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July 2017

The Editor's Corner


Controlling the Vertical Dimension

...Controlling the VDO is a concern to practically every dental specialty, with the possible exception of public health. Loss of vertical dimension is associated with a variety of negative outcomes, ranging from protrusion of the chin point and nasal tip to a “bulldog appearance”. In an excellent online post on the Perio-Implant Advisory, Dr. Evelyn Shine points out, “As vertical dimension is lost, the proportions of the face are altered; one’s chin becomes recessed, the lower half of the face may look short, and the angles of the mouth can develop chelitis. Loss of vertical dimension results in facial collapse, wrinkles by the nasolabial fold, and appearance of compressed and thin lips, which makes one appear older.”...


On the cover: This month’s cover illustrates the 3D-printed double-wire bracket demonstrated by Dr. Bae and colleagues.

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July Issue Highlights

Interdisciplinary Aligner Treatment of Short-Face Patients
Lin, Chen, Liou, Ojima, Bowman

Use of Osseointegrated Implants for Orthodontic Anchorage
Weber, Handel, Dunham

THE CUTTING EDGE 3D-Printed Double-Wire Bracket for Anterior Alignment
Bae, Kim, Kim, Park, Son

CASE REPORT Class II Correction in an Adult High-Angle Patient Using Low-Friction Mechanics and Skeletal Anchorage
Balut, Gil

Complete July table of contents


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