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Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie OnlineFirst articles

13.03.2023 | Original Article

Color changes of nanocomposites used for clear aligner attachments: an in vitro study

The demand for esthetic orthodontic treatment has increased in past decades. Many treatment options such as plastic, ceramic, lingual brackets, and clear aligners have been introduced to the orthodontic market [ 1 – 3 ]. A study showed that one …

verfasst von:
Serhat Özsoy, DDS-PhD, Hande Pamukçu, Assistant Professor, Professor Ömür Polat-Özsoy, Ece Mersan Ateş, PhD candidate

Open Access 09.03.2023 | Original Article

Preciseness of artificial intelligence for lateral cephalometric measurements

Orthodontic data collection and diagnosis is a process that consumes time and effort [ 1 ]. This process usually encompasses meticulous analysis of different diagnostic records including photographs, study models, and radiographs [ 2 , 3 ]. Among …

verfasst von:
Mostafa El-Dawlatly, B.D.S., M.Sc., PhD., M Orth RCSEd, Khaled Hazem Attia, B.D.S., M.Sc., PhD., Ahmed Yehia Abdelghaffar, B.D.S., M Orth RCSEd, Yehya Ahmed Mostafa, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., FDS RCSEd, Dr. Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour, B.D.S., M.Sc., PhD, M Orth RCSEd

09.03.2023 | Original Article

Effect of patients’ attitude and perception of oral hygiene on white spot lesion development and plaque accumulation during orthodontic treatment

A survey of patients with fixed appliances

White spot lesions (WSLs) result from enamel demineralization, producing white opacity on enamel surfaces with a high reported prevalence [ 1 – 3 ]. They may be induced by bonded orthodontic appliances that can lead to plaque accumulation in the …

verfasst von:
Dr. Lina Sharab, Assistant Professor, Carli Loss, Alex Kluemper, Hiroko Nagaoka, Associate Professor, Gregory Hawk, Professor Cynthia Beeman

07.03.2023 | Original Article

Effectiveness of surface polishing after debonding of metal brackets from different CAD-CAM materials

In recent years, ceramic restorations have become popular treatments due to their considerable advantages, such as color stability, esthetics, biocompatibility, and wear resistance. Constantly increasing esthetic demands have resulted in the …

verfasst von:
Ass. Prof. Aslıhan Zeynep Oz, Ass. Prof. Abdullah Alper Oz, Prof. Cagrı Ural, Ass. Prof. Necati Kaleli, Ass. Prof. İbrahim Duran

Open Access 06.03.2023 | Original Article

Influence of the force magnitude of fixed functional appliances for class II subdivision 1 treatment—a cephalometric study

Class II division 1 malocclusion is defined by a distal molar relationship and an increased overjet [ 31 ] and belongs to the most frequent malocclusions with a worldwide prevalence between 15 and 25% [ 1 , 32 ]. Besides esthetic and functional …

verfasst von:
Hisham Sabbagh, Aladin Sabbagh, Mila Janjic Rankovic, Christine Huber, Andrea Wichelhaus, Lea Hoffmann

03.03.2023 | Original Article

Bonded lingual retainer adhesives and discoloration

An in vitro study

Bonded lingual retainers may be used long-term or even lifelong by individuals who have undergone orthodontic treatment [ 1 ]. Depending on this prolonged use, one of the problems with bonded retainers is discoloration of the bonding adhesive. The …

verfasst von:
Ass. Prof. Sabahat Yazıcıoğlu, Dt. Hasan Karadeniz

03.03.2023 | Original Article

Treatment of skeletal class III malocclusion using a combined clear aligner and surgery-early approach

Assessment based on the American Board of Orthodontics Objective Grading System

As the social economy develops and the fast pace of life emerges, adults’ requirements for appearance are increasing [ 1 ]. Patients with skeletal class III malocclusion undergo orthodontic–orthognathic surgery to correct their facial profile and …

verfasst von:
Guoli Zhou, Fei Yu, Ph.D., Ass. Prof. Hongbo Yu, Ass. Prof. Lunguo Xia, Lingjun Yuan, Prof. Bing Fang

Open Access 02.03.2023 | Original Article

Precision of slot widths and torque transmission of in-office 3D printed brackets

An in vitro study

The demand for orthodontic appliances with a low impact on orofacial esthetics, especially in the anterior region, continues to be high due to increased societal pressure regarding self-optimization and perfection [ 1 , 2 ]. Currently, practicing …

verfasst von:
Carolien A. J. Bauer, Mats Scheurer, Christoph Bourauel, J. Philippe Kretzer, Christoph J. Roser, Christopher J. Lux, Lutz D. Hodecker

Open Access 01.03.2023 | Original Article

Effect of argon cold plasma composition on orthodontic bonding—new insights into input parameters and protocols

An optimal bonding technique provides adequate adhesive strength while being gentle on the dental hard tissue. Substance conservation is especially important in orthodontics, because unlike in other disciplines of dentistry, bonding for …

verfasst von:
Mostafa M. Alzahar, Karl-Friedrich Krey, Philine H. Doberschütz

28.02.2023 | Original Article

Cephalometric evaluation of pharyngeal airway and tongue space following treatment with Herbst and AdvanSync appliances

A prospective randomized clinical trial

Patients seek orthodontic treatment for the correction of proclined incisors, increased overjet, short chin, etc. The aim of the orthodontic treatment should be an integration of skeletal harmony, perfect dental occlusion, facial esthetics, and …

verfasst von:
Dr. Suman Arora, Second-in-Commandant (CDS) Postgraduate 3rd year MDS, Dr. Seema Grover, MDS FPFA Former Professor, Dr. Pandurangan Harikrishnan, MDS FDSRCS (England) FCrfOrth (Taiwan) MBA (HM) PGDMLE Ph.D., Dr. Ashish Dabas, MDS Former Professor, Dr. Namrata Dogra, MDS Reader, Dr. Jasmine Nindra, MDS Assistant Professor

