Tradition and Innovation in Orthodontics

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 August 2024 | Viewed by 1503

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Department of Surgical Sciences, Traumatology and Sport Dental Research Center, University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
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Dear Colleagues,

This new Special Issue was born in the wake of celebrating 50 years since the foundation of the School of Specialization in Orthodontics of the University of Cagliari, the first in Italy and among the first in Europe. Over the years, the school has made a strong contribution and pushed the evolution of orthodontic discipline, having produced numerous illustrious professors and university directors and brilliant clinicians who have contributed to the strong innovative process over the last 30 years.

This Special Issue was formed to create a scientific bridge, as well as a generational one, between traditional methods and techniques using the latest technologies and diagnostic advances that have characterized these last few years. Contributions in the form of literature reviews, retrospective and prospective studies, case reports, and case series of particular quality and high iconographic definition and solid methodology are welcomed to be submitted.

Prof. Dr. Enrico Spinas
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Keywords

  • University of Cagliari
  • dentistry
  • orthodontics
  • new technologies in Orthodontics
  • aligners and tooth movements

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Does Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion Influence Upper Airway in Adult Patients? A Scoping Review
by Mariachiara Benetti, Luca Montresor, Daniele Cantarella, Nicoletta Zerman and Enrico Spinas
Dent. J. 2024, 12(3), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj12030060 - 1 Mar 2024
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(1) Objective: This scoping review evaluates the effects of miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) on different regions of the upper airway in adult patients and investigates various methods of measurement. (2) Methods: The search encompassed Pubmed, Cochrane Library, Scopus and Web of Science. [...] Read more.
(1) Objective: This scoping review evaluates the effects of miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) on different regions of the upper airway in adult patients and investigates various methods of measurement. (2) Methods: The search encompassed Pubmed, Cochrane Library, Scopus and Web of Science. This review was conducted following the PRISMA_ScR guidelines, and the inclusion criteria for examined studies were chosen in accordance with the PICOS framework. (3) Results: Seven studies were included in this review, comprising four retrospective studies, one prospective and two case reports. All studies involved the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for measurements of the areas of interest. The percentage of increase in the volume of the nasal cavity varied between 31% and 9.9%, depending on the study. Volumetric variations in the nasopharynx were reported as increases between T0 (before expansion) and T1 (immediately after expansion) of 6.4%, 20.7% and 14.1%. All studies considered T0 before expansion and T1 immediately after expansion. Only one study evaluated remote follow-up to assess if the results were maintained after one year. (4) Conclusions: MARPE appears to lead to a statistically significant increase in the upper airway, especially in the nasal cavity and nasopharynx immediately after expansion. However, further prospective and retrospective trails with long-term controls are required to verify the effects of MARPE on the upper airway. Full article
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