Paper of the Month

December 2015

Van Dyck C, Dekeyser A, Vantricht E, Manders E, Goeleven A, Fieuws S and Willems (2015)  The effect of orofacial myofunctional treatment in children with anterior open bite and tongue dysfunction: a pilot study  European Journal of Orthodontics First published online: 1 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/cjv044

While most orthodontists concede that soft tissues are capable of influencing tooth position, the evaluation and diagnosis of oral soft tissues abnormalities and their…

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November 2015

Takatsuji H, Kobayashi T, Kojima T, Hasebe D, Izumi N, Saito I and Saito C (2015) Effects of orthognathic surgery on psychological status of patients with jaw deformities International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44: 1125–1130

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2015.02.003

This interesting paper reports a study on 119 patients (38 male and 81 female) who had orthognathic surgery at the oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic of a university medical and dental hospital in Niigata, …

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October 2015

Park JH, Papdemetriou M and Kwon Y-D (2015) Orthodontic Considerations in Orthognathic Surgery: Who does What, When, Where and How? Seminars in Orthodontics Published Online: October 28, 2015

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.sodo.2015.10.002

This a good overview of contemporary orthognathic surgery planning and the interaction between orthodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeon.  The paper covers the evolution of orthognathic surgery from the 1960s when little orthodontics was involved…

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September 2015

Rossini G, Parrini S, Castroflorio S, Deregibus A, Debernardi CL (2015) Periodontal health during clear aligners treatment: a systematic review European Journal of Orthodontics 37: 539-543

doi: 10.1093/ejo/cju083

This systematic review was designed to answer the question as to whether clear aligners produce detrimental effects on periodontal structures during the permanent dentition.

Out of 1,247 papers identified in the search strategy, just five papers were identified as relevant to…

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August 2015

Chang C, Liu SSY and Roberts WE (2015) Primary failure rate for 1680 extra-alveolar mandibular buccal shelf mini-screws placed in movable mucosa or attached gingiva The Angle Orthodontist 85: 905-910

http://dx.doi.org/10.2319/092714.695.1

The use of mandibular extra-radicular mini-screws has the capacity to irmprove orthodontists' ability to treat borderline class III malocclusions.  The technique has been pioneered by John Jin-Jong Lin, Johnny Liaw, Chris Chang and Eugene Roberts and their…

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July 2015

Buschang PH, Ross M, Shaw SG, Crosby D and Campbell PM (2015) Predicted and actual end-of-treatment occlusion produced with aligner therapy Angle Orthodontist 85:723-727

http://dx.doi.org/10.2319/043014-311.1

This interesting paper compares the outcome of Invisalign aligner treatment with the results as predicted by the ClinCheck digital models. The ABO Objective Grading Score (OGS) was used to determine the occclusal discrepancies in all three planes of space on 27 consecutively treated pa…

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