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OBJECTIVE The objective of this retrospective study based on the metric evaluation of lateral cephalograms was to investigate the extent to which treatment with two different fixed appliances for the correction of Angle Class II influenced the morphology of the extrathoracic airway space (the posterior airway space, PAS). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of(More)
AIM It was the aim of this clinical study to compare the skeletal and dentoalveolar effects as well as those on the profile of three different treatment approaches in Class II patients (camouflage orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics, and combined orthodontic and surgical treatment). PATIENTS AND METHOD Our study cohort consisted of 60 young adults(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this clinical study was to reveal skeletal effects during the treatment of Class II malocclusions in adolescents and young adults using a protrusive-acting fixed, rigid functional orthodontic appliance, and to quantify them in comparison with an untreated control group. We aimed to determine whether, and if so, to what extent skeletal(More)
Developed under interdisciplinary cooperation, the Functional Mandibular Advancer (FMA) is a new, rigid and fixed appliance for sagittal correction of the intermaxillary jaw relationship in adolescents and young adults. The appliance is non-dependent on patient compliance and is aimed at providing an alternative to the Herbst and MARA appliances. A number(More)
provides an overview of a clinical topic of interest to orthodontists. Contributions and suggestions for future subjects are welcome.) A previous Overview described suitable sites for vestibular miniscrew insertion. 1 Although these locations are commonly used in orthodontic applications because of their ease of access, the interradicular spaces are limited(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to verify the effects that corrective treatment for skeletal Class II malocclusions with fixed functional orthopaedic appliances has on the positions of the condyle within the glenoid fossa. METHODS Orthodontic treatment progress was monitored in 20 patients by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at four defined points in time.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to verify the effects that corrective treatment for skeletal Class II malocclusions with fixed functional orthopaedic appliances has on the relative positions of the articular disc and the mandibular condyle. METHODS Orthodontic treatment progress was monitored in 20 patients by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at four defined(More)
The conventional anchorage design of an appliance for non-compliance molar distalization anchored exclusively intraorally combines an acrylic pad or button placed on the palatal mucosa with involvement of the anchoring-teeth's periodontium. Disadvantages of this anchorage design include the difficulties it causes for proper oral hygiene, reactive forces and(More)
A modified pendulum appliance, including a distal screw and special preactivated pendulum springs (built-in straightening activation and toe-in bending), was used for bilateral maxillary molar distalization in 36 adolescent patients in various stages of the molar dentition. The patients were divided into 3 groups (PG 1-3) according to the stage of eruption(More)