Essential Biomechanics

The Scientific Basis for Orthodontic Excellence.
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Part 2: How to evaluate the equilibrium of orthodontic appliances

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: Post|

In our last post (Part 1: Clarifying terms), we explained the Newton's laws applied to orthodontics, with emphasis on the first law, THE LAW OF INERTIA, by which we showed that ALL orthodontic appliances must

Equilibrium, Your Clinical Life depends on this Principle

By |October 11th, 2016|Categories: Post|

Part 1: Clarifying terms Orthodontics is probably the specialty that most depends on basic concepts and principles of physics. However, many of these principles are ignored or misunderstood by those who consistently practice the same

Testing your Clinical Eye: Can you “read” the wire?

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Post|

Orthodontists often try to predict tooth movements by "reading" the arch wire. This "reading" represents a method of visual inspection, in which the clinician inserts one end of the wire into a bracket, while observing

Physiological Expansion

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: Post|

This week I was surprised with a lecture from a reputed international speaker, who spoke for hours about the benefits of self-ligating brackets (SLB) compared to the conventional ones. In my opinion, the