The European Journal of Orthodontics (EUR J ORTHODONT)

Publisher: European Orthodontic Society, Oxford University Press (OUP)

Journal description

One of the leading periodicals in its field the European Journal of Orthodontics publishes scientific papers aimed at all orthodontists. The journal provides a forum for orthodontists in Europe where many developments are taking place but also accepts papers from all parts of the world. Clinical papers cover all techniques as well as different approaches to treatment planning. Research papers are of direct relevance to the clinician and extend the scientific basis of orthodontics.

Current impact factor: 1.48

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.483
2013 Impact Factor 1.39
2012 Impact Factor 1.078
2011 Impact Factor 0.893
2010 Impact Factor 0.932
2009 Impact Factor 0.975
2008 Impact Factor 1.015
2007 Impact Factor 1.022
2006 Impact Factor 0.621
2005 Impact Factor 0.651
2004 Impact Factor 0.788
2003 Impact Factor 0.656
2002 Impact Factor 0.72
2001 Impact Factor 0.591
2000 Impact Factor 0.593
1999 Impact Factor 0.607
1998 Impact Factor 0.386
1997 Impact Factor 0.4
1996 Impact Factor 0.563

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.53
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.19
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.51
Website The European Journal of Orthodontics website
Other titles European journal of orthodontics (Online)
ISSN 0141-5387
OCLC 39926732
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Oxford University Press (OUP)

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Publications in this journal

