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Clinical Orthodontics, addressed to the dental professionals, is intended for the publication of research articles with clinical application, clinical case reports and techniques description, brief communications and updates.

Clinical Orthodontics uses GNPapers, an online system for submission and evaluation of manuscripts. To submit manuscripts, please visit:

Please send all other correspondence to: Dental Press International – Av. Dr. Luiz Teixeira Mendes, 2712. Zona 5. Zip code: 87.015-001 – Maringá/PR, Brazil. Phone. (55 044) 3033-9818


The statements and opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily correspond to that of editors or publisher, who not assume any responsibility for them. Neither the editors nor the publisher guarantee or endorse any product or service advertised or claim made by their respective manufacturers in this publication. Each reader must determine about how to proceed with the information contained in this publication. The Journal or the sponsors are not responsible for any damage arising from the publication of erroneous information.

Papers in which plagiarism is detected will not be accepted for publication in Clinical Orthodontics. The manuscripts must be original and not published or submitted for publication in another Journal, as well as must follow the recommendations from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE — and The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE — Manuscripts will be reviewed by the editors and reviewers, and are subject to editorial review.


Clinical Orthodontics uses double-blind peer-review system. This means that author and reviewer are not identified for each other. Thus, we ask authors to be patient during the review process, since reviewers are volunteers and donate part of their clinical or academic time to perform this process.



Submit the articles through the website:

Organize your presentation as follows.

  1. Title Page

Must comprise the title, an abstract and 3 to 5 keywords. Information about the authors must be provided on a separate page, including authors’ full names, academic degrees, institutional affiliations and/or administrative positions. Furthermore, the corresponding author’s name, address, phone numbers and e-mail must be provided. This information is not made available to the reviewers.

  1. Abstracts

Abstracts must be structured, and with a maximum of 250 words. The structured abstracts must contain the following sections: Introduction: outlining the objectives of the study; Methods, describing how the study was conducted; Results, describing the primary results, and Conclusions, reporting the authors’ conclusions based on the results, as well as the clinical implications.

Abstracts must be accompanied by 3 to 5 keywords, or descriptors, which must comply with MeSH.

  1. Text

Texts must contain no more than 4,000 words, including figure captions, abstract and references.

Figures must be submitted in separate files (see item 4).

Insert the figure captions also in the text document to guide the article layout.

3.1 Clinical case reports

Case report must be organized in the following sections: Introduction, Diagnosis (list of problems), Treatment objectives, Treatment alternatives, Treatment plan, Treatment progress, Treatment results, Discussion, Conclusion, References and Figure captions.

3.2 Original articles (with clinical application)

The text must be organized in the following sections: Introduction: outlining the objectives of the study; Material and Methods, describing how the study was conducted; Results, describing the primary results; Discussion, and Conclusions, reporting the authors’ conclusions, as well as the clinical implications; References and Figure captions.

3.3 Aligners and Digital Orthodontics

In addition to research articles (with clinical application), Clinical Orthodontics accepts submissions on the subject of Orthodontic Aligners. The texts for this section must be structured according to item 3.2, containing a maximum of 1,200 words and 15 images.

3.4 Clinician’s Corner (New techniques description)

The texts for this section must be structured according to item 3.2, containing a maximum of 800 words and 10 images.


  1. Figures

Digital images must be in JPG or TIF formats, CMYK or grayscale, at least 7-cm wide and 300-dpi resolution.

Each image must be submitted in separate files.

In the case that a given illustration has been previously published, the caption must give full credit to the original source.

The author(s) must ascertain that all figures are cited in the text.

The images sent must include:

  • Pre- and post-treatment intraoral photographs on the right side, front and left side.
  • During treatment intraoral photographs on the right side, front and left side.
  • Pre- and post-treatment upper and lower occlusal intraoral photographs (optional).
  • During treatment upper and lower occlusal intraoral photographs (optional).
  • Pre- and post-treatment facial photographs of profile, frontal view and smiling (smile photography is optional).
  • Pre- and post-treatment panoramic radiographs.
  • Pre- and post-treatment teleradiographies.
  • Initial and final cephalometric tracings.

> Superimposition of cephalometric tracings or tomographic images.

  1. Graphs and cephalometric tracings

Files containing the original versions of graphs and cephalometric tracings must be submitted.

It is not recommended that such graphs be submitted only in bitmap image format (not editable).

The tracings may be improved or redesigned by the journal’s production department at the editor’s discretion. However, Clinical Orthodontics is not responsible for creating specific drawings for authors.

