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The aim of this study was to assess by means of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans the transverse effects on the nasomaxillary complex in patients submitted to rapid maxillary expansion (RME) using Haas expander in comparison to untreated individuals. This prospective controlled clinical study assessed 30 subjects (18 boys and 12 girls) with mixed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate existence of evidence that supports the therapeutical use of lidocaine as an anti-inflammatory substance. METHODS A search on health sciences databases was performed, including only papers published in English until May 2007 which reported in vivo experimental studies that tested lidocaine as an anti-inflammatory substance and(More)
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that there is no difference in the fluoride release behavior of resin-reinforced glass ionomer cements before or after fluoride recharge. The materials were divided into 5 groups: 2 resin-reinforced glass ionomer cements used for attaching orthodontic bands, that is, group FOB (Fuji Ortho Band) and group MCB(More)
INTRODUCTION In this systematic review, we identified and qualified the evidence of long-term reports on the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on airway dimensions and functions. METHODS Electronic databases (Ovid, Scirus, Scopus, Virtual Health Library, and Cochrane Library) were searched from 1900 to September 2010. Clinical trials that(More)
Orthodontic intrusion of overerupted molars in adults is challenging for most clinicians. Efficient intrusion can be achieved by combining selective alveolar corticotomies with a modified full-coverage maxillary splint to reduce surgical risks, treatment time, and costs for both orthodontists and patients.
OBJECTIVE To compare the primary stability of miniscrews inserted into bone blocks of different bone mineral densities (BMDs) with and without cortical bone, and investigate whether some trabecular properties could influence primary stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-two bone blocks were extracted from fresh bovine pelvic bone. Four groups were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether there is evidence to support the association between cortical thickness (CtTh) and the primary stability of mini-implants (MI). MATERIALS AND METHODS A search was performed including articles published until September 2013. The inclusion criteria comprised observational clinical studies conducted in patients who received(More)
Sickle-cell anemia is a genetic blood disease characterized by a hemoglobin gene mutation. The genetic failure is basically constituted by replacement of the hemoglobin beta chain in the sixth position so that the amino acid valine is encoded instead of glutamic acid. As a result, the erythrocytes have their normal biconcave discoid shape distorted,(More)
INTRODUCTION The degradation of elastic ligatures in the oral environment results in the need of periodic replacement to maintain the optimal force during the orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this study was to perform a clinical prospective randomized study of the degradation of orthodontic elastomeric ligatures in the oral environment by scanning(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the body of evidence in the literature about the most favorable time for initiating orthodontic treatment in patients with severe crowding caused by tooth size arch length deficiency (TSALD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Electronic databases (PubMed, Ovid Medline, Scopus, Virtual Health Library, and The Cochrane Library) were searched(More)