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Since the fee for orthodontic treatment of malocclusion caused by cleft lip and palate (CLP) became covered by national health insurance in 1982, orthodontic treatment from school age has become the norm. However, in some CLP patients, orthodontic treatment is commenced in adulthood. A number of studies have reported on orthodontic treatment in adult CLP(More)
We report a case of an 11-year-old girl presenting with Apert syndrome characterized by midface concavity, protrusion of the eyeballs, and ocular hypertelorism. She had class III anterior crossbite, narrow upper and lower arches, and marked crowding. Based on cephalometric analysis, anterior crossbite associated with marked midfacial hypoplasia was(More)
PURPOSE Establishing the optimum occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) in prosthetic treatment is an important clinical procedure. No methods are considered to be scientifically accurate in determining the reduced OVD in patients with missing posterior teeth. The purpose of this study was to derive a new formula to predict the lower facial height (LFH) using(More)
Sotos syndrome is inherited in an autosomal-dominant manner and is characterized by increased birth weight, excessive growth, advanced bone age, and distinctive facial features, including dolichocephaly, hypertelorism, and a prominent mandible. We treated a jaw deformity due to Sotos syndrome consisting of malocclusion due to a narrow maxillary dental arch(More)
321 females with reversed occlusion from the ages of 6 to 20 were classified into 15 groups according to chronological age, and the changes of maxillofacial skeleton accompanying growth were investigated. Lateral cephalometric roentgenogram before treatment of the subjects were used for analyses and measurements of maxillofacial skeleton and overjet. The(More)
A 57-year-old man presented with mesial inclination of the lower right first molar caused by untreated loss of the second premolar. The occlusal relationship was restored by dental implant treatment following improvement of the intraoral environment by orthodontic therapy. At his initial visit, the interdental spacing in the molar-premolar region was(More)
Maxillary central incisors with short roots are occasionally encountered during orthodontic diagnosis. From an esthetic point of view, the central incisors occupy the most noticeable position in the maxillary and mandibular arches, and whether or not to extract them marks a major turning point in the planning of orthodontic treatment. In deciding a(More)
The effects of mandibular distraction on the mandible and its surrounding tissue remain to be clarified. Here, we used a 3-dimensional finite-element method to investigate the effects of unilateral horizontal lengthening of the mandibular body and vertical lengthening of the mandibular ramus on the mandible and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). With horizontal(More)
This case involved a 30-year-old woman who visited our hospital with the main complaint of protrusion of the maxillary incisors and upper and lower lips. She had difficulty closing her lips, and a chin button was observed when the lips were closed. The skeletal pattern showed maxillary protrusion and mandibular retrusion, and the mandible showed severe high(More)
The present study investigated the effects of two orthodontic appliances on changes in the cephalometric reference planes using the three-dimensional finite element method. We simulated the use of a headgear and an orthopedic facial mask, two devices for the application of orthodontic force to the jaw. Using a finite element model of the skull, orthodontic(More)
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