Orthodontic management of the patient undergoing mandibular distraction osteogenesis.

@article{Hanson1999OrthodonticMO,
  title={Orthodontic management of the patient undergoing mandibular distraction osteogenesis.},
  author={Pamela R Hanson and Michael B Melugin},
  journal={Seminars in orthodontics},
  year={1999},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={25-34}
}
Distraction osteogenesis is a gradual incremental bone-lengthening technique that requires very precise treatment planning and surgical execution. Subtle variation in the position of the corticotomy/osteotomy or in the position of the distraction device will affect the ultimate position of the tooth-bearing (distal) segment. Other functional and/or anatomic factors (that at this time are not well understood) also have an influence on the direction in which the tooth-bearing segment moves during… CONTINUE READING
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