMID: 26927361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - March 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Effects of nanostructured, diamondlike, carbon coating and nitrocarburizing on the frictional properties and biocompatibility of orthodontic stainless steel wires.
CONCLUSIONS:   DLC coating and nitrocarburizing significantly improved the surface hardness of the wires, reduced friction, and exhibited good biocompatibility. The nanostructured DLC coating provided excellent corrosion resistance and good elasticity, and while the nitrocarburizing technique substantially improved frictional properties, it reduced the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel wires to a lesser extent. PMID: 26927019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - February 29, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Zhang H, Guo S, Wang D, Zhou T, Wang L, Ma J Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Dentoskeletal effects produced by a Jasper Jumper with an anterior bite plane.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the dentoskeletal effects produced by a modified Jasper Jumper with an anterior bite plane for the correction of Class II division 1 malocclusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   A sample of 32 growing patients (mean age  =  11.9 ± 1.4 years) with Class II division 1 malocclusion and increased overbite were treated with a modified Jasper Jumper (JJ) and anterior bite plane protocol and compared with a matched control group of 30 subjects with untreated Class II malocclusion (mean age 12.2 ± 0.8 years). Lateral cepha...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - February 29, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Bassarelli T, Franchi L, Defraia E, Melsen B Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Another way of looking at treatment stability.
CONCLUSIONS:   The pattern of physiological changes in dentition for participants between the ages of 12 and 39 was different between sexes. Females showed more relapse than males between 10 and 15 years posttreatment. This distinction should be considered when evaluating long-term orthodontic treatment responses. PMID: 26918314 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - February 26, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Zinad K, Schols AM, Schols JG Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Impact of orthodontic treatment on self-esteem and quality of life of adult patients requiring oral rehabilitation.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether orthodontic treatment in adults requiring oral rehabilitation is effective for increasing patients' self-esteem and quality of life (QoL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 102 adult patients (77 women and 25 men) aged between 18 and 66 years (mean, 35.1 years) requiring oral rehabilitation and orthodontic treatment simultaneously. Rosenberg's Self-Esteem (RSE) Scale and a questionnaire about QoL based on the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) were used to determine self-esteem and QoL scores retrospectively. Questionnaires were carried out in two stages,...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - February 22, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: de Couto Nascimento V, de Castro Ferreira Conti AC, de Almeida Cardoso M, Valarelli DP, de Almeida-Pedrin RR Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Interaction between deglutition, tongue posture, and malocclusion: A comparison of intraoral compartment formation in subjects with neutral occlusion or different types of malocclusion.
CONCLUSIONS:   The null hypothesis was rejected for mean VS plateau durations and peak heights and for SPS AUC. Negative pressures at the VS may stabilize outer soft tissues passively and may explain the dental arch form shaping effect by mimic muscles. (Angle Orthod. 2016;88:1-9.). PMID: 26894981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - February 19, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Knösel M, Nüser C, Jung K, Helms HJ, Engelke W, Sandoval P Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Short- and long-term evaluation of mandibular dental arch dimensional changes in patients treated with a lip bumper during mixed dentition followed by fixed appliances.
CONCLUSIONS:   Mandibular dental arch dimensions were significantly changed after lip bumper treatment. At follow-up, all arch widths were slightly decreased, generating an increase of 0.4 mm in crowding, considered clinically irrelevant. Overall changes remained stable after an average 6.3-year follow-up. PMID: 26771718 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 15, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Raucci G, Pachêco-Pereira C, Elyasi M, d'Apuzzo F, Flores-Mir C, Perillo L Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Nickel titanium T-loop wire dimensions for en masse retraction.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To compare the force system produced by nickel-titanium T-loop springs made with wires of different dimensions. MATERIAL AND METHODS:   Thirty compound T-loop springs were divided into three groups according to the dimensions of the nickel-titanium wire used for its design: 0.016" × 0.022", 0.017" × 0.025", and 0.018" × 0.025". The loops were tested on the Orthodontic Force Tester machine at an interbracket distance of 23 mm and activated 9 mm. The force in the y-axis and the moment in the x-axis were registered while the calculat...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 13, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Almeida L, Ribeiro A, Parsekian Martins R, Viecilli R, Parsekian Martins L Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Dimensional accuracy of ceramic self-ligating brackets and estimates of theoretical torsional play.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To ascertain the dimensional accuracies of some commonly used ceramic self-ligation brackets and the amount of torsional play in various bracket-archwire combinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Four types of 0.022-inch slot ceramic self-ligating brackets (upper right central incisor), three types of 0.018-inch ceramic self-ligating brackets (upper right central incisor), and three types of rectangular archwires (0.016 × 0.022-inch beta-titanium [TMA] (Ormco, Orange, Calif), 0.016 × 0.022-inch stainless steel [SS] (Ortho Technology, Tampa, Fl), and 0.019 × 0.025...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 12, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lee Y, Lee DY, Kim YR Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Do prenatal and postnatal hypothyroidism affect the craniofacial structure?: An experimental study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the effect of experimental prenatal and postnatal hypothyroidism (HT) on the craniofacial structure in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Female Wistar albino rats were mated with males for fertilization. Pregnant rats were divided into three groups. Group 1 (methimazole [MMI]-induced prenatal hypothyroidism group) mother rats were given MMI water during and after pregnancy. Group 2 (MMI-induced postnatal hypothyroidism group) mother rats were given MMI water after pregnancy. After the breast-feeding period, group 1 and 2 rat pups received the same water as their lac...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 12, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Gecgelen Cesur M, Cesur G, Ogrenim M, Alkan A Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Force decay and dimensional changes of thermoplastic ligatures and novel thermoset elastomeric ligatures.
