Laura J. Barbagallo

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INTRODUCTION Orthodontic treatment with clear sequential removable thermoplastic appliances (TAs) is gaining popularity as an alternative to treatment with fixed appliances. The amount of orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption generated by such appliances has not been investigated. In this prospective randomized clinical trial, we used x-ray(More)
The force imparted by removable thermoplastic appliances (RTA) onto teeth has not been investigated in the past. This investigation was designed to explore a novel methodology to measure the magnitude and identify the pattern of this force. Eight patients with moderate malocclusion were selected. In each patient, the palatally mal-positioned upper first(More)
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