Regis Meller Santana

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A girl with an Angle Class III malocclusion, anterior and posterior crossbites, a concave profile, and cleft lip and palate sought orthodontic treatment. She was treated with a multidisciplinary therapeutic protocol including orthodontic and surgical procedures. The proposed objectives of occlusion, normal function, and balanced profile were achieved, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the effects of frequently ingested beverages on force degradation of intermaxillary elastics. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and eighty 1/4-inch intermaxillary elastics (TP Orthodontics) were immersed into six different beverages: (1) Coca-Cola®; (2) Beer; (3) Orange juice; (4) Red wine; (5)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of organic gel solvents (70% acetone and 90% ethanol) and ultrasound in the removal of metallic brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Metallic brackets were bonded with light-cured orthodontic composite (Transbond XT) in 120 human bicuspids and divided into 6 groups for the enamel etch-and-rinse adhesive system (XT) and 6 groups(More)
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