The aim of this article is to discuss a new system to treat severe skeletal open bite malocclusion using a new, miniaturised tongue star 2 (TS2) device. In the first part, the author will focus on clinical evaluation of TS2, the second part is devoted to tongue thrusting, open bite aetiology and its treatment.
Rapid palatal expansion has been a well-established procedure in orthodontic practice for many years now. The first expansion was performed in 1860 by Em- erson C. Angell, who, in San Francisco, expanded the maxillary arch of a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old girl by a quarter of an inch in 2 weeks and noted the cre- ation of an […]
Foreword: The tooth movement is carried out through a complex biological system, that begin when light and continuous forces, in a range between 6 and 250 grams, are delivered. The delicate balance, mediated by the periodontal ligament, between osteoclasts that destroy bone in the compression area and balanced by osteoblasts that form new bone in […]
The aim is to introduce a new, miniaturised BiTurbo 2 device (BT2) as part of an overall, four-component system to treat severe, skeletal deep overbite malocclusion. Methods: Clinical applications of the first generation of BiTurbo (BT1) devices initially manufactured as one-piece were evaluated over a 2-year period in the private orthodontic clinic of Dr J. […]
Objective: To test if there are significant evidence-based differences in effectiveness between self-ligation (SL) and conventional-ligation (CL) brackets. Materials and Methods: Popular clinical claims of SL were identified through a literature overview of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science for the period 1965-2017. Additional hand searching of the references from retrieved articles was […]