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1.

PEARLS Root-First Lingual Canine Retraction with Power Arms


MORTEN GODTFREDSEN LAURSEN, DDS, BIRTE MELSEN, DDS, DrOdont
VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 7 : PAGE 427 : Jul : 2017
Uprighting canines is challenging with lingual appliances due to the narrow brackets and short interbracket distances. This is particularly evident with the Incognito* appliance, which has vertical

2.

PEARLS A Simple Glue-Tray Guide for Precise Miniscrew Insertion


SARABJEET SINGH, BDS, MDS, MANU RASHMI SHARMA, BDS, MDS, NAVREET SANDHU, BDS, MDS, ARUNA RANAUT, BDS
VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 6 : PAGE 361 : Jun : 2017
Chairside miniscrew stents made from orthodontic wires provide relative guidance, but fail to control angulation of the hand driver during insertion. In this Pearl, the authors describe an in-offic

3.

PEARLS Measuring Bonded Lingual Retainers


NEAL D. KRAVITZ, DMD, MS, JEFFREY M. SHIRCK, DDS, MS
VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 5 : PAGE 294 : May : 2017
Multistranded lingual retainers are commonly "eyeball" measured for length during bonding, which can result in a retainer that is too long or too short. The time needed to cut a new retainer wire e

4.

PEARLS A Modified Retainer for Class II or III Functional and Surgical Patients


BOSCO THOMAS, BDS, MDS, SHAJI THOMAS, BDS, MDS, FIBOMS
VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 4 : PAGE 229 : Apr : 2017
Retainers that control anteroposterior correction after orthodontic treatment, such as a bionator or Damon splint, are often challenging for patients to wear because they restrict mobi

5.

PEARLS An Efficient and Effective Technique for Uprighting Mesially Erupting Lower Second Molars


NANDAKUMAR JANAKIRAMAN, BDS, MDS, MDSc, ZAKI HAKAMI, BDS, PhD, FLAVIO A. URIBE, DDS, MDSc
VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 3 : PAGE 179 : Mar : 2017
Orthodontists can never have enough techniques in their armamentaria for uprighting mesioangular lower second molars. In this Pearl, as an alternative to a Halterman appliance, the authors use a be

6.

PEARLS A Quick and Easy Fix for Maxillary Diastema Relapse


STEPHANIE RHOADS, DMD, MBE, MS, ROY KING, DDS, JOHN NISTA, DMD
VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 2 : PAGE 113 : Feb : 2017
Reopening of anterior spaces following orthodontic treatment is particularly frustrating for both patient and orthodontist. In this Pearl, the authors show an esthetic, noncompliance-dependent meth

7.

PEARLS Maxillary Expansion Biteplate


AMANDA GALLAGHER WHETZEL, DMD, MS
VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 1 : PAGE 46 : Jan : 2017
Many patients in the mixed dentition exhibit both maxillary constriction and a severe overbite. This article describes a simple modification of a Haas-type expander that can achieve simultaneous tr

8.

PEARLS Effective Derotation of Canines and Premolars


M.A. ELHUSSEIN, BDS, MFD RCSI, P.J. SANDLER, BDS (Hons.), MS, PhD, FDS RCPS, MOrth RCS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 11 : PAGE 700 : Nov : 2016
Canines and premolars often erupt in malrotated positions, making proper bracket placement and wire engagement challenging. This Pearl describes the use of buccal and lingual buttons with segmented

9.

PEARLS An Easy Activation Technique for a Twin Block Appliance


UPENDRA JAIN, BDS, MDS, MOrth RCS, FDS RCS, CHANDNI BHARTI, BDS, MDS, RITESH CHHAJED, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 10 : PAGE 620 : Oct : 2016
In the absence of maxillary advancement screws, reactivation of a Twin Block appliance often requires the cumbersome and time-consuming addition of acrylic to the maxillary component. This Pearl hi

10.

