Volume 17 (2022)
Volume 16 (2021)
Volume 15 (2020)
Volume 14 (2019)
Volume 13 (2018)
Volume 12 (2017)
Volume 11 (2016)
Volume 10 (2015)
Volume 9 (2014)
Volume 8 (2013)
Volume 7 (2012)
Volume 6 (2011)
Volume 5 (2010)
Volume 4 (2009)
Volume 3 (2008)
Volume 2 (2007)
Volume 1 (2006)

The Iranian Journal of Orthodontics (IJO) is an international double-blind peer-reviewed publication of the Iranian Association of Orthodontists that accepts high-quality papers on all aspects of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics such as facial growth and development, orthognathic surgery, cleft lip/palate, etc. IJO is an open-access electronic journal that accepts original articles, short communications, review articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, commentaries, editorials and novel case reports or series.

Article Processing Charges
As the Iranian Association of Orthodontists supports all of the publishing costs of the IJO, the article processing charges and any other publication fees in the Journal are free for authors.

Open Access Policies
The Iranian Journal of Orthodontics is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC 4.0). Licensees may copy, distribute, display and make derivative works only if they cite the original published article.


Evaluation of Oxygen Saturation Levels in Different Vertical Facial Patterns Associated with Antero-Posterior Angle’s Classification

Reji Abraham; Tanmi Saha; Mohammadi Begum

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-12


  Aim: To evaluate and compare oxygen saturation levels in different facial patterns (average, horizontal, and vertical) existing in different anterior-posterior planes of space (Angle’s Class I, Class II, and Class III) by comparing the amount of hemoglobin bound to oxygen (SPO2) to the total amount ...  Read More

Effect of Fixed versus Removable Appliances for Mandibular Advancement on Pharyngeal Airway of Growing Individuals

Faheem Mohamed Arif; Goutham Reddy; Sanju Somaiah; Sunil Muddaiah

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-16


  Aim: Dental malocclusion and jaw misalignments are the foremost reasons for airway constriction. To facilitate anterior mandibular repositioning and the concomitant anterior positioning of the tongue can induce the expansion of the pharyngeal airway. The study aimed to compare comprehensive treatment ...  Read More

Evaluation of Dental Students’ Stress, Depression, and Anxiety in Different Educational Departments and the Related Factors

Saeedeh Mokhtari; Alireza Heidari; Milad Zarei

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-7


  Aim: Dentistry is a stressful profession, and dental students are susceptible to different forms of stress and psychological pressures. Investigating the amount of this stress and knowing the sources that cause it, can help in creating a supportive and stress-reducing educational environment. Methods: ...  Read More

Dental Materials
Effect of Physical and Chemical Sterilization on the Fracture Resistance of Orthodontic Mini-implants: An In-vitro Study

Sherin Johnson; Sameena Begum; SM Laxmikanth; Raghunandan Chunduri; Khadeer Riyaz; Anju Varughese

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-8


  Aim: This study evaluated the effect of physical and chemical sterilization techniques on the fracture resistance of mini-implants. Methods: Thirty-two titanium mini-implants of 1.5 x 8 mm were randomly divided into four groups: control, steam sterilized, dry heat sterilized, and chemically sterilized. ...  Read More

Comparison of Oral Health-related Quality of Life in Treated and Untreated Class II Adolescent Patients

Fahimeh Farzanegan; Farnaz Zia; Lohrasb Dehghani; Milad Zarei

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-6


  Aim: This study aimed to investigate the effect of growth modification treatments on oral health-related quality of life in adolescents aged 11 to 14 years with Class II malocclusion. Methods: Eighty people participated in this case-control study. The case group (n=43) included adolescents with a history ...  Read More

Validity of Pi Angle in Comparison with Various Sagittal Discrepancy Indicators and its Correlation with Size and Position of the Mandible: A Cephalometric Study

Diptesh Guha; Dolly Patel; Surina Sinha

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-11


  Aim: To validate Pi angle with other sagittal discrepancy indicators like Beta angle, Yen angle and W angle in skeletal Class I, II and III patients, to correlate the Pi angle with the size and position of the mandible, and to evaluate the reliability of Dolphin imaging software. Methods: One hundred ...  Read More

In-vitro Assessment of Cytotoxicity from Metal Ion Release in Corroding Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

Nausheen Eram; SM Laxmikanth; Raghunandan Chunduri; Sameena Begum; Khadeer Riyaz; Ashita Talwar

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-8


  Aim: Metallic corrosion of orthodontic appliances occurs due to potentially damaging physical and chemical agents. The major corrosion products of stainless steel are iron, chromium, and nickel. When tissues are exposed to certain concentrations of a primary irritant for certain periods, cytotoxic effects ...  Read More

Dentofacial Orthopedics
Incidence of Mucosal Lesions and Pain During Orthodontic Treatment with Fixed versus Removable Orthodontic Appliances

