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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.

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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 Reliability and Validity of Linear and Angular Parameters via Analog and Digital Methods: A Lateral Cephalometric Analysis

Sanghamitra Jena; Debipada Kabi; Girish Chaudhary; Anshul Chaudhry

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


  Aim: The study aimed at determining the variability of landmark identifications and its reproducibility by manual and digital methods of cephalometric tracing.Methods: Pre-treatment cephalograms of sixty subjects recommended for orthodontic treatment were taken in the natural head position with the teeth ...  Read More

Remineralization Effect of Bioactive glass Toothpaste Versus Sodium Fluoride Toothpaste on White Spot Lesions Around Orthodontic Brackets: An In Vitro Study

Vahid Mollabashi; Maryam Heydarpour; Abbas Farmani; Kimia Saadat; Maryam Farhadian

Volume 17, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 1-7


  Aim: Formation of white spot lesions (WSL) subsequent to orthodontic treatment is a cosmetic concern. This research assessed the effects of bioactive-glass toothpaste on remineralization of orthodontic white spot lesions.Methods: Orthodontic brackets were boned to seventy extracted premolars. Then they ...  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

Dental Materials
Force Decay of 27 Orthodontic Elastomeric Chains

Seyed Mohammad Mousavi; Sara Mahboubi; Salmeh Kalbassi; Vahid Rakhshan

Volume 17, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 1-11


  Aim: The aim of this investigation was to assess the efficacy and force decay of elastomeric chains based on their morphology and elongation extent.Methods: Two-hundred-and-seventy elastics from three companies [Ortho Technology (OT), American Orthodontics (AO), G&H, 10 specimens ×27 subgroups] ...  Read More

The Effect of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy on the Management of Gingivitis Induced by Orthodontic Treatment: a Systematic Review

Amirhossein Mirhashemi; Nasim Chiniforush; Rashin Bahrami

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


  Aim: Hygiene is a challenge of orthodontic treatment due to its appliances and can lead to periodontal diseases. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) is a preventive technique for periodontal diseases owing to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The present study reviews the effect ...  Read More

Comparison of the Effects of Labial and Lingual Retraction of Canines Using Sliding Mechanics: an In-vivo Study

Sayyed Muhammad Ali; Javed Sodawala; Shaheen Hamdani; Sumit Gandhi; Harsha Malhotra; Gaurav Agrawal

Volume 17, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 1-7


  Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare labial and lingual forces of the rate of canine retraction and three dimensional control of the molar and canine using sliding mechanics.Methods: Ten patients with Angle’s class I malocclusion with bimaxillary protrusion referred for first premolar ...  Read More

Validity and Reliability of the Cephninjapro Application Versus the Dolphin Software for Linear and Angular Cephalometric Measurements

Arash Farzan; Mahsa Delshad; Nima Motamed

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


  Aim: Cephalometric analysis is a main part of diagnostics in orthodontics. Modern cephalometric analysis methods include using digital software or mobile applications. This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the CephNinjaPro application for linear and angular cephalometric measurements. Methods: ...  Read More

Rapid Maxillary Expansion Based on the Correlation of the Maturation Between the Midpalatal and Zygomaticomaxillary Sutures through CBCT

Victor de Miranda Ladewig; Renata Rodrigues Almeida-Pedrin; Leopoldino Capelozza-Filho; Karla de Souza Vasconcelos Coelho; Aline Ortyz Lyra; Ana Claudia de Castro Ferreira Conti

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


  Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate and correlate the degree of maturation of the midpalatal suture (MPS) and zygomaticomaxillary suture (ZMS).Methods: The sample consisted of 160 orthodontic patients, aged between 11 and 20 years, 59 men and 101 women, from archives of private clinics. Patients ...  Read More

Effect of Laser-Assisted Bleaching Technique on Bond Quality of Enamel to Brackets: A Literature Review

Amirhossein Mirhashemi; Nasim Chiniforush; Rashin Bahrami

Volume 17, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 1-8


  Aim: Tooth bleaching is known as a non-invasive, cosmetic treatment option. It has been noted that bleaching has a detrimental impact on bond quality of enamel. With increasing adult patients who need multidisciplinary treatments, concurrency of bleaching with other treatments such as composite filling ...  Read More

Evaluation of the Modified Demirjian Chart (DAEcc) for Dental Age Estimation by Dental Interns

Girish Chaudhary; Anshul Chaudhry; Armaan Pandher; Priyanka Kapoor; Aman Chowdhry; Sanghamitra Jena

Volume 17, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 1-7


  Aim: The original Demirjian method for dental age estimation is very lengthy, because it involves a number of charts to estimate the dental age. So, a simplified comprehensive chart (DAEcc) was developed to facilitate dental age estimation by the Demirjian method. The aim of the study was to check the ...  Read More

Feedback of Patients Regarding Orthodontic Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Twitter: a Qualitative Study

Arash Farzan; Niki Farrokhi; Kamyar Mansori

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


  Aim: This study aimed to assess the feedback of patients regarding orthodontic treatment during the coronavirus pandemic of 2019 (COVID-19).Methods: In this observational study, keywords related to orthodontic treatment along with either “corona” or “COVID” were searched in Twitter ...  Read More

A Comparative Evaluation of Space Closing Rate between Platelet Rich Plasma Injection and Conventional Method: A Preliminary Study

Kalashri K K; Goutham B Reddy; Sunil Muddaiah; Sanju Somaiah; Balakrishnak K Shetty; Namitha Nanu

Volume 17, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 1-6


  Aim: Orthodontists and patients prefer minimal time for orthodontic treatment. The submucosal injection ofplatelet-rich plasma (PRP) helps to provide tooth movement without surgery or alveolar bone loss. Thepurpose of this research was to assess the rate of space closure using PRP injection with the ...  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

Comparison of the Direction of Enamel Microcracks in Five Different Debonding Methods: An in Vitro Study

kiyomars sadri; Arman Mohammadi Shayan; Ahmad Behroozian; Parya Fathi

Volume 16, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 1-6


  Background: Debonding of orthodontic metal bracket is a routine part of fixed orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the direction of enamel cracks before and after debonding the metal orthodontic brackets in five different techniques.Methods: Two hundred extracted ...  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

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

Derotation of incisors with a semi-fixed couple force system appliance

Nilesh Mote; Jyoti Rajbhar; Ravindra Manerikar; Rishikesh Rathod; Kunal Pallan

Volume 16, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 1-3


  Rotations are very common components of malocclusions. Couple forces bring about a quick and an efficient correction but the two anchorage units from which the force is being derived should be stable in order to prevent the reaction forces. In this case report, derotation of a central tooth with a couple ...  Read More

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