PEARLS In-Office Fabrication of a Flipper


NEAL D. KRAVITZ, DMD, MS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 8 : PAGE 504 : Aug : 2016
Upper lateral-incisor agenesis occurs in the permanent dentition in .8-2% of the population.1 Preservation of an edentulous lateral-incisor space after orthodontic treatment, in anticipa

11.

PEARLS An Innovative Tucker for the SmartClip System


TULIKA TRIPATHI, BDS, MDS, SHILPA KALRA, BDS, MDS, PRIYANK RAI, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 8 : PAGE 503 : Aug : 2016
Orthodontists commonly repurpose worn ligature cutters into debonding pliers. This Pearl describes a creative method for modifying a bracket tweezer into an instrument that can be used to seat the

12.

PEARLS A Simplified Method of Correcting Single-Tooth Crossbite


UPENDRA JAIN, BDS, MDS, MOrth RCS, FDS RCS, CHANDNI BHARTI, BDS, MDS, RITESH CHHAJED, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 7 : PAGE 437 : Jul : 2016
Every orthodontist needs to be equipped with methods for providing limited interceptive care. In this month's Pearl, the authors share a simple composite build-up technique to correct a traumatic a

13.

PEARLS Second-Molar Crossbite Correction with a Hairpin-Spring Appliance


YONG CHIANG, BDS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 5 : PAGE 307 : May : 2016
Lower second molars commonly erupt into a lingual crossbite or "scissor bite". Traditional treatment involves banding or bonding a lingual attachment and running crossbite elastics to the upper sec

14.

PEARLS Double-Ligation Technique for Rotated Teeth


STEPHEN CHAIN, BDS, MDS, KENNETH TAN, BDS, MDS, ANJU LOOMBA, BDS, MDS, PRIYANK SETH, BDS, MDS, SWATILEKHA ROY SARKAR, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 4 : PAGE 258 : Apr : 2016
Ligating a rotated tooth with a stainless steel wire is particularly difficult. The goal is to place the pigtail on the most rotated side to fully seat the wire into the bracket slot, but the probl

15.

PEARLS Attachment Beauty Queen: The "Sash" for Rotation Correction of Upper Lateral Incisors


JONATHAN NICOZISIS, DMD, MS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 3 : PAGE 189 : Mar : 2016
One the most challenging movements to make with Invisalign is rotation correction of the upper lateral incisors.1 Conventional attachments are often unable to prevent the al

16.

PEARLS Double Traction for Lower- First-Molar Space Closure


C.A. BRIERLEY, BDS (Hons.), MFDS RCS, MClinDent, P.J. SANDLER, BDS (Hons.), MS, PhD, FDS RCPS, MOrth RCS
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 2 : PAGE 118 : Feb : 2016
Protraction of a lower molar through an edentulous space is particularly challenging. Archwire bends alone are often unable to prevent tipping and rotation of the molar. This Pearl offers a simple

17.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER Pearls of Wisdom


Robert G. Keim, DDS, EdD, PhD
VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 2 : PAGE 77 : Feb : 2016
Within the past year, JCO conducted an extensive online survey of both current and former subscribers, generating direct feedback on just what they like or dislike about our journal. Even on the ba

18.

PEARLS A New Spring for Torque Correction


STEPHEN CHAIN, BDS, MDS, KENNETH TAN, BDS, MDS, GURKEERAT SINGH, BDS, MDS, MOrth, MAYANK GUPTA, BDS, MDS, SAKSHAM MADHOK, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 49 : NUMBER 11 : PAGE 716 : Nov : 2015
Torquing is a key consideration in finishing and detailing, and essential in the prevention of relapse. Many torquing auxiliaries apply force on two or more teeth and thus cannot be used for single

19.

PEARLS Putty Pack for Prevention of Soft-Tissue Overgrowth Around Surgical Miniplates


TULIKA TRIPATHI, BDS, MDS, NAVNEET SINGH, BDS, MDS, PRIYANK RAI, BDS, MDS, SHILPA KALRA, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 49 : NUMBER 8 : PAGE 516 : Aug : 2015
One of the main reasons why clinicians tend to prefer miniscrews over miniplates for skeletal anchorage is the development of soft-tissue overgrowth around miniplate insertion sites, due to chronic

20.

