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  1. Content type: Research

    Dolphin® visual treatment objective (VTO) prediction software is routinely utilized by orthodontists during the treatment planning of orthognathic cases to help predict post-surgical soft tissue changes. Altho...

    Authors: Robert J. Peterman, Shuying Jiang, Rene Johe and Padma M. Mukherjee

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:19

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    Our objectives are to analyse and to compare the stress distribution and displacement of the craniofacial structures, following the application of forces from quad-helix and Nickel Titanium Palatal Expander-2 ...

    Authors: Avinash Kumar, Hajra Ghafoor and Arifa Khanam

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:17

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    This study aimed to simulate the actions of low-pull (LP), high-pull (HP), and combined pull (CP) headgears (HGs) and to analyze tooth movement tendencies through finite element analysis.

    Authors: Ivan Toshio Maruo, Hiroshi Maruo, Armando Yukio Saga, Dauro Douglas de Oliveira, Marco André Argenta and Orlando Motohiro Tanaka

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:18

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  4. Content type: Research

    Fixed orthodontic retainers have numerous advantages, but it is not known whether they can exert pathological forces on supporting tissues around the splinted teeth. The purpose of this study was to investigat...

    Authors: Allahyar Gerami, Sepideh Dadgar, Vahid Rakhshan, Puya Jannati and Farhad Sobouti

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:16

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  5. Content type: Research

    Patient information leaflets (PILs) are often used to reinforce and provide further information relating to treatment choices, risks, and alternatives. An assessment of the quality of commonly used orthodontic...

    Authors: Jadbinder Seehra, Laura Cockerham and Nikolaos Pandis

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:15

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  6. Content type: Research

    Several studies have shown soft tissue profile changes after orthodontic treatment in Class II Division 1 patients. However, a few studies have described factors influencing the soft tissue changes. The purpos...

    Authors: Suhatcha Maetevorakul and Smorntree Viteporn

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:13

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  7. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the amount of nickel and titanium ions released from two wires with different shapes and a similar surface area.

    Authors: Arash Azizi, Abdolreza Jamilian, Francesca Nucci, Zinat Kamali, Nima Hosseinikhoo and Letizia Perillo

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:10

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  8. Content type: Review

    The objective of the study is to assess the effect of molar intrusion with temporary anchorage devices on the vertical facial morphology and mandibular rotation during open bite treatment in the permanent dent...

    Authors: Ahmad Saleem Alsafadi, Mohannad M. Alabdullah, Humam Saltaji, Anas Abdo and Mohamed Youssef

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:9

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  9. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to investigate whether multistranded fixed retainers prevented overeruption of unopposed mandibular second molars in maxillary first molar extraction cases.

    Authors: Christos Livas, Demetrios J. Halazonetis, Johan W. Booij, Christos Katsaros and Yijin Ren

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the stress patterns produced in mini-implant and alveolar bone, for various implant dimensions, under different directions of simulated orthodontic force, using a thre...

    Authors: Gautham Sivamurthy and Shantha Sundari

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:4

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  11. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to better understand how surgical repositioning and stabilization of anteriorly displaced articular discs using the Mitek mini-anchor technique affects condylar growth in growing pati...

    Authors: Trevor P. Bodine, Larry M. Wolford, Eustaquio Araujo, Donald R. Oliver and Peter H. Buschang

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:2

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  12. Content type: Research

    An important constituent of an orthodontic appliance is orthodontic brackets. It is either the bracket or the archwire that slides through the bracket slot, during sliding mechanics. Overcoming the friction be...

    Authors: Chetankumar O. Agarwal, Ketan K. Vakil, Avinash Mahamuni, Pawankumar Dnyandeo Tekale, Prasad V. Gayake and Jeegar K. Vakil

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this controlled study was to investigate indirect effects on mandibular arch dimensions, 1 year after rapid palatal expansion (RPE) therapy.

    Authors: Alessandro Ugolini, Tiziana Doldo, Luis T. Huanca Ghislanzoni, Andrea Mapelli, Roberto Giorgetti and Chiarella Sforza

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2016 17:1

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  14. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to explore the association between feeding habits, non-nutritive sucking habits, and malocclusions in deciduous dentition.

    Authors: Gabriela Mesquita Lopes-Freire, Abel Belizario Cahuana Cárdenas, José Enrique Espasa Suarez de Deza, Josep Maria Ustrell-Torrent, Luciana Butini Oliveira and Joan Ramon Boj Quesada JR

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:43

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  15. Content type: Research

    Survival and success rates of tooth transplantations even after long follow-up periods have been shown to be very high. Nevertheless, it is important to analyse factors potentially influencing these rates. The...

