Essential Biomechanics

The Scientific Basis for Orthodontic Excellence.
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Drugs and Orthodontic Treatment

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Post|

We all know that orthodontic treatment depends on biological responses triggered at the periodontal ligament-alveolar bone interface. In addition to local factors that can be controlled by the orthodontist, such as the intensity of applied

The best books on orthodontic biomechanics

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: Post|

"If the facts don´t fit the theory, change the facts." This provocative quote by Einstein made me think about the importance of a solid theoretical and scientific basis for practical activities, such as orthodontics. Due

Don´t use a cannon to kill a mosquito

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: Post|

Exaggerated actions to solve minimal problems. This may be an interpretation of the phrase that entitled our post, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. But what does it have to do with our profession? I

Be Careful with Retainers

By |September 8th, 2017|Categories: Post|

The maintenance of a proper occlusion after orthodontic treament is a great challenge in clinical practice. As stated by Oppenheim, “Retention is the most difficult problem in Orthodontia; in fact, it is the problem” (1).