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The purpose of this study was to examine the maxillary and mandibular responses to rapid palatal expansion (RPE) in all 3 dimensions. Twenty children (average age, 11.7 years) who required RPE treatment were included in this study. Pre- (T1) and post-RPE (T2) lateral and posteroanterior (PA) cephalograms and study models were taken for all patients. For(More)
Shear bond strength of a composite resin adhesive (Concise) and two resin-modified glass ionomer cements (Fuji Ortho LC and Geristore) bonded to porcelain surface was tested. Orthodontic brackets were bonded to 120 porcelain disks (Finesse) etched with 9% HF. Samples were divided into six groups: (1) Concise, (2) Concise/silane, (3) Geristore, (4)(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of dental tipping and rotation immediately after surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE). Fourteen patients (10 females, four males; mean age 25.6 years) who required a SARPE procedure were available for this study. A palatal expander appliance was cemented on four abutment teeth(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of saliva contamination on the shear bond strength of an orthodontic adhesive used with Transbond Moisture-Insensitive Primer (MIP, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, Calif) and Transbond Plus Self-Etching Primer (SEP, 3M Unitek). Hydrophobic Transbond XT primer (XT, 3M Unitek) was used as a control. A total of 162(More)
Experiments were performed to determine whether beta-glycerophosphate (beta-GP) promoted mineralization in vitro by modulating bone cell metabolic activity and/or serving as a local source of inorganic phosphate ions (Pi). Using MC3T3-E1, ROS 17/2.8, and chick osteoblast-like cells in the presence of beta-GP or Pi, we examined mineral formation, lactate(More)
An in vitro study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of bracket placement for direct and indirect bonding techniques. Nineteen sets of duplicated Class II malocclusion models were divided into three groups: (1) one set for ideal bracket placement, (2) nine sets for direct bonding on mannequins, and (3) nine sets for indirect bonding. Both direct and(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to examine the maxillary response on the transverse dimensions to rapid palatal expansion (RPE) by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS Twenty-four children (average age, 9.9 years) who had RPE treatment with a bonded expander were included. Pretreatment orthodontic records (T1) and immediately(More)
P osttreatment tooth movement is inevitable, but its degree depends on a variety of factors that are both iatrogenic and innate to each patient. Although various retention techniques have been developed to minimize posttreatment movement, it is unrealistic to believe that the entire dentition can be retained in all dimensions. Relapse is usually considered(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the sagittal and vertical effects on the maxilla induced by surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion. Twenty patients (average age, 25.6 years) who required a surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion procedure were available for this study. Each patient was banded with a Haas-type palatal expander,(More)
Experiments were performed to determine whether β-glycerophosphate (β-GP) promoted mineralization in vitro by modulating bone cell metabolic activity and/or serving as a local source of inorganic phosphate ions (Pi). Using MC3T3-E1, ROS 17/2.8, and chick osteoblast-like cells in the presence of β-GP or Pi, we examined mineral formation, lactate generation,(More)