    Authors: Mirco F. Ronchetti, Silvio Valdec, Nikolaos Pandis, Michael Locher and Hubertus van Waes

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:42

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  16. Content type: Research

    The aim was to assess and compare absorbance and transmittance values of three types of clear orthodontic aligners before and after two cycles of in vitro aging.

    Authors: Luca Lombardo, Angela Arreghini, Roberta Maccarrone, Anna Bianchi, Santo Scalia and Giuseppe Siciliani

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:41

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  17. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the study is to assess the antiadherent and antibacterial properties of surface-modified stainless steel and NiTi orthodontic wires with silver against Lactobacillus acidophilus.

    Authors: Arun Rameshwar Mhaske, Pradeep Chandra Shetty, N. Sham Bhat, C. S. Ramachandra, S. M. Laxmikanth, Kiran Nagarahalli and Pawankumar Dnyandeo Tekale

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:40

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  18. Content type: Research

    As most of the etiologic factors of malocclusion are of genetic origin and thus cannot be prevented, environmental causative factors have become the focus for correction. Early interception of oral habits may ...

    Authors: Alessandra Majorana, Elena Bardellini, Francesca Amadori, Giulio Conti and Antonella Polimeni

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:39

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  19. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the reliability and validity of one extraoral [Ortho Insight 3D™ (Motionview Software, Hixson, TN/USA)] and two intraoral [ITero™ (Align Technologies, San Jose, CA/USA) and Lythos™ (Ormco ...

    Authors: Helder B. Jacob, Graydon D. Wyatt and Peter H. Buschang

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:38

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  20. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate the corrosive behaviour of stainless steel archwires in a more clinically relevant way by bending and exposing to various pH.

    Authors: Marieke G. Hobbelink, Yan He, Jia Xu, Huixu Xie, Richard Stoll and Qingsong Ye

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:37

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  21. Content type: Research

    The use of three-dimensional (3D) surface imaging is becoming more popular and accepted in the fields of Medicine and Dentistry. The present study aims to develop a technique to automatically localise and quan...

    Authors: Arti Patel, Syed Mohammed Shamsul Islam, Kevin Murray and Mithran S. Goonewardene

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:36

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  22. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term clinical and bacterial effects of using 6 g of xylitol per day for 3 months on patients with full fixed orthodontic appliances.

    Authors: Mohamed I. Masoud, Reem Allarakia, Najlaa M. Alamoudi, Romesh Nalliah and Veerasathpurush Allareddy

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:35

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  23. Content type: Research

    This study aims to evaluate and compare the effect of pre-procedural administration of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and meloxicam in reducing pain after separator placement.

    Authors: Hooman Zarif Najafi, Morteza Oshagh, Parisa Salehi, Neda Babanouri and Sepideh Torkan

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:34

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  24. Content type: Review

    Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is an effective orthopedic procedure that can be used to address problems concerned with the growth of the midface. This procedure also may produce positive side effects on the ...

    Authors: James A. McNamara Jr, Roberta Lione, Lorenzo Franchi, Fernanda Angelieri, Lucia HS Cevidanes, M. Ali Darendeliler and Paola Cozza

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:33

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  25. Content type: Research

    Pain is the most common complication of orthodontic treatment. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been suggested as a new analgesic treatment free of the adverse effects of analgesic medications. However, it i...

    Authors: Farhad Sobouti, Maziar Khatami, Nasim Chiniforush, Vahid Rakhshan and Mahsa Shariati

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:32

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  26. Content type: Research

    The introduction of electromyographic and kinesiographic technology in orthodontics allows to obtain objective data regarding the functional aspects of the mandibular movements and the masticatory muscular act...

    Authors: Giampietro Farronato, Lucia Giannini, Guido Galbiati, Santo Andrea Stabilini, Michele Sarcina and Cinzia Maspero

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:30

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  27. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the failure rates of mini-implants placed in the infrazygomatic region and to evaluate factors that affect their stability.

    Authors: Flavio Uribe, Rana Mehr, Ajay Mathur, Nandakumar Janakiraman and Veerasathpurush Allareddy

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:31

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  28. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate treatment duration and number of appointments in orthognathic surgery using the surgery-first approach (SFA) and to evaluate the factors associated to these outcomes.

    Authors: Flavio Uribe, Sara Adabi, Nandakumar Janakiraman, Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Derek Steinbacher, David Shafer and Carlos Villegas

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:29

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  29. Content type: Research

    The subject’s inherent growth pattern can be an effective factor in characteristics of smile. More vertical growth in the posterior maxilla than in the anterior maxilla could result in a changed relationship b...

    Authors: Neha Grover, DN Kapoor, Santosh Verma and Preeti Bharadwaj

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:28

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  30. Content type: Research

    Protraction facemask has been advocated for treatment of class III malocclusion with maxillary deficiency. Studies using tooth-borne rapid palatal expansion (RPE) appliance as anchorage have experienced side e...

