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Orthodontics Specialty Scan

JADA+ Specialty Scan — Orthodontics is one of ten quarterly e-newsletters updating dentists on the latest news and developments in selected dental specialties and disciplines. Information in each scan is aggregated and summarized from previously published materials, each item attributed to its publication of origin. The consulting editor for JADA+ Specialty Scan — Orthodontics is Lee W. Graber, DDS, MS, PhD, Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics.


April 26, 2019 Topics include: posttreatment incisor irregularity, retainer survival times, cleaning vacuum-formed retainers, treatment-induced root resorption.

March 8, 2019 Topics include: maxillary transverse dimensions; Canine eruption after orthopedic arch expansion; Evaluating changes in normal occlusion over a 40-year period.


June 23, 2018 Topics include: Spacing, crowding, irregularity, all risk factors for periodontal disease; Orthodontic treatment in patients with aggressive periodontitis; Gingival recession in orthodontic patients 10 to 15 years posttreatment.


November 3, 2017 Topics include: Duration of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances and gingival enlargement; Remineralization of enamel subsurface lesions treated with casein phosphopeptide–amorphous calcium phosphate and fluoride toothpaste; Assessing the timing of orthodontic treatment for malocclusions.

September 8, 2017 Topics include: Assessing gingival recession after orthodontic treatment; Do third molars affect mandibular incisor crowding after orthodontic treatment?; Maturation stages of the midpalatal suture and nonsurgical rapid maxillary expansion.

May 12, 2017 Topics include: Are mini-implants more effective than traditional anchorage in patients with severe maxillary dentoalveolar protrusion?; Assessing factors that may determine excellence in orthodontic treatment; Examining long-term stability of orthodontic treatment in patients with fixed appliances.

March 31, 2017 Topics include: Treatment options for replacing missing maxillary lateral incisors; Long-term periodontal status of patients undergoing orthodontic space closure for congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors; Transplant versus implant in a patient with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors.

May 12, 2016 Topics include: Study finds more anterior tooth exposure deemed more attractive; Environmental factors are primary cause of maxillary canine impaction; Posterior crossbite. 

February 3, 2016 Topics include: Esthetics of the soft-tissue profile; Fixed retainers for the maxillary central incisors; Sleep apnea devices and side effects; Mandibular incisor proclination and gingival recession.

July 30, 2015 Topics include: Dental hygienists’ role in reducing plaque retention; Texts to patients encourage oral hygiene compliance; Malocclusion and quality of life in children and adolescents; Adult orthodontic patients and oral health quality of life.

May 5, 2015 Topics include: Predicting and preventing palatally displaced canine complications; Managing impacted central incisors; Baby teeth and future orthodontic need; Better chewing ability after treatment.

February 25, 2015 Topics include: Bullying and oral health-related quality of life; Choosing a retainer; Internet discussion forums and patient information; The influence of tonsil size.

November 21, 2014 Topics include: Orthodontic treatment and job prospects; Early and late stage treatment outcomes explored; Misleading information on elastics may be widespread; Upper airway changes after sleep apnea surgery.

August 26, 2014 Topics include: Psychological factors improve with better dentofacial appearance; Documenting occlusal plane characteristics; Adult patients with perio problems and orthodontic success; Patient behaviors add up when calculating wear times.

May 28, 2014 Topics include: Mouth breathing and occlusion; How patients see a ‘normal’ appearance; Maximizing the speed of tooth movement; Wear time and orthodontic appliances.