World Journal of Dentistry

Register      Login

VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 4 ( July-August, 2017 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Tailored Approach for Growth Modification: An Innovative Approach

Ranjit Kamble, Narendra S Sharma, Sunita Shrivastav, Preethi Sharma

Citation Information : Kamble R, Sharma NS, Shrivastav S, Sharma P. A Tailored Approach for Growth Modification: An Innovative Approach. World J Dent 2017; 8 (4):334-342.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1461

Published Online: 00-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment effects of the clear block appliance during comprehensive correction of class II malocclusion in growing patients.

Introduction

Sagittal discrepancy commonly exists in skeletal class II malocclusions. The popular of the class II malocclusions is division 1 type among them. The presence of original skeletal jaw abnormality is the origin of the class II malocclusions. The treatment result of such skeletal malocclusion depends on the age, latent growth, and cooperation of the individual. The class II division 1 malocclusion in a growing individual can be successfully treated with different types of myofunctional appliance. The present article illustrates a new approach (clear block appliance) to correct sagittal discrepancy to make optimal use of the patient's pubertal growth spurt to achieve best possible results. Based on the results in these patients, the clear block appliance was very effective in correcting class II malocclusions. Although the results are positive, they should be tested on a large sample size.

Clinical significance

Clear block appliance proved to be the best alternative to other myofunctional appliances, where side effects in the form of anchorage loss or proclination of lower incisor do not occur with similar results.

How to cite this article

Sharma N, Shrivastav S, Kamble R, Sharma P. A Tailored Approach for Growth Modification: An Innovative Approach. World J Dent 2017;8(4):334-342.


PDF Share
  1. Components of Class II malocclusion in children 8-10 years of age. Angle Orthod 1981 Jul;51(1):177-202.
  2. Assessment of orthodontic treatment outcomes: early treatment versus late treatment. Angle Orthod 2005 Mar;75(2):162-170.
  3. Benefit of early Class II treatment: progress report of a two-phase randomized clinical trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998 Jan;113(1):62-72, quiz 73-74.
  4. Comprehensive mixed dentition treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998 Jan;113(1):75-84.
  5. The timing of treatment for Class II malocclusion in children; a literature review. Angle Orthod 1989 Summer;60(2):87-97.
  6. One-stage versus two-stage treatment: are two really necessary? Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998 Jan;113(1):111-116.
  7. Early orthodontic intervention. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998 Jan;113(1):24-28.
  8. The effect of activator treatment on Class II malocclusions. Am J Orthod 1979 Jan;75(1):20-26.
  9. Orthodontic treatment timing: a survey of orthodontists. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998 Jan;113(1):96-103.
  10. Headgear versus function regulator in the early treatment of Class II, division 1 malocclusion: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998 Jan;113(1):51-61.
  11. Mandibular changes in persons with untreated and treated Class II division 1 malocclusion. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998 Jun;113(3):661-673.
  12. The art of orthodontic. In: Clark WJ, editor. Twin block functional therapy application in dentofacial orthopaedics. London: Mosby-Wolfe Publication;. 2002. p. 2-4.
  13. ; Rakosi, T. Petrovic, AG. Principles of functional appliances. Dentofacial orthopedics with functional appliances. St Louis (MO): Mosby; 1985.
  14. Treatment of skeletal problems in children. In: Proffit WR, editor. Contemporary orthodontics. 4th ed. St. Louis (MO): Mosby, Elsevier Publication; 2007. p. 510-521.
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.