Orthodontics

Resorbed upper first permanent molars: a case study

This case reports on a medically fit and well 12-year-old female patient of European origin who attended Bristol Dental Hospital asymptomatically, for an orthodontic assessment and subsequent...

Internal root resorption: case report and literature review

A 14-year-old medically fit and well male (Patient A) attended the orthodontic new patient clinic, complaining of a missing upper front tooth (UR1). The patient's social history revealed he had moved...

The FR BCPPm: A novel, hybrid function regulator

BS was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, which was repaired surgically with lip closure at 5 months and hard and soft palate closure at 8 months. By the age of 7 years, the presence of...

Root resorption: why we all need to get informed consent

A 12-year-old female presented in May 2016, in the permanent dentition, with a Class 3 skeletal pattern due to a mild maxillary hypoplasia, and a Class 3 incisor relationship and a retained upper...

An overview of light-curing within orthodontics

The earliest LCUs in dentistry used an ultraviolet (UV) light source to initiate the bonding reaction. One of the main drawbacks of using UV light occurs because dental composites contain...

Aligner orthodontics: a literature review

The recent surge in popularity of clear aligners has led to widespread use in both adults and children. Evidence on what they can accurately and predictably achieve is still in its early stages. One...

Non-surgical management of a traumatic mid-palatal suture diastasis by novel use of an orthodontic appliance

A 15-year-old male sustained facial injuries following a motorized bike accident. No head and facial helmet protection was worn during the impact. Following a primary survey, head and cervical spinal...

Early removal of supernumeraries to close a midline diastema: a case report

A 6-year old female patient was referred by the Community Dental Service to Chesterfield Royal Hospital orthodontic department for assessment of two asymptomatic upper midline supernumerary teeth,...

Lost in space: Orthodontic Space Analysis. Part 2

Although there are published average sizes of teeth, to accurately measure the all-important mesio-distal tooth widths, either a ruler, dividers and a ruler, or manual/digital calipers are required...

Management of the palatally displaced maxillary canine. Part 2: exposure and orthodontic alignment

The evidence base in this area stems from two well-conducted, multicentre randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that investigated the effectiveness of open versus closed exposures for patients with PDCs....

Craniofacial microsomia: management and outcomes. Part 2

Following birth, it is necessary to rule out Goldenhar syndrome or other organ involvement. In the early years, the priority is maintenance of a patent airway and ensuring adequate development of...

Orthodontic patient perception during the COVID era and teleorthodontics. A review of the literature

The search strategy in this article used the following keywords: ‘Orthodontics’, ‘Tele-dentistry’, ‘Teleconsultation’, ‘Remote’, ‘patient’, ‘experience’, ‘perception’, ‘COVID-19’ ‘Virtual’ and ‘Online...

Teleorthodontics: a patient and orthodontist perspective

The objective was to conduct a clinical service evaluation, with the primary outcome of assessing the feasibility and acceptability of conducting new patient (NP) RCs, and a secondary outcome of...

Delayed biological tooth eruption and eruptive potential: a case series

Unerupted teeth are a common finding within any new orthodontic patient clinic, with third permanent molars being the most frequently impacted tooth in 24.4% of the population worldwide.1.

Lost in Space: Orthodontic Space Analysis. Part 1

A common problem in the clinical practice of orthodontics is the lack of an objective and easy-to-use method by which to quantify crowding during routine orthodontic diagnosis. In assessing crowding,...