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Featured article: Evaluating the treatment effectiveness and efficiency of Carriere Distalizer: a cephalometric and study model comparison of Class II appliances

© Yin et al, 2019Treatment 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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Progress in Orthodontics is a fully open access, international journal owned by the Italian Society of Orthodontics and published under the brand SpringerOpen. The Society is currently covering all publication costs so there are no article processing charges for authors.

It is a premier journal of international scope that fosters orthodontic research, including both basic research and development of innovative clinical techniques, with an emphasis on the following areas:
• Mechanisms to improve orthodontics
• Clinical studies and control animal studies
• Orthodontics and genetics, genomics
• Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) control clinical trials
• Efficacy of orthodontic appliances and animal models
• Systematic reviews and meta analyses
• Mechanisms to speed orthodontic treatment

Progress in Orthodontics will consider for publication only meritorious and original contributions. These may be:
• Original articles reporting the findings of clinical trials, clinically relevant basic scientific investigations, or novel therapeutic or diagnostic systems
• Review articles on current topics
• Articles on novel techniques and clinical tools
• Articles of contemporary interest

Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two referees.

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Paola Cozza is Full Professor, Dean of the Dental School and head of the Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. She graduated cum laude in Medicine (MD) and in Dentistry (DDS) at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, in 1986. In 1991, she received the degree of specialist in Orthodontics and since then she has been a clinical instructor in the program in Orthodontics. Prof Cozza has authored over 200 scientific articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics and European Journal of Pediatric Dentistry. She has written and contributed to 18 textbooks.

Prof Cozza sees patients in the faculty practice in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She was President of the Italian Society of Orthodontics (SIDO) in 2017, and is a member of SIDO, Euripean Orthodontics Society (EOS), and World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO). Moreover, she is a member of the panel of referees of the following national and international journals: Dental Cadmos, Progress in Orthodontics, European Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist and European Journal of Pediatric Dentistry. 

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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.

Italian Society of Orthodontics (SIDO)

Progress in Orthodontics is affiliated with SIDO, a non-profit scientific association based in Milan, which was founded in 1968. The mission of SIDO is to provide continuing education and support to its members, to be an adviser and consultant on Orthodontic issues and guidelines at the EU, at the Italian Ministry of Health and Education and at the governmental agencies both centrally and locally, to support regional and local programs and campaigns of orthodontic screening of the population as well as orthodontic care to disadvantaged children. 

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