Amirfarhang Miresmaeili

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INTRODUCTION Even with advances in materials and techniques, demineralization around brackets during orthodontic treatment continues to be a problem. The purpose of this in-vivo study was to evaluate the effect of a fluoride varnish on enamel demineralization adjacent to bonded brackets. METHODS Fifteen patients who needed at least 2 premolars extracted(More)
The purpose of this retrospective case-control study was to compare the cephalometric features of parents of children with cleft anomalies to those of parents of normal children in the hope of finding potential markers of predisposition for this condition. There were 22 sets of parents of cleft children (study group) and 22 sets of parents of normal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate and compare the short-term skeletal and dental changes following surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) with or without pterygomaxillary disjunction (PTMD) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS In present study, a total of 15 consecutive patients with transverse maxillary deficiency underwent(More)
AIM To evaluate and compare the short-term (post-retention) skeletal and dental changes following bone-borne and tooth-borne surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). SUBJECTS AND METHODS In this randomized clinical study, 30 patients with transverse maxillary deficiency underwent either tooth-borne(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate three-dimensional molar displacement after distalization via miniscrews and a horizontal modification of the trans-palatal-arch (TPA). METHODS The subjects in this clinical trial were 26 Class II patients. After the preparation of a complete set of diagnostic records, miniscrews were inserted between the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the effect of argon laser irradiation on development and progress of enamel demineralization around orthodontic brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty caries-free, intact human premolars were randomly assigned to one of the following five equal groups: Groups 1 (control) and 2: The brackets were bonded using(More)
INTRODUCTION The rough surface of Hawley removable appliances provides an environment for plaque accumulation, leading to enamel demineralization. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of silver nanoparticles incorporated into acrylic baseplates of orthodontic retainers on Streptococcus mutans colony-forming units. METHODS Sixty-six orthodontic(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of carbon dioxide laser irradiation on enamel surface microhardness. METHODS In this single-blind interventional clinical trial, 16 patients needing at least 2 premolars extracted for orthodontic purposes participated. In each subject, 1 premolar was treated with the carbon dioxide laser (beam(More)
AIM This study aims at examining the difficulty in performing forced eruption of impacted maxillary canines, using CBCT information and according to experienced orthodontist's opinion. The second aim was to find the most important factors related to this decision. METHODS Based on a careful literature review on impacted maxillary canines, ten main factors(More)
This article reports on a patient with severe maxillary and mandibular crowding treated by both expansion and extraction treatment. Two surgical procedures, surgically assisted palatal expansion and a mandibular midline osteotomy, were performed in sequence for skeletal expansion. A hybrid appliance, consisting of a Hyrax screw and 2 miniplates, was used in(More)