Orthodontics, as a specialty, must recognize that teeth and jaw structures are connected to other very significant parts of the human body. The improvement of malocclusions means more than just straightening teeth. To give the patient the appropriate treatment, the other parts affected must also be addressed. This certainly contains the TMJs and the upper airway, which need to be brought into physiologic balance when orthodontic treatment is performed.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on June, 2014