CONCLUSIONS:   This novel TS elastomeric ligature showed significantly less force decay and dimensional changes over time; therefore, it might be superior during initial leveling and aligning and during finishing stages. Using a transfer jig to prevent relaxation of the specimens before force measurement showed that force decay of commercially available elastomeric ligatures was greater than that described in previous publications. PMID: 26741304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 7, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Masoud AI, Bulic M, Viana G, Bedran-Russo AK Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

The effect of mechanical vibration on orthodontically induced root resorption.
CONCLUSION:   There was a trend toward decreased root resorption with different LFMVs (5 Hz, 10 Hz, and 20 Hz); however, it was not more statistically significant than the orthodontic-spring-only group. PMID: 26741305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 7, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Yadav S, Dobie T, Assefnia A, Kalajzic Z, Nanda R Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Comparison of anterior and posterior mini-implant-assisted maxillary incisor intrusion: Root resorption and treatment efficiency.
This study was conducted on CBCT scans taken before intrusion and after 4 months of intrusion. Data were analyzed by means of a paired t-test, independent t-test, and Pearson's correlation test. RESULTS:   One patient was excluded from the AMG due to mini-implant loosening. While the incisors showed a significant reduction in length and volume, this amount was greater in the AMG, especially in the central incisors (P
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 7, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Aras I, Tuncer AV Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

The association of malocclusion and trumpet performance.
CONCLUSIONS: Specific malocclusions are associated with trumpet performance of experienced young musicians. PMID: 26716817 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kula K, Cilingir HZ, Eckert G, Dagg J, Ghoneima A Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Effect of degree of conversion on in vivo biocompatibility of flowable resin used for bioprotection of mini-implants.
CONCLUSIONS: The hypothesis was rejected. The resin Top Comfort demonstrated lower tissue repair capacity with a lower number of collagen fibers compared with Filtek and Wave resins. The resin Top Comfort showed the lowest conversion values during the experiment. PMID: 26716818 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lacerda-Santos R, de Meneses IH, de Morais Sampaio GA, Pithon MM, Alves PM Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Pursue Angle Society membership to satisfy your passion.
PMID: 26716819 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lindauer SJ Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Academic Orthodontic Opportunities.
Authors: PMID: 26716820 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Author Index to Volume 85.
Authors: PMID: 26716821 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Reviewers for The Angle Orthodontist for 2015.
Authors: PMID: 26716822 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 26716823 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - January 1, 2016 Category: Dentistry Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Effects of palatal crib and bonded spurs in early treatment of anterior open bite: A prospective randomized clinical study.
CONCLUSIONS:   We conclude that the FPC and BLS are simple and effective for the treatment of anterior open bite, with the advantage given to the FPC. PMID: 26719946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - December 31, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Leite JS, Matiussi LB, Salem AC, Provenzano MG, Ramos AL Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Can posterior teeth of patients be translated buccally, and does bone form on the buccal surface in response?
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To produce buccal translation and determine whether buccal bone forms on the cortical surfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Eleven patients requiring maxillary first premolar extractions participated in this prospective, randomized, split-mouth study. Pre- and posttreatment records included models, photographs, and small field of view CBCT images. One randomly chosen maxillary first premolar was moved buccally with 50 g of force applied approximately at the tooth's center of resistance. The other premolar served as the control. Forces were re-activated every 3 weeks for approximat...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - December 14, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Capps CJ, Campbell PM, Benson B, Buschang PH Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Changes in the oropharyngeal airway of Class II patients treated with the mandibular anterior repositioning appliance.
