Featured article: Evaluating the treatment effectiveness and efficiency of Carriere Distalizer: a cephalometric and study model comparison of Class II appliances
Treatment of Class II malocclusion is a common challenge for orthodontists. Many different treatment modalities exist for Class II malocclusion depending on whether the problem is skeletal or dentoalveolar. Carriere Distalizer has been marketed as a Class II corrector that functions to rotate and upright the maxillary first molars while distalizing the posterior segments as a unit.
Although Carriere Distalizer has been growing in popularity among clinical practitioners over the last decade, few studies are available to evaluate the efficiency of Carriere Distalizer for Class II correction. In this study, Yin et al evaluated the treatment effectiveness of Carriere Distalizer in comparison to Class II intermaxillary elastics and Forsus.
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About the Editor
Ravindra Nanda, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Ravindra Nanda is Professor Emeritus, Former UConn Alumni Endowed Chair and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of various organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society and Edward H. Angle Society. He has been active in orthodontic research in the area of biomechanics, clinical trials and acceleration of orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Nanda has given numerous lectures at national and international societies including Mershon Lecture at American Association of Orthodontics and Sheldon Friel Lecture at 2011 EOS Congress. He has authored with his colleagues more than 250 scientific papers and 8 text books. He has been recognized with various awards from numerous international orthodontic organizations.