Chun-Hsi Chung

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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)
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)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the bond strength of rebonded mechanically retentive ceramic brackets. Twenty new and 100 sandblasted rebonded ceramic brackets (Clarity, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, Calif) were bonded to 120 extracted human premolars with composite resin and divided into 6 equal groups according to how the bracket bases were treated: (1)(More)
Eighty-five (45 male and 40 female) skeletal Class II untreated subjects with low (< 27 degrees ), average (27 degrees - 36 degrees ), and high (> 36 degrees ) mandibular plane angles (MP-SN) were selected from the Bolton-Brush and the Burlington Growth Studies. Cephalograms of each subject at ages 9 and 18 were traced, and 28 parameters were measured. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of prestretching on time-dependant force decay of synthetic elastomeric chains. METHODS Five-unit (12.5 mm) and 6-unit (15.5 mm) modules (Generation II, Ormco, Glendora, Calif) were prestretched 100% for 1 hour (n = 12), 24 hours (n = 12), 2 weeks (n = 12), and 4 weeks (n = 12) in 37(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate if a relationship exists between dental arch width and the vertical facial pattern determined by the steepness of the mandibular plane, and to examine the differences in dental arch widths between male and female untreated adults. Lateral cephalograms and dental casts were obtained from 185 untreated(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)
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)
Shear bond strength of Concise (a composite resin adhesive) and Fuji Ortho LC (a light-cured resin-reinforced glass ionomer cement) bonded to extracted teeth was tested under different bonding conditions: (1) Concise/etched/dry (2) Fuji/etched/dry (3) Fuji/etched/wet (4) Fuji/unetched/dry (5) Fuji/unetched/wet. Concise/etched/dry and Fuji/etched/dry groups(More)