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  1. Research

    Prevalence of dental agenesis in a sample of Italian orthodontic patients: an epidemiological study

    The congenital absence of one or more teeth is a dental anomaly that frequently occurs in the world’s population with a wide variability of distribution. The aim of this study is to assess the current prevalen...

    Antonio L. T. Gracco, Serena Zanatta, Filippo Forin Valvecchi, Denis Bignotti, Alessandro Perri and Francesco Baciliero

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:33

    Published on: 16 October 2017

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    A survey of protocols and trends in orthodontic retention

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate retention procedures and protocols which are used by the orthodontists in Lithuania and to identify commonly used types of dental retainers.

    Alvyda Andriekute, Arunas Vasiliauskas and Antanas Sidlauskas

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:31

    Published on: 9 October 2017

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    Markers in blood and saliva for prediction of orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption: a retrospective case controlled-study

    Hormonal and enzymatic factors may render certain individuals more susceptible to orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR). The objectives of this study are (1) to identify biochemical key ...

    Dilara Yashin, Oyku Dalci, Mohammed Almuzian, Jenkin Chiu, Rajiv Ahuja, Apurv Goel and M. Ali. Darendeliler

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:27

    Published on: 18 September 2017

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    Comparative SEM analysis of nine F22 aligner cleaning strategies

    The orthodontics industry has paid great attention to the aesthetics of orthodontic appliances, seeking to make them as invisible as possible. There are several advantages to clear aligner systems, including a...

    Luca Lombardo, Marco Martini, Francesca Cervinara, Giorgio Alfredo Spedicato, Teresa Oliverio and Giuseppe Siciliani

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:26

    Published on: 11 September 2017

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    Removable thermoplastic appliances modified by incisal cuts show altered biomechanical properties during tipping of a maxillary central incisor

    The present study aimed to evaluate the force delivery of removable thermoplastic appliances (RTAs), modified by different sized incisal cuts, during tipping of a maxillary central incisor in palatal and vesti...

    Phillipp Brockmeyer, Katharina Kramer, Florian Böhrnsen, Rudolf Matthias Gruber, Sarah Batschkus, Tina Rödig and Wolfram Hahn

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:28

    Published on: 28 August 2017

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    A retrospective cephalometric study on upper airway spaces in different facial types

    Craniofacial growth pattern has been correlated with variations in size of the upper airway spaces. The objective of this study was to evaluate the nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharyngeal airway spac...

    Roselaine Sprenger, Luciano Augusto Cano Martins, Júlio Cesar Bento dos Santos, Carolina Carmo de Menezes, Giovana Cherubini Venezian and Viviane Veroni Degan

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:25

    Published on: 21 August 2017

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    Quantitative analysis of the relationship between maxillary incisors and the incisive canal by cone-beam computed tomography in an adult Japanese population

    In setting goals for orthodontic treatment, determining the morphologies of the alveolar bone and maxillary incisor root is important for avoiding root resorption, dehiscence, and fenestration. This study aime...

    Tomonari Matsumura, Yuji Ishida, Ayako Kawabe and Takashi Ono

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:24

    Published on: 14 August 2017

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    A preliminary investigation of short-term cytokine  expression in gingival crevicular fluid secondary to high-level orthodontic forces and the associated root resorption: case series analytical study

    Orthodontically induced iatrogenic root resorption (OIIRR) is an unavoidable inflammatory process. Several factors claimed to be related to the severity of OIIRR. Orthodontic forces cause micro-trauma to the p...

    Rajiv Ahuja, Moahmmed Almuzian, Alamgir Khan, Dana Pascovici, Oyku Dalci and M. Ali Darendeliler

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:23

    Published on: 7 August 2017

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    Force level of small diameter nickel-titanium orthodontic wires ligated with different methods

    The aim of this study was to compare the deflection force in conventional and thermally activated nickel-titanium (NiTi) wires in passive (Damon Q) and active (Bioquick) self-ligating brackets (SLB) and in con...

    Rodrigo Hitoshi Higa, José Fernando Castanha Henriques, Guilherme Janson, Murilo Matias, Karina Maria Salvatore de Freitas, Fernanda Pinelli Henriques and Manoela Fávaro Francisconi

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:21

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    Stress and displacement patterns in the craniofacial skeleton with rapid maxillary expansion—a finite element method study

    Rapid maxillary expansion (RME), indicated in the treatment of maxillary deficiency directs high forces to maxillary basal bone and to other adjacent skeletal bones. The aim of this study is to (i) evaluate st...

    J. Priyadarshini, C. M. Mahesh, B. S. Chandrashekar, Abhishek Sundara, A. V. Arun and Vinay P. Reddy

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:17

    Published on: 10 July 2017

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    Comparison of surgical and non-surgical orthodontic treatment approaches on occlusal and cephalometric outcomes in patients with Class II Division I malocclusions

    This study aimed to examine end-of-treatment outcomes of severe Class II Division I malocclusion patients treated with surgical or non-surgical approaches. This study tests the hypotheses that occlusal outcome...

    Sheila Daniels, Patrick Brady, Arya Daniels, Stacey Howes, Kyungsup Shin, Satheesh Elangovan and Veerasathpurush Allareddy

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:16

    Published on: 3 July 2017

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    A cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of tooth agenesis and structural dental anomalies in association with cleft type in non-syndromic oral cleft patients

    The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of tooth agenesis, microdontia, and tooth malformation among non-syndromic oral cleft patients and their potential association with cleft type and gender.

    Dimitrios Konstantonis, Alexandros Alexandropoulos, Nikoleta Konstantoni and Maria Nassika

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:20

    Published on: 25 June 2017

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    Decalcification prevention around orthodontic brackets bonded to bleached enamel using different topical agents

    The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different topical agents utilized for prevention of enamel decalcification around orthodontic brackets bonded to bleached and non-bleached enamel.

    Ferial Ahmed Msallam, Mohammed El-Awady Grawish, Ahmad Mohammed Hafez and Yasser Lotfy Abdelnaby

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:15

    Published on: 12 June 2017

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    Root resorption during orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®: a radiometric study

    Root resorption (RR) is described as a permanent loss of tooth structure from the root apex. Many reports in the literature indicate that orthodontically treated patients are more likely to have severe apical ...

    Giulia Gay, Serena Ravera, Tommaso Castroflorio, Francesco Garino, Gabriele Rossini, Simone Parrini, Giovanni Cugliari and Andrea Deregibus

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:12

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Perception of smile esthetics by laypeople of different ages

    Age is a factor affecting smile esthetics. Three variables of smile esthetics associated with the maxillary anterior teeth and age-related changes have recently received considerable attention: (i) the incisal...

    Chompunuch Sriphadungporn and Niramol Chamnannidiadha

    Progress in Orthodontics 2017 18:8

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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