    Authors: Peter Ngan, Benedict Wilmes, Dieter Drescher, Chris Martin, Bryan Weaver and Erdogan Gunel

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:26

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  31. Content type: Research

    White spot lesions and gingivitis represent common, yet challenging, dilemmas for orthodontists. Fluoride has shown some benefit as a protective measure against demineralization; however, this is usually insuf...

    Authors: Derek A. Hoffman, Andrew E. Clark, Wellington J. Rody Jr., Susan P. McGorray and Timothy T. Wheeler

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:25

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  32. Content type: Research

    The aim of this retrospective study was to identify which dental and/or cephalometric variables were predictors of long-term maxillary dental arch stability in patients treated with a transpalatal arch (TPA) d...

    Authors: Gaetana Raucci, Maryam Elyasi, Camila Pachêco-Pereira, Vincenzo Grassia, Fabrizia d’Apuzzo, Carlos Flores-Mir and Letizia Perillo

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:24

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  33. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the dental and skeletal variables associated with disturbances of craniofacial development in oral-breathing (OB) individuals and the probability that these variables are relate...

    Authors: Rosa Carrieri Rossi, Nelson José Rossi, Nelson José Carrieri Rossi, Hélio Kiitiro Yamashita and Shirley Shizue Nagata Pignatari

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:23

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  34. Content type: Research

    Anchorage onto permanent dentition is a common procedure in rapid maxillary expansion. However, replacing first permanent molars with the second deciduous molars seems to be an option to reduce some negative s...

    Authors: Sabrina Mutinelli, Mario Manfredi, Antonio Guiducci, Gloria Denotti and Mauro Cozzani

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:22

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  35. Content type: Research

    The recent advent of 3D photography has created the potential for comprehensive facial evaluation. However, lack of practical true 3D analysis of the information collected from 3D images has been the factor li...

    Authors: Vikrum Nanda, Boris Gutman, Ehab Bar, Suha Alghamdi, Sotirios Tetradis, Aldons J Lusis, Eleazar Eskin and Won Moon

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:21

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  36. Content type: Research

    Aim of this retrospective observational study was to compare upper and lower dental changes in patients treated with Rapid Maxillary Expansion (RME) and Mixed Maxillary Expansion (MME), assessed by dental cast...

    Authors: Vincenzo Grassia, Fabrizia d’Apuzzo, Abdolreza Jamilian, Felice Femiano, Lorenzo Favero and Letizia Perillo

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:20

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  37. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was the characterization of mechanical properties of representative types of orthodontic wires employing instrumented indentation testing (IIT) according to ISO 14577.

    Authors: Spiros Zinelis, Youssef S Al Jabbari, Marianna Gaintantzopoulou, George Eliades and Theodore Eliades

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:19

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Mesial protraction of mandibular posterior teeth requires increased anchorage to avoid undesired tooth movements. Orthodontic mini-implants have become a popular and successful way to increase skeletal anchora...

    Authors: Matina V Angelopoulou, Despina Koletsi, George Vadiakas and Demetrios J Halazonetis

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:18

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  39. Content type: Research

    The aim of this clinical investigation was to compare the level of discomfort reported by patients during the removal of orthodontic metallic brackets performed with four different debonding instruments.

    Authors: Matheus Melo Pithon, Daniel Santos Fonseca Figueiredo, Dauro Douglas Oliveira and Raildo da Silva Coqueiro

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:17

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  40. Content type: Research

    Maxillary protraction with the novel N2 mini-implant- and micro-implant-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE) can potentially provide significant skeletal effects without surgery, even in older patients wher...

    Authors: Won Moon, Kimberley W. Wu, Matthew MacGinnis, Jay Sung, Howard Chu, George Youssef and Andre Machado

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:16

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  41. Content type: Review

    Nasal breathing is a requirement for proper growth and development of the craniofacial complex. Inadequacy of the nasal airway from obstruction such as from nasal septal deviation (NSD) can affect craniofacial...

    Authors: Tehnia Aziz, Kal Ansari, Manuel O. Lagravere, Michael P. Major and Carlos Flores-Mir

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:15

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  42. Content type: Research

    The primary objective of this study was to develop a computer-controlled three-dimensional friction measuring system, the orthodontic friction simulator (OFS). A clinically-based in vitro experiment considerin...

    Authors: Maryam Fathimani, Garrett W Melenka, Dan L Romanyk, Roger W Toogood, Giseon Heo, Jason P Carey and Paul W Major

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:14

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  43. Content type: Research

    To evaluate mesiodistal tooth width of patients with UCLP comparing tooth size in different Goslon Yardstick scores and between cleft and noncleft sides.

    Authors: Patrícia Bittencourt Dutra dos Santos, Daniela Gamba Garib, Guilherme Janson and Vivian Helena Assis

    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:13

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