At Smile Avenue Orthodontics, what sets us apart is that we are a research-based orthodontic practice. Our treating orthodontists have written numerous research publications in the field of complex orthodontics, along with other American orthodontists. Our research work has been recognised and published in prestigious journals such as Australian Orthodontic Journal, the official journal of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the official journal of the American Association of Orthodontists, and the European Journal of Orthodontics. With in-depth knowledge of orthodontic biomechanics, we have the best orthodontic team in Melbourne fully cable of handling complex orthodontic treatment. Below is the list of orthodontic research work published by our orthodontic team.
1- Clinical Trial
Which orthodontic appliance is best for oral hygiene? A randomized clinical trial:
- A clinical trial involving 71 orthodontic patients using different orthodontic appliances such as clear aligners, self-ligating braces, and conventional braces over 18 months of the treatment course. Long term and short term level of oral hygiene were compared using different orthodontic treatment appliances during active orthodontic treatment. (reference)
2- Research Article:
An efficient biomechanical approach for the management of an impacted maxillary central incisor
: -This article was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics explaining biomechanical techniques for case management of impacted maxillary central incisors (reference)
3- Case Report:
Bidimensional dentoalveolar distractionBidimensional dentoalveolar distraction osteogenesis for treatment efficiency:
This case report describes the treatment of a 16-year-old girl with a unilateral posterior buccal crossbite, a unilateral Class II molar relationship, and a maxillary right canine high in the labial sulcus. This case was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (reference
Force system generated by elastic archwires with vertical V bends: a three-dimensional analysis:
A 3D study of vertical V bends published in the European Journal of Orthodontics (reference)
Force System with Vertical V-Bends: A 3D In Vitro Assessment of Elastic and Rigid Rectangular Archwires: Published in the journal of visual experiment (reference
More information can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30102279
6- Case Report
Interdisciplinary treatment of a periodontally compromised adult patient with multiple missing posterior teeth:
This case report is about a 50-year-old patient periodontally compromised with missing multiple posterior teeth (reference)
7- Case Report
Correction of bilateral impacted mandibular canines with a lip bumper for anchorage reinforcement:
Treatment of a 10-year-old patient with a skeletal Class I, dental Class II Division 1 malocclusion, retrognathic mandible, deep overbite, proclined maxillary incisors, midline diastema, and bilateral mandibular canine impaction. Published in American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (reference)
8- Case Report
Increasing orthodontic and orthognathic surgery treatment efficiency with a modified surgery-first approach:
The case report discusses the surgery first approach in eligible orthoganic jaw surgery patients. Published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (reference).
9- Case Report
Mandibular Arch Retraction with Retromolar Skeletal Anchorage in a Class III Open-Bite Patient:
This case report discusses treatment of a 19-year-old female patient with Class III malocclusion, high mandibular plane angle, proclined maxillary incisors, and anterior open bite. Published in journal of clinical orthodontics (reference)
Golden proportions as predictors of attractiveness and malocclusion:
This study aimed to analyze the frontal facial golden proportions for three groups of young adult females, an attractive group, and two malocclusion groups. Our null hypothesis stated that the golden proportions of attractive females were analogous with or closer to the golden number than those with an established malocclusion. Materials and Methods: Frontal facial photographs of 80 female dental students were scored for facial attractiveness by 10 dental specialists. (reference).
11- Case Report
Alignment of an ectopic canine with mini-implant anchorage
: This case study discusses the treatment of a 12-year-old girl ectopic maxillary left canine and Class II molar relationship. Published in Australian orthodontic journal (reference).