Digital study models as reliable as traditional plaster models?

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This latest review of digital orthodontic models includes 35 studies, the majority directly compared digital and plaster models. The overall quality was considered moderate and digital models were considered to be a as reliable as traditional plaster models, with high accuracy, reliability, and reproducibility.

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Trial finds no changes in arch dimensions following orthodontic treatment with conventional brackets and either active or passive self-ligation

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To produce alignment without extraction. It has been suggested that passive self-ligating brackets can introduce specific, uniquely stable arch dimensional changes. The aim of this trial was to quantify maxillary arch dimensional changes and maxillary incisor and molar inclination changes during orthodontic alignment by directly comparing a passive self-ligating bracket, an active self-ligating system and [read the full story…]