PEARLS: Improved Indirect Bonding of Self-Ligating Brackets


SABARINATH V.P., MDS, SREEJA R., MDS, GHYDA ALI ALJEHANI, BDS, SAMAR SALEH BAJRAI, BDS
VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 12 : PAGE 744 : Dec : 2013
The design features of many self-ligating brackets--sliding doors or spring clips, high profiles, and deep undercuts--can cause problems with indirect bonding, especially during tray removal. We

21.

PEARLS Staining Adhesive Remnants for Easy Removal


MADHUKAR REDDY RACHALA, BDS, MDS, M.S.V. KISHORE, MDS, MOrth, KURAPATI VAMSILATHA, BDS
VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 11 : PAGE 672 : Nov : 2013
Complete removal of any remaining adhesive from the enamel surface is critical after debonding, since residual composite can lead to unesthetic staining, caries, or periodontal problems. Once the l

22.

PEARLS A Chairside Customized Chin Cup


GIORGIO CACCIATORE, DDS, MS, LAURA POLETTI, DDS, LUIS HUANCA GHISLANZONI, DDS, PHD
VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 6 : PAGE 352 : Jun : 2013
Prefabricated facemasks are commonly used in Class III treatment. Because the fit of the chin cup is not customized for each patient, however, poor adaptation often causes skin irritation and eve

23.

PEARLS A Landmark for Monitoring the Progress of a Bonded Palatal Expander


ENRICO ALBERTINI, DDS, GIANLUCA FORNI, LUCA LOMBARDO, DDS, DAVIDE MIRABELLA, DDS, GIUSEPPE SICILIANI, DDS
VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 4 : PAGE 260 : Apr : 2013
The bite-block rapid maxillary expander, introduced by McNamara,1 is widely used in orthodontic practice for its ability to control molar extrusion in hyperdivergent patients through mus

24.

PEARLS Preventing Delays in Forsus Treatment after Canine Bracket Failure


MOHAMMED RIZWAN, MDS, HEMANTH M., MDS, PATIL G.S., MDS
VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 2 : PAGE 108 : Feb : 2013
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25.

PEARLS Two Pearls: A Removable Suction-Tip Clip; and Composite Beads for Reactivation of Functional Appliances


SURENDRA LODHA, BDS, SIDDHARTH MEHTA, MDS, ASHIMA VALIATHAN, DDS, MS, FDS RCPS, ARVIND SIVAKUMAR, MDS, TULIKA TRIPATHI, MDS
VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 12 : PAGE 738 : Dec : 2012
Two Pearls are presented:Lodha, Mehta, Valiathan: A Removable Suction-Tip ClipSivakumar, Tripathi: Composite Beads for Reactivation of Functional Appliancesbr

26.

PEARLS Sturdy Hooks for Elastics Attachment


RAJ KUMAR VERMA, BDS, ASHOK KUMAR JENA, MDS, SATINDER PAL SINGH, MDS, ASHOK KUMAR UTREJA, MDS
VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 9 : PAGE 572 : Sep : 2012
This article is freely

27.

PEARLS C-Rings for Reactivation of Open-Coil Springs


SUMIT KUMAR YADAV, BDS, MDS, DARA SINGH YADAV, BDS
VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 8 : PAGE 503 : Aug : 2012
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28.

PEARLS Securing a Lingual Retainer Wire with Orthodontic Separators


ROHAN S. HATTARKI, BDS, MDS, K.M. KELUSKAR, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 1 : PAGE 41 : Jan : 2012
The following is a simple method for securing a lingual retainer wire during direct bonding. 1. Fabricate an .0175" stainless steel twisted wire retainer on the patient's post-treatment

29.

