Meir Redlich

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Orthodontic force causes an injury to and subsequent degradation of the attachment apparatus, thus leading to the transposition of the tooth. The gingiva, however, is compressed and sometimes becomes hypertrophic with tooth movement and often shrinks after treatment. To study the effect of force on the gingiva, we applied orthodontic force in dogs and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the reliability of a new technique for measuring 3D-scanned orthodontic cast models with cross-section planes using teledent, a new software, developed at Technion - for the purpose of this research. EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLE Thirty orthodontic plaster models were divided into three equal groups according to severity of teeth crowding.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the salivary protein profile in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS), and healthy control subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Unstimulated whole saliva samples were collected from 16 age-matched females; eight healthy subjects and eight patients diagnosed with SS (six primary SS, one incomplete SS and one primary SS associated with B(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of orthodontic treatment is to relocate teeth abnormally positioned in the jaws. This is achieved by application of continuous force on the tooth, which is immediately being sensed by the periodontal ligament (PDL), bone and the gingiva. Since the bony response is mediated by the PDL, tooth movement is primarily a PDL phenomenon. (More)
An orthodontically treated tooth is often destabilized in its newly corrected location and relapses towards its original position. Hitherto, the explanation for this phenomenon was that orthodontic force brings about "stretching" of gingival collagen fiber, which "pull back" the tooth towards its pretreatment position. A previous ultrastructural study(More)
The ability of elastic fibers to respond to mechanical stimuli suggests that they play a central role in physiological adaptation to external stimuli including application of orthodontic force. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of external pressure simulating orthodontic force on tropoelastin gene expression in cultured human periodontal(More)
The number of adults requesting orthodontic treatment is constantly growing, with a resultant increase in the need to bond brackets to porcelain restorations. Because adults often favor more esthetic ceramic brackets, it is important to evaluate the bond strength of ceramic to porcelain restorations and the integrity of the porcelain surface after(More)
INTRODUCTION Identification of the dental arch form of the orthodontic patient is a key aspect for achieving a stable, functional, and esthetic dentition. Failure to customize preformed archwires with the patient's arch form might increase the probability of relapse and lead to an unnatural smile. The primary objective of this study was to identify the arch(More)
OBJECTIVES To elucidate the RUNX2 gene expression induction in human osteoblasts after mechanical loading. DESIGN Using a stringent pulse-chase protocol human osteoblasts were exposed to centrifugal pressure force for 30 and 90 min. Untreated control cells were processed in parallel. Before, and at defined times after centrifugation, total RNA was(More)
With the increasing demand for adult orthodontics, a growing need arises to bond attachments to porcelain surfaces. Optimal adhesion to a porcelain surface should allow orthodontic treatment without bond failure but not jeopardize porcelain integrity after debonding. In this study, 90 glazed porcelain facets were divided into three groups according to(More)