Fabiana Ballanti

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to apply low-dose computed tomography (CT) to evaluate treatment and posttreatment effects produced by rapid maxillary expansion (RME) at the levels of the midpalatal suture and the pterygoid processes. METHODS A sample of 17 subjects (7 boys, 10 girls; mean age, 11.2 years) was analyzed. Multi-slice CT scans were(More)
The aims of this study were to determine the differences in craniofacial morphology between children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and control subjects, and to investigate the effects of modified monobloc (MM) appliance treatment in OSA children. The treatment group consisted of 20 OSA Caucasian subjects (10 boys and 10 girls) with ages ranging from 4(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine by low-dose computed tomography (CT) protocol the dental and periodontal effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME). MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample comprised 17 subjects (7 males and 10 females), with a mean age at first observation of 11.2 years. Each patient underwent expansion of 7 mm. Multislice CT scans were taken before(More)
AIM This was to investigate the effect of the use of an orthodontic appliance in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children using polysomnographic variables. METHODS 10 boys and 10 girls with OSA aged between 4 to 8 years, referred from an otolaryngology clinic because of sleep apnoea, wore modified monobloc devices nightly for 6 months.(More)
The present paper emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis of retarded eruption because of trauma and the plan for the surgical management of impacted teeth. The permanent incisor was localized horizontally on the nasal spine and the roots seemed to be in a retarded stage of formation beside of contralateral tooth. The treatment plan consisted in the(More)
This report documented an unusual case with impaction of a right permanent central incisor. The purpose of this work was to illustrate how the original lingual lever arm moved the impacted central incisor in the dental arch. The authors used a modified lingual arch made of .036 inch stainless steel wire soldered to bands on the second primary molars. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to use low-dose coronal computed tomography (CT) scans to evaluate the treatment and postretention effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on the maxillary central incisors, midpalatal suture, and nasal cavity. METHODS Multi-slice coronal CT scans of 17 subjects (7 boys, 10 girls; mean age, 11.2 years) were taken(More)
AIMS During competitions and training many professional athletes use to wear occlusal splints to improve their sports performance. However, notwithstanding some studies concluded that achieving a balanced cranial-occlusal system could bring to an improvement of sports performances, the results are still contrasting. Probably the gnathological postural(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to analyze the variations in nasal dimensions in prepubertal patients associated with RME therapy compared with an untreated age matched control group. METHODS A group of 61 subjects (26 F, 35 M; mean age 10.5±1.8 years) was enrolled in the study to undergo a rapid maxillary expansion therapy; 41 subjects (26 F, 15 M; mean(More)