Cristina Grippaudo

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological effects and the surface irregularities produced by different methods of mechanical stripping (abrasive strips and burs) and chemical stripping (37% orthophosphoric acid) and the surface changes following the finishing procedures (polishing strips) or the subsequent application of sealants,(More)
Nowadays oral appliance therapy is recognised as an effective therapy for many patients with primary snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), as well as those with more severe OSA who cannot tolerate positive airway pressure (PAP) therapies. For this reason, it is important to focus on objective criteria to indicate which subjects may(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this article is to describe the orthodontic therapy for Parry-Romberg syndrome. The therapeutic goal is to minimize the wasting effects of progressive atrophy on facial development of a part of the face. DESIGN To correct problems affecting craniofacial development of these patients, occurring during puberty, an orthodontic appliance(More)
The aim of this study was to validate a new aesthetic analysis and establish the sagittal position of the maxilla on an ideal group of reference. We want to demonstrate the usefulness of these findings in the treatment planning of patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. We took a reference group of 81 Italian women participating in a national beauty(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to find a correlation between the evaluation of skeletal maturation performed by the study of cervical vertebrae maturation indicators and the evaluation obtained by the hand and wrist maturation indicators. METHODS Left hand wrist radiographs and the corresponding lateral cephalograms of 90 patients (48 males and 42 females;(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to validate the ROMA (Risk Of Malocclusion Assessment) Index, verifying both its reproducibility and its ability to determine treatment priority. MATERIALS AND METHODS The levels of treatment priority assessed for 75 children examined at the Gemelli General Hospital Orthodontic Service (Rome) ranged from grade 3 to grade 5 of(More)
AIM This study was designed to adapt the original English-language COAS (Children's Orthodontic Attitude Survey) for third- grade schoolchildren to the Italian cultural environment and to investigate its properties in typical populations, as well as to evaluate children self-perception of their dental appearance. STUDY DESIGN The COAS questionnaire for(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between dental arch form and the vertical facial pattern determined by the angle between the mandibular plane and the anterior cranial base (Sella-nasion/mandibular plane angle (SN-MP)) in skeletal class II untreated patients. METHODS A sample of 73 Caucasians patients with untreated(More)
AIM A new index targeted on the risk of malocclusions in primary dentition, called Baby-ROMA (Risk Of Malocclusion Assessment) index, was set up to assess risks/benefits in early orthodontic therapies. The Baby-ROMA index was designed from the observation that some of the malocclusion signs, observed in primary dentition, can worsen with growth, others(More)
INTRODUCTION The advent of computed tomography (CT) provided a useful instrument for diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with craniofacial malformations. The development of software for three-dimensional graphic simulation applied to CT scan has made possible the three-dimensional computerized analysis, surgical planning, and simulation. This kind(More)