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September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T Alumni: Defy Gravity Pace Setting Campaign is Building the Future of Good Oral Health

by Selina Esteves

Now that Defy Gravity, the University of Toronto’s new campaign, has been launched, the faculty has put together a Campaign Cabinet of alumni who want to help the school achieve its goals.Advertisement This volunteer group is made up of nine

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Periodontal Health and Maintenance for Clear Aligner Therapy

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Periodontal diseases are a diverse family of inflammatory conditions that affect the periodontium and negatively impact our oral health.1,2 Orthodontic appliances, such as traditional brackets and wires can create numerous plaque retention sites, increasing the patients’ risk of developing

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors and Considerations for Treatment Plans

by Aura Sofia C. Manfio, DDS, Cert Ortho, MSc, FRCDC; Anthony Mair, DDS, MCID

The congenital absence of one or more teeth is the most common anomaly of dental development in humans. Several terms have been used in the literature to describe this anomaly. Agenesis is considered to be the most suitable term, since

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Treatment of a Class II Subdivision Type 2 Malocclusion with Customized Lingual Brackets and a Simple Distalizer Appliance

by Gabriele Floria, DDS; Iris Floria

Introduction Class II subdivision malocclusions can be difficult to treat because of their asymmetric occlusal relationships. An accurate diagnosis, etiologically based when possible, is essential to perform a correct and efficient orthodontic treatment. The aim of this article is to

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Presurgical Maxillary Segmented Orthodontics: A Simple Concept to Prevent Relapse of Segmented Lefort 1 Osteotomy for Maxillary Expansion

by Daniel Ricard, DMD, FRCDC

Keywords: Palatal constriction Maxillary constriction Segmented Lefort 1 osteotomy Maxillary expansion Palatal expansion stabilityAdvertisement INTRODUCTION: Insufficient transverse palatal dimension is a major component of several types of malocclusion.1 This skeletal anomaly is rarely isolated. Most of the time it is

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPractice management

The DSO Model: Your Questions Answered

by Paul Helpard, DDS, MSOrtho, BSc; Nick Korhonen; Vawn Himmelsbach

In North America, there’s a trend toward consolidation of individual orthodontic practices as the specialty evolves – from people and operations to technology and the business model itself.Advertisement Some have predicted this change, seeing other medical professions consolidating in recent

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPractice management

7 Confessions of a Working Orthodontist Mom

by Tracey Hendler, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

People often ask me how I “do it all” and if I have any balance in my life. Being a working mom with a busy practice isn’t easy. But I’ve discovered that the key to finding work/life balance is to

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOrthodontics

Orthodontics: A Straight Perspective, From a Dental Hygienist’s Eyes

by Amy Currie, BSc, RDH

When my journey as a hygienist began over 15 years ago, never did I believe I would find myself fulfilled in a career as an orthodontic clinician. As a fresh graduate with a suction in my left hand and a

September 13, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

Unsuccessful Outcomes

by Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D.ORTHO, FRCD(C)

If you’re like me, you’ve had your share of unsuccessful outcomes and can appreciate the negative feelings that come with them. Just the other week I ruminated over the need to leave posterior spaces on a case that was progressing

3D-Printed Brackets
September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Faster and More Predictable Treatment with 100% Custom 3D-Printed Brackets from LightForce Orthodontics: Q&A

by Tim Dumore, DMD, BSc, MSc, FRCD(C), DipABO, FICD, FPFA

Last year, Dr. Tim Dumore added fully custom 3D-printed tooth moving tools from LightForce Orthodontics to his treatment options. LightForce, which is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has developed a cloud-based platform to create patient-specific 3D-printed ceramic brackets delivered in patient-specific

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Smile Design with Clear Aligners

by Vanessa E. Chong, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

The contemporary practice of orthodontics focuses not only on achieving ideal alignment and occlusion, but also on how the teeth relate to the soft tissues of the face. Smile arc is one of the most important factors when assessing and

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Self-Ligation has Significantly Shorter Chair Time Compared to Conventional Ligation with 8 Techniques: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Clinical Outcomes

by John C. Voudouris, (Hon) DDS, DOrth, MScD; John Dean Voudouris

Objective: To test if there are significant evidence-based differences in effectiveness between self-ligation (SL) and conventional-ligation (CL) brackets, including observation of eight daily, self-ligation clinical techniques. The clinical SL advantages are: 1) using colour elastomers upper 2-2, but converting to

September 13, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Getting to the Root of the Matter – Indications for Grafting in the Ortho-Perio Patient

by Jonathan Adam, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Diplomate ABP

Introduction Orthodontic and periodontal therapy are intimately connected. To ensure a functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome the process begins with clinical assessment of many factors including periodontal probing depths, thickness of the attached gingiva, mobility, occlusion, furcation involvement and bleeding.

May 14, 2021 News NewsOral HealthOrthodontics

Align Technology Supports the United Kingdom’s General Dental Council (GDC) Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Orthodontics which Highlights Patient Safety Issues

by Align Technology, Inc.

Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), a leading global medical device company that designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign system of clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry, today announced its support for

May 13, 2021 News NewsOrthodontics

Alberta’s Align Orthodontics Joins Canadian Orthodontic Partners’ Peer Network

by Canadian Orthodontic Partners

Canadian Orthodontic Partners (COP) has announced its new partnership with Align Orthodontics‘ clinics in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, Alberta, along with orthodontists Dr. Paul Major, Dr. Karen Hesse, and Dr. Brian Nebbe, as well as their team of clinical professionals. The COP platform provides administrative support to its

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Facial Bone and Airway Changes in Adults with a Removable Orthopedic/Orthodontic Dental Appliance: A Multi Case Report

by Theodore R Belfor, DDS; Scott Simonetti, DDS; Michael Philcock

Abstract Orthodontic clinical practice has used static forces for tooth movement and to modulate osteogenesis of craniofacial sutures for more than one hundred years. However, research has demonstrated that cyclic forces at 0.2 Hz delivered for 10 min/d over 12

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Get Things Straight: Introducing OrthoFX, a Company Ready to Realign Your Approach to Orthodontics

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Are there limits to the convenience culture? In a world where a click of an app can keep you well read, well fed and cozy in bed, all without leaving the house, consumers have come to not just prefer just-in-time

National Orthodontic Health Month
October 2, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOrthodontics

Let’s Get This Straight: 3 Tips for Delivering the Ultimate Ortho Experience

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience, dentalcorp

In my 28 years practicing and lecturing internationally on orthodontics, I have seen tremendous outcomes and great failures – mine included! In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, I’d like to share a few of my key learnings in the

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

My Stint as a Pizzaiolo

by Bruno Vendittelli

I have a newfound respect for the simplicity of a perfectly made pizza. When done correctly there is total harmony between the definite crunch of the charred crust, the subtle chew of the soft and pillowy centre and the perfect

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

An Historical Overview of Clear Aligner Therapy The Evolution of Clear Aligners

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho); Anthony Mair DDS, MClD

Although the clear aligners may seem like a relatively new modality of treatment in orthodontics, the initial concept dates as far back as the early 20th century. It began with the “Flex-O-Tite” appliance by Remensnyder2, from this, Kesling4 in 1945