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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

Early-life stress may lead to asymmetric occlusion Apr 19, 2017 | News Americas

Early-life stress may lead to asymmetric occlusion

SEATTLE, USA: It is known that the first 1,000 days after conception significantly affects a person’s life expectancy and disease susceptibility. While low birth weight, for example, has been established as a primary marker of early-life stress, the findings of a new study have suggested that lower-face asymmetries, assessed according to the asymmetry of occlusion, are a marker of environmental stress and cerebral lateralization during early development too.

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Three questions for Keith Batcheller, ClearCorrect Apr 6, 2017 | Business Europe

Three questions for Keith Batcheller, ClearCorrect

Established in 2006 by Dr Willis Pumphrey, ClearCorrect has grown rapidly to become the second-largest clear aligner manufacturer in the world. The company ...

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Preventative maintenance matters for othodontic units Feb 21, 2017 | Business Europe

Preventative maintenance matters for othodontic units

SPREITENBACH, Switzerland: Imagine a normal, tightly scheduled day in your practice—and then that one of the treatment units fails. It is not only time ...

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AOS congress to see record attendance by companies and visitors Feb 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

AOS congress to see record attendance by companies and visitors

SINGAPORE: Inviting the orthodontic community to Singapore to the fifth edition of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (AOSC) from 24 ...

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Optimal function through timeless designs Feb 10, 2017 | Business Europe

Optimal function through timeless designs

ZURICH, Switzerland: Throughout Europe, Mikrona Technology is mainly known for its MIGMA alginate mixer and ORTHORA orthodontic treatment unit. This Zurich-based company, which takes pride in working according to the Swiss virtues, appears to have successfully combined functionality and aesthetics with precision and attention to detail. Founded in 1959, Mikrona now operates in around 25 countries and is expanding to other regions, most notably Asia Pacific. Dental Tribune Online went behind the ...

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Clear aligners: How has the technology evolved? Jan 27, 2017 | News Europe

Clear aligners: How has the technology evolved?

Though still a relatively new orthodontic treatment modality, clear aligners have quickly become an increasingly popular alternative to fixed appliances for tooth straightening, since they provide an aesthetically appealing and comfortable choice. However, the recent rapid advancements in aligner technology are yet to be recognised by many dentists, leading to a low adoption rate. This article will provide an introductory overview of aligner treatment and its development.

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Interview: Aligner therapy continues to improve Jan 26, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: Aligner therapy continues to improve

Since it was commercially introduced in 1999, aligner therapy has grown and developed substantially as an orthodontic treatment modality. Dr Graham Gardner is the first President of the European Aligner Society (EAS), an organisation dedicated to increasing education and research in aligner therapy. The inaugural EAS AlignerLab workshop will be held in Vienna in Austria on 18 February and aims to provide a hands-on learning experience for dental professionals interested in updating their knowledge ...

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Orthodontic supplies market: Report predicts highest growth rate in Asia Pacific Jan 18, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Orthodontic supplies market: Report predicts highest growth rate in Asia Pacific

PUNE, India: While North America and Europe are expected to have accounted for the largest share of the regional segments in the global orthodontic supplies ...

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AIO–SIDO symposium presents latest updates in orthodontics Nov 8, 2016 | News Europe

AIO–SIDO symposium presents latest updates in orthodontics

CAGLIARI, Italy: As part of the ninth international congress of the Italian Dental Association (AIO), which will be held from 15 to 17 June 2017 in Sardinia ...

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eCligner—aesthetic orthodontic appliance Nov 3, 2016 | Clinical Orthodontics

eCligner—aesthetic orthodontic appliance

Over the last two decades, transparent removable orthodontic appliances have been developed to treat patients who desire a more aesthetic and comfortable treatment option compared to traditional metal braces. There have been many published journal articles declaring the effectiveness of clear appliances, and one of the major advantages of these appliances is the patient’s ability to remove them for eating, brushing, and other reasons.

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Henry Schein to support orthodontic charity program Oct 19, 2016 | Business Americas

Henry Schein to support orthodontic charity program

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein has announced that it will be donating a total of $50,000 to the Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). The contribution will help the DOS program continue to provide pro bono orthodontic treatment to economically disadvantaged children who lack insurance coverage or who do not qualify for other dental health assistance in the state in which they live.

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Interview: Aesthetic orthodontic treatment for everyone Oct 7, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: Aesthetic orthodontic treatment for everyone

In order to support orthodontists in looking ahead and being well-equipped for the future, event organiser 3M invited experts from various fields of oral care to share their success strategies and advanced treatment concepts at the 3M Aesthetic Ortho Summit 2016, held on 30 September and 1 October in Barcelona in Spain. In this interview, David Moreno, Marketing and Education Manager of Labial Orthodontic Products for Western Europe at 3M Oral Care, explains why the topic of aesthetic orthodontic ...

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3M Aesthetic Ortho Summit focuses on patient-centred treatment approaches Oct 7, 2016 | News Europe

3M Aesthetic Ortho Summit focuses on patient-centred treatment approaches

BARCELONA, Spain: Barcelona is an alluring city with a wealth of architectural treasures, famous works of art and delicious cuisine, so it was not without ...

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AAO expands its Donated Orthodontic Services program to include more children Oct 6, 2016 | News USA

AAO expands its Donated Orthodontic Services program to include more children

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has announced it is expanding its Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) program nationwide to provide opportunities ...

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DT Study Club presents new webinar on Invisalign Go Oct 5, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

DT Study Club presents new webinar on Invisalign Go

LONDON, UK: In September this year, Align Technology launched Invisalign Go, an aesthetic tooth straightening product specifically designed to meet the ...

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