Etiology and management of posttraumatic malocclusions.

  title={Etiology and management of posttraumatic malocclusions.},
  author={Nick B Haralabakis and Iosif B Sifakakis and George Papadakis},
  journal={World journal of orthodontics},
  volume={8 4},
AIM To establish the etiology of complications in patients undergoing treatment of maxillofacial trauma and justify the treatment of choice. METHODS Four patients with posttraumatic occlusal irregularities comprised the subjects. RESULTS Posttraumatic malocclusion has a complex etiology. The evaluation of the pretraumatic occlusal relationship is useful but not always possible. Anatomic repositioning of the fracture should be performed as soon as possible. Patients whose fractures are… CONTINUE READING