Olga Elpis Kolokitha

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INTRODUCTION In spite of growing concern of routine mechanotherapy modalities in patients' health and recent regulations on nickel exposure, there has been no relevant meta-analysis. The aim of this study, therefore, was to investigate the effect of orthodontic therapy on the prevalence of nickel hypersensitivity and compare it with the prevalence in the(More)
This case report describes the treatment of a boy with both central maxillary incisors impacted because of 2 supernumerary teeth. Therapeutic management of the impacted teeth was combined with orthodontic treatment of a Class II Division 1 malocclusion. A sequential approach of surgical removal of the supernumerary teeth with 2 stages of surgical exposure(More)
Nickel is the most common contact allergen. Nickel-containing orthodontic appliances are implicated in allergic reactions, which represent a type IV delayed hypersensitivity immune response. Nickel hypersensitivity is diagnosed through the patient's history, clinical findings, and biocompatibility testing (patch skin tests). While testing the level of(More)
Exposure to nickel-containing orthodontic appliances may cause intra- or extraoral allergic reactions. Nickel is the most typical antigen implicated in causing allergic contact dermatitis, which is a Type IV delayed hypersensitivity immune response. This report presents an unusual reaction to nickel during the orthodontic treatment of an adult female(More)
The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the validity of the predictions of a computerized cephalometric system (Dentofacial Planner) regarding dentoskeletal and soft tissue profile changes after mandibular setback and maxillary impaction osteotomies. Tracings of lateral cephalograms taken at the end of preoperative orthodontics (within 1 week(More)
The importance of the presence of a maxillary midline diastema resides in its position and the concern it causes to patients. This specific diastema has been attributed to genetic and environmental factors, even though it is often a normal feature of growth, especially in primary and mixed dentition. The need for treatment is mainly attributed to esthetic(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the validity of a manual cephalometric method used for predicting the post-operative soft tissue profiles of patients who underwent mandibular setback surgery and compare it to a computerized cephalometric prediction method (Dentofacial Planner). Lateral cephalograms of 18 adults with mandibular prognathism(More)
This study evaluated the early changes of maxillary alveolar arches of operated unilateral cleft lip and palate patients. Dental casts were available at four age increments. Triangular flap cheiloplasty was carried out at an early age. Two-stage palatoplasty by vomer flap and soft palate closure took place later. Prior to lip repair, the alveolar arches(More)
Over the past decade the growing number of adult patients seeking for orthodontic treatment made orthognathic surgery popular. Surgical and orthodontic techniques have developed to the point where combined orthodontic and surgical treatment is now feasible to manage dentofacial deformity problems very satisfactorily. The prediction of orthognathic treatment(More)
The cephalometric prediction of orthognathic treatment outcome is an important part of the surgical planning and the process of informed consent. The orthodontic and surgical changes must be described accurately prior to treatment in order to assess the treatment's feasibility, to optimize case management and to increase patient's understanding and(More)