27.02.2023 | Original Article

Survival rates of mandibular fixed retainers: comparison of a tube-type retainer and conventional multistrand retainers

A prospective randomized clinical trial

Orthodontic retention is regarded as a continuation of treatment in contemporary orthodontics [ 1 ]. Both patients and practitioners prefer a fixed retainer over a removable retainer in terms of comfort and effectiveness [ 2 , 3 ]. Compared with …

verfasst von:
Prof. Kyungmin Clara Lee, Clinical Assistant Professor Seung-Weon Lim, Prof. Jin-Hyoung Cho, Prof. Heesoo Oh, Prof. Hyeon-Shik Hwang

24.02.2023 | Original Article

Evaluation and comparison of planum clival angle in three malocclusion groups

A CBCT study

Skeletal malocclusions require accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Cephalometric analyses still continue to be an important diagnostic aid to assist in planning orthodontic treatment. The maxillomandibular relationship can be exactly …

verfasst von:
Nandita Krishnaswamy, Prof. Poornima Jnaneshwar, Prof. Ravi Kannan

Open Access 24.02.2023 | Original Article

Long-term (≥ 15 years) outcome quality after Class II:1 bionator or Herbst multibracket appliance treatment

A comparison

Class II:1 malocclusion is known to have a prevalence of 8.1–16.2% [ 32 , 66 , 67 ]. There are several therapeutic approaches that are sometimes discussed controversially; one of them is functional orthopaedics. Basically, functional appliances can …

verfasst von:
PD Dr. Niko Christian Bock, Dr. Rebecca Jungbauer, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Rudzki, Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Proff, Prof. Dr. Sabine Ruf

23.02.2023 | Original Article

Long-term changes in thickness, live/dead bacterial ratio, and mineral content in biofilm on ceramic and stainless steel orthodontic attachments

The use of orthodontic appliances to the oral cavity can lead to an ecological change in the oral microbial environment with a higher prevalence of cariogenic streptococcus species and periodontopathic porphyromonas species [ 1 ]. This is …

verfasst von:
Anjali Krishnan, MDS, Rahul Rajendran, S MDS, Deepak Damodaran, R MDS, Sreelekshmi K. Manmadhan, MDS, Vinod Krishnan, MDS. M.Orth RCS FDS RCS PhD

10.02.2023 | Original Article

Comparison between a glass ionomer cement and a compomer concerning bonded acrylic expander retention and white spot formation

A randomized clinical trial

The prevalence of transverse maxillary deficiency causing posterior crossbites is about 8% [ 1 ]. The required maxillary expansion is commonly performed by using rapid maxillary expansion (RME) appliances. Acrylic splint-type expanders are …

verfasst von:
Abdurahman Küçükönder, Ömer Hatipoğlu

02.02.2023 | Original Article

Discoloration of stretched colored elastomeric modules

An in vivo study

The increasing use of modern orthodontic appliances in adults is accompanied by a demand for esthetic orthodontic tools and devices. Ceramic brackets, which are perceived as having greater esthetics, have been available for about 20 years and are …

verfasst von:
Athraa A. Abass, MSc BDS, Akram S. Alyessary, PhD MSc BDS

Open Access 26.01.2023 | Original Article

In vivo assessment of artefacts in MRI images caused by conventional twistflex and various fixed orthodontic CAD/CAM retainers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the established non-ionizing image modality of choice for head and neck disorders [ 1 , 2 ]. Moreover, MRI is also being increasingly used for dental imaging due to recent technical developments [ 3 – 7 ].

verfasst von:
Dr. med. dent. Christoph J. Roser, DMD, Tim Hilgenfeld, MD, Muhammad Abdullah Saleem, MSc, Thomas Rückschloß, MD DMD, Sabine Heiland, PhD, Martin Bendszus, MD, Christopher J. Lux, DMD, Alexander Juerchott, MD

Open Access 18.01.2023 | Original Article

Dentoskeletal effects of clear aligner vs twin block—a short-term study of functional appliances

Class II malocclusion can be a result of maxillary protrusion, mandibular retrusion, or a combination of factors [ 1 – 3 ]. When class II, division 1 malocclusion is associated with mandibular skeletal retrusion, a viable treatment option is the …

verfasst von:
Elisabetta Cretella Lombardo, Roberta Lione, Lorenzo Franchi, Francesca Gaffuri, Cinzia Maspero, Paola Cozza, Chiara Pavoni

12.01.2023 | Original Article

Comparison of the asymmetry index determined on digital panoramic radiographic images and on posteroanterior cephalometric images: a retrospective cross-sectional study

In vertebrates, bilateral structures are generally symmetrical with each other. However, perfect symmetry is a theoretical concept. For example, the face has a natural degree of asymmetry [ 1 ].

verfasst von:
Humeyra Tercanli Alkis, PhD, Kader Azlag Pekince, Assistant Professor

11.01.2023 | Original Article

Changes in strain energy density in the temporomandibular joint disk after sagittal split ramus osteotomy using a computed tomography-based finite element model

Sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) and intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) are widely used to correct dentofacial deformities [ 1 – 3 ]. Zhao et al. reported that both SSRO and IVRO are biologically adequate procedures to correct …

verfasst von:
Kazuhiro Murakami, DDS, PhD, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, DDS, PhD, Masayoshi Kawakami, DDS, PhD, Satoshi Horita, DDS, PhD, Tadaaki Kirita, DDS, DMSc