PEARLS Palatal Clips for Canine Retraction


SUMIT KUMAR YADAV, BDS, MDS, DARA SINGH YADAV, BDS
VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 1 : PAGE 40 : Jan : 2012
In space-closure cases, canines are generally retracted with either frictional (sliding) or nonfrictional (closing-loop) mechanics.1,2 We have devised a simple method for lingual tractio

30.

PEARLS Color-Coded Elastomeric Modules for Elastics Placement


DANIEL KENNEDY, BDS, DClinDent(Ortho), MOrth RCS, MRACDS
VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 1 : PAGE 39 : Jan : 2012
As a relative newcomer to the specialty of orthodontics, I have already encountered several patients who have become confused about elastics placement. While none of these situations has been unrec

31.

PEARLS Twisting Ligature Wires for Lingual Retainers


S.B.V. RAMANA REDDY, MDS, MOrth, MADHUKAR REDDY RACHALA, BDS, MDS, KALADHAR REDDY ALINENI, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 45 : NUMBER 9 : PAGE 517 : Sep : 2011
Click here to download a PDF of this article We have de

32.

PEARLS Wire Jigs for Stabilizing Lingual Retainers


ROOPAK D. NAIK, BDS, MDS, NARAYAN H. GANDEDKAR BDS, MDS, FCFO
VOLUME 45 : NUMBER 5 : PAGE 274 : May : 2011
(This article is freely available. Click here to download a PDF.)These si

33.

PEARLS Quick Conversion of an Expander to a Transpalatal Arch


ASHOK KOTHARI, MDS
VOLUME 45 : NUMBER 3 : PAGE 160 : Mar : 2011
Click here to download a PDF of this article.After rapid palatal expansion, a rem

34.

PEARLS A Device for Placement of Open-Coil Springs


ROHAN S. HATTARKI, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 45 : NUMBER 1 : PAGE 30 : Jan : 2011
Placing an open-coil spring over an archwire can be tricky: the spring can pop the wire out of bracket slots before ligation, and compressing the spring with the fingers is cumbersome, especi

35.

PEARLS Rotation Wedges for Forsus Treatment


MOHAMMED RIZWAN, BDS, MDS, ROHAN MASCARENHAS, BDS, MDS, AKHTER HUSAIN, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 44 : NUMBER 12 : PAGE 748 : Dec : 2010
(This article is freely available. Click here to download a PDF.)Mesial rotation of the mandi

36.

PEARLS Precise Insertion of the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device


B.C. KARUNAKARA, BDS, MDS, G.S. SHWETHA, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 44 : NUMBER 9 : PAGE 552 : Sep : 2010
(This article is freely available. Click here to download a PDF.)The F

37.

PEARLS Protection from Protruding Lingual Archwires


AMEET V. REVANKAR, BDS, MDS , ROOPAK D. NAIK, BDS, MDS, NARAYAN H. GANDEDKAR, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 44 : NUMBER 7 : PAGE 444 : Jul : 2010
Here is a method for preventing patient discomfort from the protruding distal ends of a lingual archwire. During the leveling and alignment phase: 1. After the archwire is placed intrao

38.

PEARLS Activating a Modified Closing Loop


CHADI KASSIR, DDS, DUA, DESSO
VOLUME 44 : NUMBER 4 : PAGE 236 : Apr : 2010
Common techniques for activating a closing loop are problematic. Cinching the distal end of the archwire can be time-consuming and inaccurate. Tying back an omega loop between the premolars or betw

39.

PEARLS A Hawley Clasp Modification


JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD, DIPAK CHUDASAMA, BDS, MSC, MOrth RCS
VOLUME 44 : NUMBER 2 : PAGE 104 : Feb : 2010
This article is freely available. Click here to download a

40.

PEARLS A Spring-Loaded Stripping Tool


ANKUR AGGARWAL, BDS, MDS, U.S. KRISHNA NAYAK, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 43 : NUMBER 11 : PAGE 708 : Nov : 2009
We have designed a simple instrument for interproximal stripping. Fabrication is as follows: 1. Bend a helix with three and a half circles and a diameter of 6mm into the ce

41.

