Effects of transmandibular symphyseal distraction on teeth, bone, and temporomandibular joint.

@article{Gunbay2009EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of transmandibular symphyseal distraction on teeth, bone, and temporomandibular joint.},
  author={Tayfun Gunbay and Mehmet Cemal Akay and Aynur Aras and Murat Gomel},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={2254-65}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this clinical study was to investigate the clinical effects and long-term results of the transmandibular symphyseal distraction technique for the correction of mandibular transverse deficiencies. This was achieved by assessing the dental, skeletal, and temporomandibular joint changes in the sagittal, vertical, and axial planes using cephalograms, dental casts, and computed tomography (CT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Seven patients with mandibular transverse deficiencies (3… CONTINUE READING
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