Parastoo Namdar; Hamed Karkhi; Nika Rezaeikalantari; Aboalfazl Hosseinnataj; Mojtaba Namdar; Shahin Arab; Maziar Khatami; Atena Shiva

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-9


  Aim: This study aimed to compare the incidence of mucosal lesions and pain during orthodontic treatment with fixed versus removable orthodontic appliances. Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 58 patients with fixed orthodontic appliances and 58 patients with removable orthodontic appliances, ...  Read More

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Infection Control Protocols in Dentistry: A Questionnaire-based Survey in Iran

Maryam Omidkhoda; Ali Kazemian; Seyedeh Zahra Siadatifar; Athar Nasseri

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-8


  Aim: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for healthcare professionals, particularly in the field of dentistry. This study aimed to evaluate the changes in infection control measures in dentistry before and during the pandemic among Iranian dentists.Methods: An analytical cross-sectional ...  Read More

Comparison of Maxillary Transverse Dimensions in Patients with Palatally Impacted Maxillary Canines: A Retrospective Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Study

Almamoon Khan; Nazir Ahmad; Arsalan Hamid Khan; Aasim Mahmood

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-7


  Aim: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the maxillary transverse dimensions in individuals with palatal impacted maxillary canines relative to the control group without dental impactions using cone-beam computed tomography(CBCT). Methods: Sixty CBCT images of the individuals were ...  Read More

Relationship of Upper Pharyngeal Airway Volume and Tongue Position in Different Skeletal Patterns: A CBCT Study

Kazem Dalaie; Shabnam Dadkhah; Mohammad Behnaz; Yaser Safi; Soodeh Tahmasbi; Yasamin Vazirizadeh

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-12


  Aim: This study aimed to assess the relationship of upper pharyngeal airway volume with tongue position in different sagittal and vertical skeletal patterns using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).Methods: CBCT images of 225 participants (149 females, 76 males) over 18 years of age were evaluated ...  Read More

Dentofacial Orthopedics
Maxillary Expansion in a Skeletally Mature Patient Using a Modified Expander and Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) – A Case Report

Farzin Heravi; Farzaneh laalalizadeh; Majid Ghanbarzadeh; Mahsa Ghorbani

Volume 18, Issue 2 , December 2023, Pages 1-5


  Aim: Maxillary transverse deficiencies pose significant challenges in orthodontics, necessitating effective treatment methods. Traditional approaches like rapid maxillary expansion (RME) have demonstrated limitations, especially in skeletally mature patients. Skeletal anchorage-based expansion methods, ...  Read More

Effect of Altered Calcium Metabolism on Orthodontic Tooth Movement: a Systematic Review

Pasupureddi Keerthana; Meghna Mukhopadhyay; Shubhnita Verma; Prasad Chitra

Volume 17, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 1-12


  Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze and synthesize data from animal research on the impact of hormones and their synthetic derivatives on orthodontic tooth movement by altering calcium metabolism.Methods: Eight databases were scanned electronically, followed by a manual search, until 27 February ...  Read More

Evaluation of the Achievement of Educational Objectives Program of Mashhad Dental School from the Perspective of Basic Science Students

Mostafa Abtahi; Milad Zarei; Rasool Saheb Alam; Paria Raeesi; Lohrasb Dehghani

Volume 18, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 1-9


  Aim: The present study was designed to investigate the degree of achievement of the educational goals of Mashhad Dental School's educational program from the perspective of basic sciences students in the academic year 2018-2019. By examining the current situation, it is possible to improve the educational ...  Read More

Finite Element Analysis and in Vivo Evaluation of En-Masse Retraction of Maxillary Anterior Teeth Using Palatal TADs and a Clear Appliance

Prerna Pahuja; Divya Yadav; Harshita Gupta; Gurkeerat Singh; Monika Dahiya; Arisha Izhar; Akanksha Shukla; Deepali Bisht

Volume 17, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 1-8


  Aim: Among various retraction methods for space closure in first premolar extraction, the palatal approach is preferred to labial appliances in cases having high aesthetic demand. A finite element model and clinical randomized prospective trial was undertaken to determine the possibility of en-masse ...  Read More

“Does Oronasal Administration of Antiseptic Agents Affect on Viral Load in COVID 19 Orthodontic Patients?”: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Arezoo Jahanbin; Mostafa Entezari; Erfan Bardideh

Volume 17, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 1-12


  Aim: Droplets and aerosols are the main source of transmission and rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide. Topical mouthwashes and oronasal irrigation are recommended as ways of preventing airborne transmission to health care professionals. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the changes of COVID 19 viral ...  Read More

The Accuracy of Dolphin Software in Predicting Soft Tissue Changes after Orthognathic Surgery

Maryam Omidkhoda; Farzin Heravi; Fatemeh Shahrestani; Mohamad Noori

Volume 17, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 1-9


  Aim: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of Dolphin Imaging version 11.8 software, in predicting soft and hard tissue changes after orthognathic jaw surgery.Methods: In this retrospective study, pre- and postoperative cephalograms and photographs of 20 patients were scanned ...  Read More

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