PEARLS Modification of a Cheek Retractor for High-Volume Evacuation


ROOPAK D. NAIK, BDS, MDS, HARSHAVARDHAN KIDIYOOR, BDS, MDS, AMEET V. REVANKAR, BDS, MDS, SANJAY V. GANESHKAR, BDS, MDS, MDO RCPS
VOLUME 43 : NUMBER 10 : PAGE 664 : Oct : 2009
Simultaneous cheek retraction and high-volume evacuation are desirable for many moisture-sensitive tasks such as bracket bonding, but generally require a chairside assistant. We have modified a st

42.

PEARLS Soft-Tissue Protection with Lip-Bumper Tubing


ADITYA CHHIBBER, BDS, MDS, SUBRAYA MOGRA, BDS, MDS, GURKEERAT SINGH, BDS, MDS, MOrth, ANKUR KAUL, BDS, MDS
VOLUME 43 : NUMBER 5 : PAGE 324 : May : 2009
Archwire loops often cause soft-tissue irritation or ulcers, a problem accentuated in patients with thick lips. Simply bending the loops away from the labial mucosa can change the forc

43.

PEARLS Lingual Buttons to Intercept Lip-Sucking Habits


SUJALA G. DURGEKAR, MDS, VIJAY NAIK, MDS
VOLUME 43 : NUMBER 4 : PAGE 272 : Apr : 2009
Click on the Acrobat icon just above the article title to download a PDF of this article.To treat a lower-lip-sucking habit (A), we bond metal buttons* to the

44.

PEARLS A Lesson Learned


PHILLIP M. GOODMAN, DDS, MS, PHD
VOLUME 43 : NUMBER 2 : PAGE 118 : Feb : 2009
Click on the Acrobat icon just above the article title to download a PDF of this article.An 11-year-old female presented for orthodontic treatment. The re

45.

PEARLS Fabricating an Interproximal Strip Holder


NARAYAN H. GANDEDKAR, BDS, SANJAY V. GANESHKAR, MDS, MDO RCPS
VOLUME 42 : NUMBER 12 : PAGE 718 : Dec : 2008
Click on the Acrobat icon just above the article title to download a PDF of this article.We present here a simple and economical way of fabricating an interproximal

46.

PEARLS A Modified Begg Uprighting Spring for Preadjusted Edgewise Brackets


SANDHYA JAIN, MDS
VOLUME 42 : NUMBER 11 : PAGE 652 : Nov : 2008
Although the Begg uprighting spring can be used effectively with preadjusted edgewise brackets,1,2 the vertical arm of the spring tends to roll mesiodistally because of the

47.

PEARLS Modifying a Wire Retainer into an Obturator


VIKAS SEHGAL, BDS, MDS, ABHISHEK GOYALIYA, BDS
VOLUME 42 : NUMBER 8 : PAGE 466 : Aug : 2008
(Click on the Acrobat icon at the top of the screen to download a PDF of this article.) VIKAS SEHGAL, BDS, MDS, , ABHI

48.

PEARLS Asymmetrical O-Ring Ligation


BEHNAM MIRZAKOUCHAKI, DMD
VOLUME 42 : NUMBER 2 : PAGE 100 : Feb : 2008
Click on the PDF icon that appears above the article title to download a PDF file of this article.Traditional elastic O-ring ligation with tw

49.

PEARLS Placing Torque in a Continuous T-Loop Archwire


PAWAN GAUTAM, BDS, MDS, ASHIMA VALIATHAN, DDS, MS
VOLUME 41 : NUMBER 12 : PAGE 756 : Dec : 2007
Click on the Acrobat icon above the article title to download a PDF of this article. PAWAN GAUTAM,

50.

PEARLS A Charitable Way to Charge for Replacement Retainers


ROBERT PICKRON, DDS
VOLUME 41 : NUMBER 10 : PAGE 637 : Oct : 2007
Click on the PDF icon above the article title to download a PDF version of the article.Like many orthodontists, I normally include
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