  • Murilo Fernando Neuppmann Feres · Lucas Guimarães Abreu · Natalia Martins Insabralde · Marcio Rodrigues de Almeida · Carlos Flores-Mir
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    ABSTRACT: Background/objectives: Oral habits are common etiological factors for anterior open bites (AOBs) in growing children and adolescents. The objective of this review was to provide a literature synthesis evaluating the effectiveness of open bite correction in growing individuals with the use of habit-interception appliances. Search methods: Electronic searches were conducted on PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Sciences, Scopus, Google Scholar, Scielo, and Lilacs databases. Trials registries were consulted for ongoing trials, and a partial grey literature search was also conducted. Selection criteria: The selection criteria included controlled clinical trials enrolling growing subjects who underwent habit-interception orthodontic treatment to correct dental and/or skeletal AOB. Data collection analysis: Data was grouped and analysed descriptively. A meta-analysis was only possible regarding crib therapy effectiveness. Qualitative appraisal was performed according to Cochrane Risk of Bias tool for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and the MINORS tool for non-randomized clinical trials (nRCTs). Results: Two RCTs and nine nRCTs were identified. Most of them presented relevant limitations. Crib therapy demonstrated to be effective (+3.1mm overbite correction). However, most of the dental effects are seemingly lost with time; and the skeletal effects are still controversial. Other habit-interception appliances, such as spurs, were not sufficiently investigated. Conclusions: Crib therapy appears to be effective on a short time basis. As for other habit-interception appliances, insufficient evidence could not provide reliable conclusions.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · The European Journal of Orthodontics
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Of the various malocclusions, unilateral posterior crossbite has often been associated to skeletal and muscular asymmetrical growth and function. Objective: To assess, by systematically reviewing the literature, the association between unilateral posterior crossbite (UPCB) and morphological and/or functional asymmetries (i.e. skeletal, masticatory muscle electromyographic (EMG) performance, bite force, muscle thickness, and chewing cycle asymmetries). Materials and methods: A literature survey covering the period from January 1965 to June 2015 was performed. Two reviewers extracted the data independently and assessed the quality of the studies. Results: The search strategy resulted in 2184 citations, of which 45 met the inclusion criteria. The scientific and methodological quality of these studies was medium-low, irrespective of the association reported. In several studies, posterior crossbite is reported to be associated to asymmetries in mandibular skeletal growth, EMG activity, and the chewing cycle. Fewer data are available on bite force and masticatory muscle thickness. Conclusions: The relationship between unilateral posterior crossbite and skeletal asymmetry is still unresolved. To date, most of the studies available report a skeletal asymmetric growth. EMG activity of masticatory muscles is different between crossbite and non-crossbite sides. Subjects with UPCB show smaller bite force than non-crossbite subjects. There is no consistency of studies reporting masticatory muscle thickness asymmetry in UPCB subjects. UPCB is associated to an increase in the reverse chewing cycle. The literature available on the subject is of medium-low scientific and methodological quality, irrespective of the association reported. Further investigations with higher sample size, well-defined diagnostic criteria, rigorous scientific methodologies, and long-term control are needed.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The European Journal of Orthodontics
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: The shiny vestibular surfaces of teeth make it difficult to match digital dental casts to 3D stereophotogrammetric images of patient teeth. This study tested whether reducing this shininess by coating the teeth with titanium-oxide powder might improve the accuracy of the matching procedure. Methods: Twenty patients participated in the study. For each patient, 3D stereophotogrammetric images were taken without and with a powder coating. Separately, digital dental casts were created. Next, the digital dental casts were fused with the 3D stereophotogrammetric images of either non-powdered or powdered dentition. Distance maps were created to evaluate the inter-surface distance between the digital dental cast and the 3D images. The matching accuracy was compared for dentition with and without powdering. Results: Of all recorded distances between corresponding points, 95% was smaller than 0.84mm for the powdered dentition and smaller than 0.90mm for the non-powdered dentition. Although powdered dentition showed significantly better matching than non-powdered dentition, the difference was less than 0.1mm. Intra-observer statistics showed that five out of 24 repetitions gave significantly different results, but only for dentition that was not powdered. Limitations: The patients did not have any major malocclusions. Severe malocclusions might cause greater difficulty in matching the dentition without powder. Only one type of powder was used, but it effectively reduced shininess. Conclusion: Powdering the dentition had a small, but significant, positive effect on matching. However, this effect was of minor clinical importance. Therefore, we do not recommend powdering the dentition for 3D stereophotogrammetric images used for matching procedures.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The European Journal of Orthodontics
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to compare torque recordings at insertion time and 1 week post-placement between immediately loaded orthodontic miniscrews and an unloaded control group. Trial design: This RCT was designed as parallel with an allocation ratio of 1:1. Methods: Eligibility criteria to enroll patients were: needs of fixed orthodontic treatment, no systemic disease, absence of using drugs altering bone metabolism. All patients were consecutively treated in a private practice and the miniscrews were placed by the same author. Patients received ORTHOImplant (3M Unitek) miniscrews and they were blindly divided in two groups: group 1 screws were unloaded between T0 and T1, group 2 received immediately loaded screws with NiTi coil. For each patient, maximum insertion torque (MIT) was evaluated at T0. After 1 week, without loading, the screw torque was measured again (T1) and at the end of the treatment maximal removal torque was evaluated (T2). Torque variation in the first week was considered as the primary outcome. Randomization: A randomization list was created for the group assignment, with an allocation ratio of 1:1. Blinding: The study was single blinded in regard of the statistical analysis. Results: Patients enrolled in the clinical trial were 51 for a total of 81 miniscrews. The recruitment started in November 2012 and the observation period ended in August 2014. Twenty-six and twenty-five patients were analysed in group 1 and 2, respectively. The MIT mean in each placement time was 18.25 Ncm (SD = 3.00), 11.41 Ncm (SD = 3.51) and 10.52 Ncm (SD = 5.14) at T0, T1, and T2 time, respectively. In group 1, the torque decrease between T1 and T0 was statistically higher compared to group 2 (P value = 0.003). Statistically significant effects of the placement times on MIT were found (P value <0.0001). No serious harm was observed. Limitations: This study was performed using only direct force on the miniscrew and not using the miniscrew as an indirect anchorage. It was not possible to obtain quantitative data on bone quality or root proximity to miniscrews. Conclusions: A significant stability loss was observed in the first week in both groups; Group 1 showed a statistically higher torque loss in the first week when compared to the immediately loaded group. There were statistically significant effects of the measurement times on MIT and of the miniscrew location on MIT. The overall failure rate was 7.4%. Trial registration: This trial was not registered. Protocol: The protocol was not published before trial commencement.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The European Journal of Orthodontics
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: To evaluate the short- and long-term orthodontic treatment (OT) expectations, malocclusion severity, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) status of adolescent patients using qualitative and quantitative methodology. Materials and methods: Adolescents (n = 105; 42 males and 63 females) aged between 12 and 17 years participated in this interview and questionnaire-based study. The Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ) and the Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP) scale evaluated OHRQoL status. Study casts were analysed using the Dental Aesthetics Index (DAI) and the Index of Complexity, Outcome and Need (ICON). Mann-Whitney test and Spearman's correlations tested various univariate variables. Results: With similar index-determined OT need (DAI, P = 0.371 and ICON, P = 0.932) females tended to have worse OHRQoL status (PIDAQ scores, P-values ranged from 0.006 to 0.0001 and scores for the OIDP question related to smiling, laughing, and showing teeth without embarrassment, P-value = 0.015). Occlusal index scores did not have statistically significant associations with the OHRQoL scales. Better dental appearance was expected by 85 per cent of the adolescents in the short-term and by 51 per cent in the long-term after OT. The associated psycho-social expectations were: 1. improved dental self-confidence, 2. positive psychological impact/improved self-worth, and 3. positive social impact. Conclusions: Female adolescent patients tended to experience worse psycho-social impacts related to their malocclusions compared with males with similar index-determined OT need. Index-determined OT need scores did not correlate with the OHRQoL scales. Adolescent patients expected OT to improve their dental appearance and QoL aspects.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The European Journal of Orthodontics
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    ABSTRACT: Many orthodontists see open bites as their most demanding assignments; aesthetic issues must be taken into account, the treatment is difficult and the long-term stability unpredictable. Myofunctional treatment may not always be the right choice for this category of malocclusions, but it should be given a serious consideration. We need all the help we can get to treat open bites.
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