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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the Jones jig appliance on distal movement of maxillary molars and reciprocal effects on premolars and maxillary incisors. Cephalometric radiographs before and after orthodontic treatment of 72 consecutively treated patients, 46 females and 26 males, were measured to define treatment changes(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the use of predictors and methods of improving patient compliance. A survey of 118 items was developed by searching the literature for items that other researchers have found to be significant. The new questionnaire contained six sections. Sections 1 and 2 pertained to predictors of patient compliance; sections 3 and 4(More)
This study measures and compares the level of frictional resistance generated between titanium and stainless steel brackets. Both 0.018 and 0.022 inch slot size edgewise brackets were tested with different sized rectangular stainless steel wires in a specially designed apparatus. The frictional resistance was measured on Instron Universal testing machine(More)
Controlling the vertical dimension of high-angle patients without the benefit of compliance can be a challenging aspect of orthodontic treatment. This retrospective study examines the skeletal and dental effects of a modified transpalatal bar, dubbed the vertical holding appliance (VHA), which was used in an attempt to control the vertical dimension of(More)
Orthodontist-patient relationships have significant effects on the success of orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of patient-perceived orthodontist behaviors on (a) patient perceived orthodontist-patient relationship, (b) patient satisfaction, and (c) orthodontist-evaluated patient adherence or compliance in(More)
There is a paucity of information on the morphological assessment of the temporomandibular joint in relation to varying skeletal and dental relationships. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphologic relationship of the condyle and fossa in patients with different malocclusions and skeletal relationships. Pretreatment records of 232 orthodontic(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a reward system for improving patient compliance in orthodontic treatment. The sample consisted of 144 orthodontic patients (63 male, 81 female, average age 12.8 years), 6 to 12 months into their treatment. The sample was divided into above-average and below-average compliers, based on the orthodontic(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure the frictional forces generated between composite, ceramic, and metal brackets and selected wire alloy-size combinations with elastomeric and stainless steel ligatures in a dry environment. Four types of composite, one ceramic, one sapphire, and one metal bracket were tested with stainless steel, nickel-titanium, and(More)
The long-term effects of varying concentrations and frequencies of injectable, exogenous prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) on the rate of tooth movement and the amount of root resorption were evaluated. There were 132 male Sprague-Dawley rats 8 weeks old that initially weighed 225 to 250 gm. Five animals were in a pilot study, while seven were baseline controls and(More)
This research evaluated the effects of different bracket-wire combinations and second-order deflections on kinetic friction. Thirteen different brackets, six with 0.018 x 0.025 inch slots and seven with 0.022 x 0.028-inch slots were evaluated with six different sizes and shapes of stainless steel orthodontic wire, i.e., 0.016, 0.016 x 0.022, 0.017 x 0.025,(More)