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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

June 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona Acquired the Assets of Propel Orthodontics, a Leading Innovator in Orthodontic Devices

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Propel Orthodontics, including the VPro device and the Fastrack Mobile App. Propel Orthodontics is a leading innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide seller of orthodontic devices. Propel Orthodontics

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

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

October 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Daily Use of Ultrasound Can Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment, Prevent Root Damage

by University of Alberta

An ultrasound device developed at the University of Alberta has been shown to help patients who wear braces get faster results and avoid long-term complications, according to recently published studies. “Not only do the teeth move faster, daily use of

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

Non consonant (flat) and Consonant Smile Arc.
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Facially Driven Treatment Planning to Manage the Adult Patient with Severe Wear: Virtual Smile Design and Key Diagnostic Components

by Robert Elliott, DDS, MCID

The adult patient with deep anterior overbite and extensive anterior tooth wear is especially challenging. Treatment involves many diagnostic questions to which correct answers must be found to ensure successful management and treatment. This type of case is a perplexing

September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Orthognathic Surgery with Clear Aligner Therapy

by Dr. Marco Caminiti DDS, MEd, FRCDC (OMFS); Dr. Tiantong Lou DMD, MSc, FRCDC (Ortho)

The rise of the digital age has transformed orthodontics as we know it.1 Due to its increasing popularity, Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) has become a mainstay of contemporary orthodontics.2 This trend is largely due to the growing demand among prospective

TMJ
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

TMJ Internal Derangements

by Tom Shackleton, DDS, MS

Dentists are commonly confronted with the diagnostic and treatment challenges associated with a person who has TM joint pain, TM joint clicking and limited opening resulting from certain TM joint conditions. Paramount in our approach is the paradigm to “do

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Pre-Orthodontic Periodontal Considerations: Establishing a Rationale and Timeline for Periodontal Intervention

by Yair Lenga, DDS

Introduction: The proliferation of novel appliances in modern orthodontics, that are discreet or even completely undetectable, has encouraged a growing number of patients from adolescents to adults to seek out treatment. While referrals to an orthodontist are often made to

September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

With So Many Materials to Choose, What is the Best Choice for a Single Crown?

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Fixed restorations have come a long way since the early days of cast gold restorations with pyroplast (acrylic) facings. New materials are being developed, techniques simplified, making these advances more economical and user friendly for the dental profession. Beautiful, life-like

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyOral HealthOrthodontics

Can Plant-Based Really be High-Tech?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS and Thais Carter of Cellerant Consulting Group

In Combining Botanical Foam with the Latest in LED Innovation, PhotoDynamic is Poised to Revolutionize Home-Based Oral Hygiene for Ortho Patients Moving from research and development to an operationalized business is a milestone for any company but in the case

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Four Team Members, One Goal: A Transformation Story

by Jordan Soll DDS; Yair Lenga, Dip. Perio.; Emily Singer, Dip. Ortho.; Steve Somerville, RDT

ABSTRACT Quite often patients have the desire to improve their oral care and appearance but don’t know where to start. Compounding the problem is that when the patient is seeking solutions, they are often turned away or trivialized because their

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPediatric dentistry

Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Emel Arat, DDS, PhD (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Early orthodontic treatment refers to orthodontic intervention before the eruption of permanent dentition (except third molars) is complete.1 In orthodontic literature, the benefits of early orthodontic treatment have been a topic of much debate.2-10 Some clinicians may prefer to defer