Intermaxillary forces during activator treatment.

  title={Intermaxillary forces during activator treatment.},
  author={Elias G Katsavrias and Demetrios Halazonetis},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={115 2},
The mode of action of the activator appliance is still unclear. Apart from a possible mandibular growth enhancing effect, some investigators believe that orthopedic forces may be applied to the maxilla, contributing to Class II correction by inhibition of maxillary growth. In addition, orthodontic forces may arise that produce dentoalveolar changes. The purpose of this study was to measure the magnitude of anteroposterior intermaxillary forces during wear of the activator appliance. Ten… CONTINUE READING