CONCLUSIONS:   Functional appliance therapy increases oropharyngeal airway volume, airway dimensions, and anteroposterior hyoid bone position in growing patients. PMID: 26649978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - December 9, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Rizk S, Kulbersh VP, Al-Qawasmi R Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Changes in mandibular incisor position and arch form resulting from Invisalign correction of the crowded dentition treated nonextraction.
CONCLUSIONS:   Invisalign(®) treatment can successfully resolve mandibular arch crowding using a combination of buccal arch expansion, interproximal reduction, and lower incisor proclination. When there is 6 mm). PMID: 26636248 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - December 4, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Duncan LO, Piedade L, Lekic M, Cunha RS, Wiltshire WA Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on orthodontically induced root resorption caused by torque: A prospective, double-blind, controlled clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVES:   To evaluate the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on orthodontically induced tooth root resorption caused by torque in human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Ten healthy patients (12-35 years of age) who required extraction of all first premolars as a part of their routine orthodontic treatment were recruited. A 15° twist was applied in the arch wire using 0.019 × 0.025-inch TMA in a 0.022-inch bracket system (Synergy R) that produced a buccal root torque of approximately 5 N/mm at the bracket level. Using a split mouth design, randomization, and b...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Raza H, Major P, Dederich D, El-Bialy T Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Predictive factors of sagittal stability after treatment of Class II malocclusions: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:   There is currently limited evidence to support the influence of factors predictive of sagittal stability following Class II malocclusion treatment. More high-quality prospective studies are needed, and functional factors possibly affecting relapse also need to be further assessed. PMID: 26618887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 30, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Wins SM, Antonarakis GS, Kiliaridis S Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

The combined use of corticotomy and clear aligners: A case report.
CONCLUSION:   This case report may encourage the use, limited to selected cases, of corticotomy associated with clear aligners to treat moderate crowding. PMID: 26606330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 25, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cassetta M, Altieri F, Barbato E Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Changes in salivary periodontal pathogens after orthodontic treatment: An in vivo prospective study.
CONCLUSION:   The higher salivary levels of Aa and Fn after debonding suggests that the risk of periodontal problems cannot be completely eliminated by the removal of fixed orthodontic appliances during the initial retention period, despite improved oral hygiene. PMID: 26606331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 25, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kim K, Jung WS, Cho S, Ahn SJ Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Diagnostic reliability of the cervical vertebral maturation method and standing height in the identification of the mandibular growth spurt.
CONCLUSIONS:   Both CVM interval CS3-4 and peak in standing height may be used in routine clinical practice to enhance efficiency of treatments requiring identification of the mandibular growth spurt. PMID: 26600421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 24, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Perinetti G, Contardo L, Castaldo A, McNamara JA, Franchi L Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Comparison of the effects of micro-osteoperforation and corticision on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement in rats.
CONCLUSION:   The two minimally invasive flapless surgical interventions increased bone remodeling and osteoclast activity and induced faster orthodontic tooth movement for at least 2 weeks in rats. No differences were observed between the outcome of flapless micro-osteoperforation and corticision in the rats. PMID: 26595657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 23, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Tsai CY, Yang TK, Hsieh HY, Yang LY Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Upper airway assessment using four different maxillary expanders in cleft patients: A cone-beam computed tomography study.
CONCLUSIONS:   Only the Hyrax and inverted mini-hyrax on the molar expanders effectively increased the nasal passage volume, and none of the expanders evaluated in this study modified the oropharyngeal airway. PMID: 26595658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 23, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Mordente CM, Palomo JM, Horta MC, Souki BQ, Oliveira DD, Andrade I Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Prospective evaluation of the psychosocial impact of the first 6 months of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliance among young adults.
ni CA Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To evaluate the psychosocial impact of the first 6 months of orthodontic treatment with a fixed appliance among young adults and compare the results with those of a control group of patients awaiting treatment for malocclusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   A study was conducted with a sample of 120 patients on a waiting list for orthodontic treatment at a university. The participants were allocated to an experimental group submitted to treatment and a control group awaiting treatment. The groups were matched for sex and age. All participants were instructed to answer the Braz...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 17, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Prado RF, Ramos-Jorge J, Marques LS, de Paiva SM, Melgaço CA, Pazzini CA Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Incisor display during speech and smile: Age and gender correlations.
