Non-syndromic Oligodontia with Impacted teeth: A rare case report

March, 2014

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Oligodontia (multiple aplasias) is defined as a congenital absence of 6 or more teeth. Oligodontia along with impacted teeth is a rare condition. Oligodontia can occur either as an isolated condition (non-syndromic oligodontia) or it can be associated with cleft lip\palate and other genetic syndromes (syndromic oligodontia). The exact etiology of Oligodontia is unknown; several factors like trauma, radiation, infection, metabolic disorders and idiopathic conditions are the possible etiologic factors. This report describes a case of multiple agenesis of permanent teeth along with impacted teeth.

Chromium allergy in orthodontics: a review

March, 2014

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The incidence of allergies in general is on the increase. An allergic reaction can also occur during any dental and orthodontic treatment. However, the allergic potential of orthodontic appliances is frequently overestimated. Nickel is the most common metal to cause contact dermatitis in orthodontics.

Comparison of clinical efficiency of three different arch wires in initial phase of treatment

January, 2014

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Correct alignment of teeth is a fundamental goal of orthodontic treatment. The accurate assessment of dental crowding and the space required to alleviate it is critical for correct orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.

A Comparison of Shear Bond Strength and Debonded Surface Characteristics of Three Orthodontic Bonding Resin Adhesive System- An In-Vitro Study

January, 2014

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Bond failure is often attributed to moisture contamination. To overcome this commonly encountered problem, materials have been developed that are hydrophilic and that are believed to offer better bond strength in moisture-contaminated environment.

The Multipurpose Intermaxillary Hook for Elastic and Spring Attachment Abstract

November, 2013

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The delivery of Class-I and Class-II or Class-III force from intermaxillary hooks is very common in orthodontics. There are various ways for the fabrication of intermaxillary hooks. This article highlights the fabrication and clinical use of a rigid intermaxillary hook for the attachment of intra-maxillary and inter-maxillary elastics during space closure and for Class-II and Class-III molar correction.

Importance Of Cone Beam Computed Tomography Imaging In Orthodontics – A Review

November, 2013

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The accurate assessment of cranio-facial structures forms an important part of orthodontic diagnosis, for which panoramic and cephalometric radiographs are routinely taken at the beginning of the treatment. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology was developed originally for angiography in 1982, now being applied to maxillofacial imaging.

Variable treatment strategies for management of borderline skeletal Class II malocclusions

November, 2013

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A Class II malocclusion is the most frequent skeletal problem in orthodontics, as it affects one third of the population. It is identified by having a disharmonious relationship between the maxillary and mandibular bases due to skeletal or dental problems or a combination of both. A mandibular retrusion is its most common characteristic, with 80% of the population displaying this trait.

Template for acid etching

November, 2013

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Precise etching of the enamel surface without over etching or unwanted surface etching is very difficult. To overcome this problem, we have designed a template for etching the enamel surface precisely and only the required area on the enamel surface.