Tag: Dental Press Journal Of Orthodontics

Which region of the TMJ disc we find the highest concentration of stresses when a orthopedic chin cup is installed?

The orthopedic chin cup is described in the literature since the beginning of the 19th century as an apparatus capable of inhibiting mandibular growth in young prognathic patients. This study carried out by means of computer simulation, allows clinical orthodontists to know the stresses of tension and comprehension induced in the TMJ disc by this therapy. Read More →

The mandible position has influence in getting a job position?

The research compared the perception of orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, visual artists and lay people when assessing the impact of mandible’s sagittal position, in lateral view, on face attractiveness, employability and on the socio-economic profile perception. The profiles considered more attractive were also the ones pointed out as more likely to being hired for a job and with better socio-economic condition. Read More →

Orthodontic treatment improves chewing and swallowing

The esthetic impacts of malocclusions constitute the main factor in determining the demand of orthodontic treatment. However, correction of malocclusions with fixed appliances can improve the processes of chewing and swallowing, whereas it should be emphasized that in addition to the obvious advantages of orthodontic treatment aesthetic reasons also come into play. Read More →

Study shows that malocclusion has a negative impact on adolescents’ quality of life

A study carried out at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) has shown that malocclusion (badly positioned teeth) may affect adolescents’ quality of life in a negative way. According to what was reported by parents and caregivers, youngsters with more serious alterations show more impaired aspects of emotional and social well-being than individuals without alterations or with minor ones. Read More →

Research addresses mini-implants insertion without vertical angulation

Orthodontic mini-implants have been routinely used in orthodontic treatments. Technical guidelines point to the need of vertical inclination during insertion. An analysis of the influence of vertical inclination on the maximum insertion torque is available in Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics. Read More →