The effect of continuous bite-jumping in adult rats: a morphological study.

@article{Xiong2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of continuous bite-jumping in adult rats: a morphological study.},
  author={Hui Xiong and Urban H{\"a}gg and Guo-hua Tang and A. Bakr M. Rabie and Wayne Robinson},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={86-92}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the mandibular morphology before, during, and after bite-jumping in nongrowing species. Fifty-two adult female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four experimental groups and four control groups. The experimental groups were fitted with fixed bite-jumping devices that protruded the mandible. The animals were sacrificed on days 3, 14, 30, and 60. Right halves of the mandible were harvested and freed of soft tissue. Digital pictures were obtained in a… CONTINUE READING