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Advances in Orthodontics (Part 1)

Dr Lorenzo Franchi

  1. Research

    Effect of pH on in vitro biocompatibility of orthodontic miniscrew implants

    Although the clinical use of miniscrews has been investigated on a large scale, little is known about their biocompatibility. Since low pH can affect corrosion resistance, the aim of this study was to evaluate...

    Angela Galeotti, Roberto Uomo, Gianrico Spagnuolo, Sergio Paduano, Roberta Cimino, Rosa Valletta and Vincenzo D’Antò

    Progress in Orthodontics 2013 14:15

    Published on: 1 July 2013

  2. Research

    Effect of fixed orthodontic appliances on salivary properties

    So far, a few studies have tried to investigate the relationship between the placement of fixed orthodontic appliances and the change of nonmicrobial salivary properties, mostly with conflicting outcomes and s...

    Giulio Alessandri Bonetti, Serena Incerti Parenti, Giulia Garulli, Maria Rosaria Gatto and Luigi Checchi

    Progress in Orthodontics 2013 14:13

    Published on: 18 June 2013

  3. Research

    An easy method of attachment to an impacted canine

    Since many years, various bonding attachments have been used as a mode of traction for surgically exposed impacted teeth. It has always been a challenge to select an attachment considering predictability of th...

    Rekha Mittal, Deepak Rai, Anand Patil and Ashish Garg

    Progress in Orthodontics 2013 14:11

    Published on: 3 June 2013

  4. Review

    The diagnostic performance of dental maturity for identification of the circumpubertal growth phases: a meta-analysis

    The present meta-analysis initially evaluates the reliability of dental maturation in the identification of the circumpubertal growth phases, essentially for determining treatment timing in orthodontics. A lit...

    Giuseppe Perinetti, Graziela H Westphalen, Matteo Biasotto, Stefano Salgarello and Luca Contardo

    Progress in Orthodontics 2013 14:8

    Published on: 23 May 2013

  5. Research

    Frictional resistance in monocrystalline ceramic brackets with conventional and nonconventional elastomeric ligatures

    The objective of this study was to compare the frictional forces generated by three types of monocrystalline ceramic brackets coupled with conventional elastomeric ligatures (CEL) and nonconventional elastomer...

    Mariana Bulhoes Galvão, Matteo Camporesi, André Tortamano, Gladys Cristina Dominguez and Efisio Defraia

    Progress in Orthodontics 2013 14:9

    Published on: 23 May 2013