Lewis G Nieberg

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The majority of rapid maxillary expansion studies have reported the use of appliances with metal bands attached to the posterior teeth. Tooth extrusion, dental tipping, and an increase in the vertical dimension are often encountered, which may not coincide with treatment objectives. Bonded appliances using interocclusal acrylic may control the vertical(More)
INTRODUCTION Air-rotor stripping (ARS) is a commonly used method to alleviate crowding in the permanent dentition. Its widespread acceptance, however, has been limited by the potential increase in caries risk of the abraded enamel surface. The aim of this study was to compare the susceptibility of ARS-treated enamel surfaces with intact surfaces in patients(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the magnitude of frictional force changes between several sizes of stainless steel orthodontic wires (0.018 inch round, 0.020 inch round, and 0.018 X 0.025 inch rectangular) and an edgewise bracket (0.022 X 0.028 inch slot) when an artificial saliva medium was introduced. The wires were secured in the bracket(More)
Previous investigations have dealt with significant alterations in pulpal respiration associated with dental materials and methods. The purpose of this investigation was to note if significant alterations in pulpal respiration remained after the insult had been removed. A rest period of 1 week was chosen to evaluate the pulpal respiration response after(More)
Vertical extrusion is a useful adjunct to periodontal-restorative procedures, particularly in the anterior segment of the dentition in which esthetic appearance is a primary concern. In the case presented, a multidisciplinary approach was used to treat a tooth successfully with extensive subgingival destruction. Orthodontic and periodontic treatment, as(More)
Klippel-Feil syndrome is a disorder characterized by failure of normal segmentation of any two of the seven cervical vertebrae. It presents with a high frequency of cleft lip and/or palate and occasional oligodontia in both the primary and permanent dentition, craniofacial asymmetry, maxillary constriction and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Cephalometric radiography has become a standard and invaluable means of obtaining diagnostic information for the management of malocclusion and skeletal disharmony. However, concerns over radiographic exposure, particularly in growing individuals, may limit its use, especially in longitudinal analyses. Less invasive means of obtaining vital information(More)