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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 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)
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)
AIM The purpose of this case report is to describe the combined surgical and orthodontic treatment of two cases with an impacted maxillary central incisor and canine in the same quadrant and to discuss the causal relationship between them. BACKGROUND The most common causes of canine impactions are usually the result of one or more factors such as a long(More)
Orthodontic closure of old, edentulous spaces in the mandibular posterior region is a major challenge. In this report, we describe a method of orthodontic closure of edentulous spaces in the mandibular posterior region accelerated by piezoelectric decortication and alveolar ridge expansion. Combined piezosurgical and orthodontic treatments were used to(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)
Maxillary central incisor impactions occur infrequently. Their origins include various local causes, such as odontoma, supernumerary teeth, and space loss. Supernumerary and ectopically impacted teeth are asymptomatic and found during routine clinical or radiological examinations. The surgical exposure and orthodontic traction of bilaterally impacted(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)
We compared the gap-producing forces, ultimate tensile strength, and slip resistance of a new core suture technique and that of a modified Kessler suture in freshly harvested chicken tendons. Biomechanical trials were carried out using a tensile-strength testing machine. Our technique proved superior to the modified Kessler suture with respect to its(More)