Alexandra K Papadopoulou

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This case report describes the treatment of a boy with both central maxillary incisors impacted because of 2 supernumerary teeth. Therapeutic management of the impacted teeth was combined with orthodontic treatment of a Class II Division 1 malocclusion. A sequential approach of surgical removal of the supernumerary teeth with 2 stages of surgical exposure(More)
INTRODUCTION The aims of this study were to evaluate with microcomputed tomography the orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption in premolars caused by buccopalatal jiggling movement with light and heavy forces and to compare it with the resorption caused by equivalent but continuous buccal forces. METHODS The sample consisted of 60 maxillary(More)
PURPOSE A systematic review was conducted to examine the evidence for the effectiveness and safety of corticotomy-facilitated orthodontics. MATERIALS AND METHODS Electronic databases (Ovid Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane, SCOPUS, and Web of Science) were searched for articles that examined the rate of corticotomy-facilitated orthodontic tooth movement and its(More)
Experimental and clinical observations have proven the modulatory effects of mechanical loading on the development and maintenance of cartilage architecture. Here we examined the involvement of Sox-9, FGFR-3 and VEGF (pivotal factors controlling cartilage development and growth) in the mechano-transduction pathway of mandibular condylar cartilage by(More)
PURPOSE Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) is required in non-growing patients when maturity or resistance precludes desired sutural separation by noninvasive techniques. The aim of this review was to determine what volumetric changes occur in the upper airway spaces after SARME in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic review was(More)
Background The effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on accelerating orthodontic tooth movement has been extensively studied; however, there is limited knowledge on the use of LLLT on orthodontic root resorption. Objective To investigate the effect of LLLT on orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR) and to compare the difference(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of piezocision on orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption. METHODS Fourteen patients were included in this split-mouth study; 1 side was assigned to piezocision, and the other side served as the control. Vertical corticotomy cuts of 4 to 5 mm in length were performed on(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to study the perceptions of laypeople for digital alterations and the amount of nasolabial angle increase that is tolerable and how much chin-neck length increase is needed to achieve a desirable profile in Class II Division 1 women with mandibular retrognathia. METHODS The profile image of a white woman with a Class II(More)
Distal movement of maxillary molars is a common approach for nonextraction treatment of Angle Class II patients. Because of known difficulties involving moving the maxillary first molars distally in the presence of second molars, this article describes how the distally directed force is applied immediately to the second molars. A rapid palatal expander can(More)
Background Although Rapid Maxillary Expansion (RME) has been used for over a century, its effect on upper airways has not yet adequately been assessed in an evidence-based manner. Objective To investigate the volumetric changes in the upper airway spaces following RME in growing subjects by means of acoustic rhinometry, three-dimensional radiography and(More)
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