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Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME), which combines orthodontics and surgery, is a well-established therapy for transverse maxillary hypoplasia in adults after sutural closure or completion of skeletal maturation. X-rays are usually the preferred monitoring technique for this treatment. Recently, ultrasound scanning has been used(More)
The central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is benign, nonodontogenic, and intraosseous lesion of the jaw. Aggressive subtypes of CGCG have a tendency to recur after excision and require wide resection that leads to major defects in the jaw. In this case report a patient who had severe mandibular bony deficiency as a result of excision of aggressive CGCG,(More)
The aim of this in vivo study was to evaluate the effects of sandblasting metal brackets on their clinical performance when resin-modified, chemically cured glass ionomer cement was used for bonding. A total of 60 patients with a range of malocclusions were allocated randomly into two groups. For the first 30 cases, teeth were divided into quadrants so that(More)
Various techniques have been proposed for the repair of palatal clefts. The first surgical closure technique that should be kept in mind is the use of adjacent mucosal flaps. When the palatal cleft is too large to close with adjacent mucosal flaps, distant flaps such as from the tongue or nasolabial region may be considered. This report presents a cleft(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to develop a suture technique that would be simple and easy to perform, but also strong enough to resist the strength formed during early active exercise protocols. METHODS Thirty flexor digitorum profundus muscle tendons were obtained from lambs aged 12 to 16 months. The tendons were assigned to three in situ repair(More)
These in vitro studies investigated the effect of adhesive thickness on the tensile and shear bond strength of a light-cured, resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (FO). A light-cured conventional composite resin (CO) was used as the control material. Mesh-based metal brackets were bonded to extracted human premolars using FO and CO. The adhesive thickness(More)
The introduction of air abrasion (sandblasting) technology to orthodontics may allow reaching optimum bond strength between the metal bracket and resin-modified glass ionomer cement. This study examined the effects of sandblasting metal bracket bases on the in vitro tensile bond strength of a resin-modified glass ionomer cement. Two-hundred foil-mesh based(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to investigate the effects of orthodontic treatment with 4 first molar extractions on the angulations and eruption spaces of all third molars and to compare these changes with outcomes of nonextraction samples used as a control group. STUDY DESIGN This study was carried out on standardized panoramic radiographs of 41 subjects (8(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate condylar, ramal, and condylar plus ramal mandibular vertical asymmetry in a group of cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients and compared with subjects with a 'normal' occlusion. Mandibular asymmetry index (condylar, ramal, and condylar plus ramal) and gonial angle measurements were examined on panoramic radiographs. The(More)