  1. Tables

Tables must be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate the text.

Must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order they are mentioned in the text.

A brief title must be provided for each table.

In the event that a table has been published previously, a footnote must be included giving credit to the original source.

Tables must be submitted as text files (Word or Excel, for example), and not as non-editable image.

  1. Ethics Committees

Articles must, where appropriate, refer the Ethics Committees approval.

  1. Required statements

All manuscripts must be accompanied by the following statements, to be filled at the time of submission of the article:

8.1 Assignment of copyright

Transferring all copyright of the manuscript for Dental Press International if it is published.

8.2 Conflict of interest

If there is any commercial interest of the authors in the research subject of the paper, it must be informed.

8.3 Human and animal rights protection

If applicable, inform the fulfillment of the recommendations of international protection entities and the Helsinki Declaration, respecting the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human / animal experimentation.

8.4 Informed consent

Patients have the right to privacy, which should not be violated without an informed consent.

  1. References

All articles cited in the text must appear in the references list.

All listed references must be cited in the text.

For the convenience of readers, references must be cited in the text by their numbers only.

References must be identified in the text by superscript Arabic numerals and numbered in the order they are mentioned in the text.

Journal title abbreviations must comply with the standards of the “Index Medicus” and “Index to Dental Literature” publications.

Authors are responsible for reference accuracy, which must include all information necessary for their identification. References must be listed at the end of the text and obeying the Vancouver Standards (  The following examples should be used:

Article with up to six authors

Sterrett JD, Oliver T, Robinson F, Fortson W, Knaak B, Russell CM. Width/length ratios of normal clinical crowns of the maxillary anterior dentition in man. J Clin Periodontol. 1999 Mar;26(3):153-7.

Article with more than six authors

De Munck J, Van Landuyt K, Peumans M, Poitevin A, Lambrechts P, Braem M, et al. A critical review of the durability of adhesion to tooth tissue: methods and results. J Dent Res. 2005 Feb;84(2):118-32.

Book chapter

Almeida MR. Princípios da biomecânica em Ortodontia: conceituação e aplicação clínica. In: Almeida MR. Mini-implantes extra-alveolares em Ortodontia. Maringá: Dental Press; 2018. cap. 1, p. 18-76.

Book chapter with editor

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

Dissertation and thesis

Beltrami LER. Braquetes com sulcos retentivos na base, colados clinicamente e removidos em laboratórios por testes de tração, cisalhamento e torção [dissertação]. Bauru (SP): Universidade de São Paulo; 1990.

Electronic format

Almeida MR, Pereira ALP, Almeida RR, Almeida-Pedrin RR, Silva Filho OG. Prevalence of malocclusion in children aged 7 to 12 years. Dental Press J Orthod. 2011 [Access in: 2018 May 20]; July-Aug16(4):123-31. Available from: Clinical Trial Records

  1. Clinical trials registration:

For more information, access the following websites:


— Permission to use copyrighted images
Authors must have permission from the copyright holder to
reproduce any figures that are covered by copyright, and its
caption must cite the original source. Documentary evidence
to support this permission must be made available to the Editor
on request.
— Informed consent form
For all research involving human subjects, an informed
consent form should be obtained from subjects participating
in the study (or their parent or guardian in the case of
children under 16), and a statement to this efect should
appear in the manuscript.
10. Citations
— Research articles must cite appropriate and relevant literature
in support of the claims made. Excessive and inappropriate
self-citation or coordinated efforts among several authors
to collectively self-cite is strongly discouraged.
— Any statement in the manuscript that relies on external
sources of information (i.e. not the authors own new ideas
or findings or general knowledge) should use a citation.
— Authors should avoid citing derivations of original work.
For example, they should cite the original work rather than
a review article that cites an original work.
— Authors should ensure that their citations are accurate
(i.e. they should ensure the citation supports the statement
made in their manuscript and should not misrepresent another
work by citing it if it does not support the point the
authors wish to make).
— Authors should not cite sources that they have not read.
— Authors should not preferentially cite their own or their
friends’, peers’ or institution’s publications.
— Authors should avoid citing work solely from one country.
— Authors should not use an excessive number of citations to
support one point.
— Ideally, authors should cite sources that have undergone
peer review, whenever possible.
— Authors should not cite advertisements or advertorial
— Citations must be listed at the end of the text, in the same
order they are mentioned in the text, and in accordance to