Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Which orthodontic appliance is best for oral hygiene by Aditya Chhibber et al

This study discusses which appliances provide the best oral hygiene levels among Clear aligners, self ligated brackets and traditional fixed orthodontic appliances. It is a randomized clinical trial which is registered at ClinicialTrials.gov.  There were 71 participants and concluded that there was no evidence of differences in oral hygiene levels among clear retainers, self-ligating brackets and conventional brackets after 18 months of  orthodontic treatment.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

iTero - Providing a highly accurate, digital 3D image

Technology is changing how we take impressions.

 We are using iTero. This is a 3 D digital scanner to capture images of your teeth. These images are used for study models, appliances and Invisalign cases.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Researching Orthodontics on the Internet

Researching orthodontics on the internet may be difficult for parents. There are many orthodontic offices and companies providing information about braces. The American Association of Orthodontist provides a good start at their website www.mylifemysmile.org

Questions?  When do we start treatment? Extraction vs non extraction? Which type of braces/wires are used? Which treatment plan is best?  Adult treatment?

Research in orthodontics is important to answer these questions. Good research is even better. Many research articles are published but only a few get selected for an orthodontic journal.  The American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) and The Angle Orthodontist are my favorite. The Angle Orthodontist at www.angle.org is free on the internet. This is a good place to search for questions about orthodontic treatment.

I also would visit www.kokichorthodontics.com . Dr Kokich Jr. has many great articles to read about adult orthodontics that are provided for free on his website.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Alliance Rotary Castle Run

Paulus Orthodontics is a sponsor for the 9th annual Alliance Rotary Castle Run which will take place on Labor Day, September 1st 2014.  It is one of 3 major fundraisers for the Alliance Rotary Club. The club uses these funds to make possible their many charitable endeavors in the Alliance area.
         The Alliance Rotary Club are once again looking for sponsors to help make this event a success.  There are three levels of sponsorship: Gold, Silver and Bronze. If you are willing to help, all they ask for now is a commitment to be a sponsor.  However, they need your commitment to sponsor now as they are printing the race applications in mid-March and would like to put your logo on them as a benefit of sponsorship. To get your logo on the race shirts given to each participant and volunteer, you must be at least a silver or gold sponsor.
      Visit Alliance Rotary Castle Run on Facebook or call Dr. Michael Paulus at (330) 821-4046 for more information.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Akron Children's Craniofacial Center

As an orthodontist, I enjoy working with the team at Akron Children's Craniofacial Center.  They specialize in correcting deformities of the face and skull.  Please visit Akron Children's website for more information. Also visit our website at paulusbraces.com to learn more about our practice.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

All of Our Locations

At Paulus Orthodontics, we strive to provide our patients with excellent orthodontic care at four convenient locations.  We currently have four locations:
  1. Alliance Office (330-821-4046): 1604 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601
  2. Carollton Office (330-627-7545): 1040 Trump Rd Nw, Carrollton, OH 44615
  3. Hartville Office (330-587-4202): 115 Jefferson St. W, Hartville, OH 44632
  4. Salem Office (330-337-9283): 2951 State Route 45, Salem, Ohio 44460
Please email us with any question or concerns: drpaulus@orthodonticspaulus.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed an American Dental Association accredited graduate program in the specialty of orthodontics. A dentist who graduates from a specialty program becomes an orthodontic specialist who is eligible to become board certified through the voluntary examination process of The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of the orthodontist's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.

The certification process involves a thorough Written Examination covering all areas of information on which an orthodontist should be knowledgeable. Successful passage allows the orthodontist to present treated cases which will be evaluated by expert examiners of the Board during a Clinical Examination. Certification is now awarded for a time-limited period and the orthodontist must re-examine on a periodic basis to retain the board certified status.

Orthodontic specialists who are current Diplomates of The American Board of Orthodontics can be found at Find an ABO Diplomate.

Identifying a Diplomate of the ABO

Always verify the certifying board when an orthodontist does not provide this information. The ABO is the only certifying board recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. An orthodontist certified by the ABO may use these logos: