Orthodontics


Floss Alternatives

Providing patients with additional options for interdental cleaning can help them maintain oral health.
By Gwen Essex, RDH, MS, EdD

CBCT and the Orthodontic Patient

Cone-beam computed tomography offers key benefits in all phases of orthodontics—from diagnosis to post-treatment.
By William C. Scarfe, BDS, FRACDS, MS; Lucas Rodrigues Pinheiro, DDS; and Allan G. Farman, BDS, LDSRCS, PhD(odont), DSc(odont), EdS, MBA

Promote Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

In order to prevent decalcification, caries, and gingivitis— common occurrences during appliance therapy—patients must improve their self-care regimens.
By Ricky E. Harrell, DMD

Support Orthodontic Treatment Success

Dental hygienists play an integral role in helping orthodontic patients maintain adequate oral hygiene—a necessity for positive treatment outcomes.
By Bhoomika Ahuja, BDS, MS, and Bhushan Ahuja, BDS, MDS, RDH

Demystifying Occlusion

Demystifying occlusion dental hygienists can help their patients prevent significant occlusal problems with education and assessment.
By Steven R. Call, DDS

Molar Movement

Orthodontics can be used to address problems associated with tipped and ectopically positioned permanent molars. By Ricky E. Harrell, DMD

Managing the Developing Occlusion

Dental hygienists who are well versed in normal and atypical development of the mixed dentition can significantly contribute to positive patient outcomes. By Melinda L. Meadows, LDH, MS; Lorinda L. Coan, LDH, MS; and Jeffrey A. Dean, DDS, MSD

Reduce White Spot Lesions

Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment are predisposed to early caries development. Here’s how to help your patients prevent incipient tooth decay.
By Ahmed Ghoneima, DDS, PhD, and Katherine Kula, MS, DMD, MS

The Orthodontia-Oral Health Connection

The treatment of malocclusion may help reduce the risk of premature tooth wear and periodontal diseases. By Dianne L. Sefo, RDH, BA

Lasers in Orthodontics

As diode lasers become more common in orthodontic practice, dental hygienists need to understand their many uses.
By Ricky E. Harrell, DMD



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