Gero Kinzinger

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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)
The standard pendulum appliance was modified by integrating a distal screw into its base and by special preactivation of the pendulum springs. The suitability of this Pendulum K for the translatory distalization of maxillary molars was investigated in an in vitro analysis and in an in vivo study in children and adolescents. The in vitro measurement of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Fixed functional orthopedic appliances used in 6 to 9 month-long treatments to correct distoclusion keep the mandible permanently in the therapeutically-desired protruded position. The principal aim of this approach is to achieve an increase in length of the lower jaw by stimulating mandibular growth. Ideally, adaptive mechanisms in(More)
INTRODUCTION Interactions between the cervical spine and the stomatognathic system have been discussed in literature. The present study was conducted to investigate whether, and to what extent, orthodontically induced mandibular advancement produces changes in cervical spine posture. Furthermore, possible appliance-specific effects should be distinguished.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to verify the effects of treatment to correct Class II malocclusion with the Functional Mandibular Advancer (FMA) on the relative positions of the articular disc and mandibular condyle. In particular, we aimed to find out whether the disc-condyle relationship changed between baseline and post-treatment, in(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify the impact of oral screen (OS) application on intra-oral pressure characteristics in three malocclusion groups. Fifty-six randomly recruited participants (26 males and 30 females) who met the inclusion criteria of either an Angle Class I occlusal relationships or Angle Class II1 or II2 malocclusions, were assigned(More)
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