CONCLUSIONS:   After 25 years of age there is significant difference in the aging process between men and women. Gingival and maxillary incisor display during speech and smile is a youthful and feminine characteristic. PMID: 26535953 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 4, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Drummond S, Capelli J Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Cranial base characteristics in anteroposterior malocclusions: A meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:   To investigate cranial base characteristics in malocclusions with sagittal discrepancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   An electronic search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. A fixed- or random-effect model was applied to calculate weighted mean difference with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) according to statistical heterogeneity. Outcome measures were anterior, posterior, and total cranial base length and cranial base angle. Sensitivity analysis and publication bias were conducted. RESULTS:   Twenty studies that together included 1...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 3, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Gong A, Li J, Wang Z, Li Y, Hu F, Li Q, Miao D, Wang L Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Effects of remineralization procedures on shear bond strengths of brackets bonded to demineralized enamel surfaces with self-etch systems.
CONCLUSIONS:   Remineralization procedures restore the decreased SBS of orthodontic brackets and decrease surface roughness caused by enamel demineralization. SEPs provide clinically acceptable SBS values for bonding orthodontic brackets to previously treated demineralized enamel surfaces. PMID: 26524389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 2, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Baka ZM, Akin M, Ileri Z, Basciftci FA Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Effects of variable attachment shapes and aligner material on aligner retention.
CONCLUSIONS: Ellipsoid attachments had no significant influence on the force required for aligner removal and hence on aligner retention. Essix ACE showed significantly less retention than CA-hard on the models with attachments. Furthermore, beveled attachments were observed to increase retention significantly, compared with ellipsoid attachments and when using no attachments. PMID: 26516708 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Dasy H, Dasy A, Asatrian G, Rózsa N, Lee HF, Kwak JH Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Airway compartments volume and oxygen saturation changes after rapid maxillary expansion: A longitudinal correlation study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in airway volumes and respiratory performance in patients undergoing rapid maxillary expansion and determine whether any correlations exist between the morphological and respiratory functional modifications induced by rapid maxillary expansion and pretreatment airway stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (11 females and 4 males; mean age, 7.5 ± 0.3 years) were enrolled in the study. Each patient underwent cone beam computed tomography and polysomnography examination before rapid maxillary expansion and after the removal of the maxillary expander 12 mo...
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Fastuca R, Perinetti G, Zecca PA, Nucera R, Caprioglio A Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Dental and skeletal changes in mild to moderate Class II malocclusions treated by either a Twin-block or Xbow appliance followed by full fixed orthodontic treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Class II correction using an XBow or Twin-block followed by fixed appliances occurs through a relatively similar combination of dental and skeletal effects. An increase in mandibular incisor inclination for the XBow group and an increased corpus length for the Twin-block group were notable exceptions. No overall treatment length differences were seen. PMID: 26516710 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ehsani S, Nebbe B, Normando D, Lagravere MO, Flores-Mir C Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Pain experience during initial alignment with three types of nickel-titanium archwires: A prospective clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: The three forms of NiTi wires were similar in terms of pain intensity during the initial aligning stage of orthodontic fixed appliance therapy. Gender, age, and the degree of crowding have no effect on the perceived discomfort experienced by patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. PMID: 26516711 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Abdelrahman RSh, Al-Nimri KS, Al Maaitah EF Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Impact of malocclusion and dentofacial anomalies on the prevalence and severity of dental caries among adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Handicapping malocclusion, maxillary irregularity, and abnormal molar relationship were associated with the occurrence and severity of dental caries. The findings suggest that the prevention and treatment of these conditions can contribute to a reduction in dental caries among adolescents. PMID: 26516712 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Feldens CA, Dos Santos Dullius AI, Kramer PF, Scapini A, Busato AL, Vargas-Ferreira F Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Rapid maxillary expansion effects in Class II malocclusion: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The effect of RME on the sagittal dimension of Class II malocclusions has not been proved yet. Future randomized controlled clinical trials are still needed to definitely address this question. PMID: 26516713 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Feres MF, Raza H, Alhadlaq A, El-Bialy T Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Will I ever be a good teacher?
PMID: 26516714 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Bosio JA Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Re: Chamberland S, Proffit WR, Chamberland PE. Functional Genioplasty in growing patients. Angle Orthod. 2015;85:360-373.
PMID: 26516715 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Sankar A, Ananthanarayanan V, Padmanabhan S Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research

Re: Response to: Functional genioplasty in growing patients by Chamberland S, Proffit WR, Chamberland PE. Angle Orthod. 2015; 85:360-373.
PMID: 26516716 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Angle Orthodontist)
Source: The Angle Orthodontist - November 1, 2015 Category: Dentistry Authors: Chamberland S Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research