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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. The aim of this study was to provide an updated version of Andrews’ seminal study by exploiting 3D software to analyse the tip, torque and in-out values of two groups of different racial and ethnic background.

    Authors: Luca Lombardo, Alessandro Perri, Angela Arreghini, Michele Latini and Giuseppe Siciliani
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:11
  25. Assessment of the upper airway volume, morphology, and mechanics is of great importance for the orthodontic patient. We hypothesize that upper airway dimensions have significant effects on the dynamics of the ...

    Authors: Ahmed Ghoneima, Sahar AlBarakati, Feifei Jiang, Katherine Kula and Tamer Wasfy
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:10
  26. This study aimed to compare superelastic and heat-activated nickel-titanium orthodontic wires’ surface morphology and potential release of nickel ions following exposure to oral environment conditions. ...

    Authors: Abdul Razzak A. Ghazal, Mohammad Y. Hajeer, Rabab Al-Sabbagh, Ibrahim Alghoraibi and Ahmad Aldiry
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:9
  27. The purpose of this study was to predict the annual growth rate of the mandible and total anterior facial height using IGF-1 levels together with cervical stage, skeletal classification, and gender.

    Authors: Mohamed I Masoud, Hussain Y A Marghalani, Mohamed Bamashmous, Najlaa M Alamoudi, Douaa El Derwi, Ibrahim M Masoud, Veerasathpurush Allareddy and Nour F Gowharji
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:7
  28. The aim of this retrospective study was to cephalometrically evaluate the skeletal and dental effects of the transverse sagittal maxillary expander (TSME), for the correction of sagittal and transverse maxilla...

    Authors: Cinzia Maspero, Guido Galbiati, Lucia Giannini and Giampietro Farronato
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:6
  29. The objective of this study is to explore differences in crown-to-root angulation between lateral incisors adjacent to palatally impacted canines (PICs) and lateral incisors adjacent to normally erupted canine...

    Authors: Georgios Kanavakis, Karen M Curran, Kevin C Wiseman, Nicholas P Barone, Matthew D Finkelman, Sreedevi Srinivasan, Moonyoung B Lee and Caroll-Ann Trotman
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:4
  30. The objectives of this study were to check the reliability of the five angular and two linear parameters for sagittal maxillo-mandibular discrepancy and to compare and correlate angular parameters with the ANB...

    Authors: Rahul Trivedi, Amit Bhattacharya, Falguni Mehta, Dolly Patel, Harshik Parekh and Vaibhav Gandhi
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2015 16:3
  31. The purpose of this clinical longitudinal study was to investigate the effectiveness of indirect bonding technique evaluating the number of bond failures which occurred during treatment.

    Authors: Anna Menini, Mauro Cozzani, Maria Francesca Sfondrini, Andrea Scribante, Paolo Cozzani and Paola Gandini
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:70
  32. The purpose of this study was to compare the occlusal stability of class II subdivision malocclusion treatment with 3 and 4 first premolar extractions. A sample of 156 dental casts from 52 patients with class ...

    Authors: Guilherme Janson, Janine Araki, Sérgio Estelita and Leonardo T Camardella
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:67
  33. The objective of this study is to analyze a set of previously developed and proposed image segmentation protocols for precision in both intra- and inter-rater reliability for in vivo tooth volume measurements usi...

    Authors: Darren Forst, Simrit Nijjar, Carlos Flores-Mir, Jason Carey, Marc Secanell and Manuel Lagravere
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:69
  34. The use of functional appliances for the correction of retrognathic mandible is very common in orthodontics. Similar appliances known as oral appliances are also frequently used in adults for the treatment of ...

    Authors: Swapnil Ghodke, Ashok Kumar Utreja, Satinder Pal Singh and Ashok Kumar Jena
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:68
  35. Diode lasers are becoming popular in gingival treatment following orthodontic treatments. Despite their merit and clinical implications, postoperative pain and bleeding after surgery with diode lasers are not ...

    Authors: Farhad Sobouti, Vahid Rakhshan, Nasim Chiniforush and Maziar Khatami
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:66
  36. This systematic review aimed to generate evidence on role of potent markers of inflammation [cytokines, chemokines, their associated receptors and antagonists] following the application of orthodontic forces. ...

    Authors: Priyanka Kapoor, Om Prakash Kharbanda, Nitika Monga, Ragini Miglani and Sunil Kapila
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:65
  37. Chin cup is regarded as the oldest orthodontic appliance for the management of Class III malocclusion. To assess its clinical effectiveness in pre-pubertal patients, a meta-analysis on specific cephalometric v...

    Authors: Maria I Chatzoudi, Ioulia Ioannidou-Marathiotou and Moschos A Papadopoulos
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:62
  38. The aim of this study was to provide clinical indications for the correct management of appliances in space closure treatment of patients with agenesis of the upper lateral incisors.

    Authors: Luca Lombardo, Antonio D′Ercole, Michele Carmelo Latini and Giuseppe Siciliani
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:63
  39. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the difference in the level of pain using the visual analog scale (VAS) between cases treated with the edgewise appliance and Invisalign. In addition, the caus...

    Authors: Koji Fujiyama, Tadashi Honjo, Makoto Suzuki, Shinya Matsuoka and Toru Deguchi
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:64
  40. The role of third molars as a cause of incisor crowding, especially in the lower arch, continues to be controversial. The aim of this work is to compare opinions of Italian oral surgeons and orthodontists on t...

    Authors: Michela Gavazzi, Donato De Angelis, Sergio Blasi, Paolo Pesce and Valentina Lanteri
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:60
  41. Optimal positioning of orthodontic mini-implants is essential for a successful treatment with skeletal anchorage. This study aims to compare the accuracy of two-dimensional radiographs with a cone beam compute...

    Authors: Shilpa Kalra, Tulika Tripathi, Priyank Rai and Anup Kanase
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:61
  42. This cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted to determine association between breastfeeding duration, non-nutritive sucking habits, dental arch transverse diameters, posterior crossbite and anterior ...

    Authors: Shiv Shankar Agarwal, Karan Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Balakrishna Jayan, Anish Poonia and Hiteshwar Bhattal
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:59
  43. Decision-making based on reliable evidence is more likely to lead to effective and efficient treatments. Evidence-based dentistry was developed, similarly to evidence-based medicine, to help clinicians apply c...

    Authors: Juliana Kiriakou, Nikolaos Pandis, Phoebus Madianos and Argy Polychronopoulou
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:58
  44. The objective of the present study was to evaluate and compare temporomandibular joint changes especially disk-condyle-fossa relationship following functional treatment of skeletal class II division 1 malocclu...

    Authors: Santosh J Chavan, Wasundhara A Bhad and Umal H Doshi
    Citation: Progress in Orthodontics 2014 15:57

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