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OBJECTIVE This in-vitro study was done to evaluate the effects of two different seal materials, Duraflor™ and Enamel Pro(®) Varnish, on enamel demineralization adjacent to orthodontic fixed appliances. METHODS Seventy-two extracted solid premolars were allocated to three groups as one control and two study groups after brackets were placed and bonded with(More)
The interruption of odontogenesis by any etiological factor may result in dental anomalies. Apart from the environmental factors, the impact of genetics in dental anomalies was found to be a factor in different levels. Many authors had questioned a common genetic defect resulting in different phenotypic conditions such as absent, malformed, malposed or(More)
The Korean Journal of Orthodontics enjoyed another great successful year in 2016. Hundreds of well-prepared manuscripts have been submitted from many countries for publication and, in reviewing of those manuscripts, our orthodontic experts have contributed in various ways to maintain a higher standard of the Journal. Among them, we hopes to extend our(More)
Successful treatment of any orthodontic problem depends on an appropriate diagnosis of its etiology. It is well known that the genetics, as well as environmental factors, play an important role on the etiology of skeletal anomalies. Recent studies and advances in genetic sciences allowed the orthodontists to better understand the effects of genetics on the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate patients' perceptions of pain and discomfort during tooth separation and to compare the effectiveness of brass wire and elastomeric separators. METHODS The participants were 87 adults with a mean age of 22.1 +/- 1.9 years. Elastomeric and brass wire separators were inserted mesial and distal to upper right (elastomeric separators)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the changes in oxygen saturation and heart pulse during intraoral impression taking from infants with cleft lip and palate (CLP) at onset of presurgical orthopedic therapy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In our study, 21 uni- and bilateral infants with CLP (9 female, 12 males, mean age 5.90 ± 2.46 days) were monitored(More)
AIM   The objective of this study was to (1) evaluate the oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels during intraoral and extraoral impression taking and (2) compare the SpO2 levels during impression taking before and after presurgical orthopedic therapy (POT) of infants with cleft lip and palate (CLP). PATIENTS AND METHODS   In our study, 31 babies with CLP before(More)
The Korean Journal of Orthodontics enjoyed another great successful year in 2017. Hundreds of well-prepared manuscripts have been submitted from many countries for publication and, in reviewing of those manuscripts, our orthodontic experts have contributed in various ways to maintain a higher standard of the Journal. Among them, we hopes to extend our(More)
INTRODUCTION The purposes of this study were to (1) evaluate facial asymmetry 3 dimensionally using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and (2) compare the right and left facial hard and soft tissues volumetrically and their interferences on each other. METHODS The CBCT data of 49 asymmetric (soft tissue menton deviation, ≥4 mm; distance from the facial(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of natal/neonatal teeth in infants with cleft lip and palate (CLP) according to gender, involving jaw and side and to show the management of some cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was carried out on medical history and photographic records of 69 infants with(More)