Peter Proff

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There is a series of tools useful for gathering diagnostic information on patients with temporomandibular joint disorders. Tracings of the joint movement (axiography) provide useful information about the motion of the joints. Since the availability of electronic axiographic tracers, the movement of the condyles can be resolved with high resolution both in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study has been to describe the normal range of mandibular movements and condylar kinematics in children as well as to test the null hypothesis that these variables are not associated with gender, facial type and weight. MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample was comprised of 92 healthy children (7.2-10.6 years old) and 40 adult controls(More)
For the physiological intact stomatognathic system, the three main functional states (occlusat articular functions, free mandibular movements, and ideal bolus function) were biomechanically discussed concerning the structure of movement, rolling-gliding characteristics, and force transfer in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In all three cases, rolling is(More)
Morphological parameters of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of Cercopithecus mona were analyzed by sagittal medial/lateral slicing of the entire joint. The slice contours of the osseous structures of the joint surfaces were approximated by circles. In this manner, the main parameter of the protrusive cranial border guidance, the protrusive dimeric Link(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate tooth and periodontal damage in subjects wearing a tongue piercing (TP) in comparison to matched control subjects without tongue piercing. Members of the German Federal Armed Forces who had TP (group TP) and a matched control group (group C) volunteered to take part in the study. The time in situ, localization and(More)
The facial structure develops through the harmonious interaction of bones, mandibular and cervical joints, masticatory, facial and cervical muscles, connective and fatty tissue as well as tracts of conduction. The face represents the personal identity. Ten basic types of faces exist, although they are difficult to classify. No face is symmetrical(More)
Bruxism is characterized by non-functional contact of mandibular and maxillary teeth resulting in clenching or grating of teeth. Theories on factors causing bruxism are a matter of controversy in current literature. The dental profession has predominantly viewed peripheral local morphological disorders, such as malocclusion, as the cause of clenching and(More)
Centric relation prematurities of frontal teeth are frequently found with patients who have severe orthodontic anomalies or received extensive restorative treatment. They can cause a range of symptoms ranging from loosening of the teeth to temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The objective of this work has been to derive a mathematical description of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the frictional properties of two self-ligating aesthetic brackets, Opal (Ultradent Products) and Oyster (Gestenco Int.), with those of four conventionally ligated aesthetic brackets, Transcend (3M Unitek), Inspire (Ormco), Allure (GAC Int.), and Image (Gestenco Int.). Friction was tested with different wire(More)
Orthodontic forces are known to have various effects on the alveolar process, such as cell deformation, inflammation, and circulatory disturbances. Each of these conditions affecting cell differentiation, cell repair, and cell migration, is driven by numerous molecular and inflammatory mediators. As a result, bone remodeling is induced, facilitating(More)