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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454076/the-biological-basis-of-treating-jaw-discrepancies-an-interplay-of-mechanical-forces-and-skeletal-configuration
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Karamesinis, Efthimia K Basdra
Jaw discrepancies and malrelations affect a large proportion of the general population and their treatment is of utmost significance for individuals' health and quality of life. The aim of their therapy is the modification of aberrant jaw development mainly by targeting the growth potential of the mandibular condyle through its cartilage, and the architectural shape of alveolar bone through a suture type of structure, the periodontal ligament. This targeted treatment is achieved via external mechanical force application by using a wide variety of intraoral and extraoral appliances...
February 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407498/no-association-between-types-of-unilateral-mandibular-condylar-abnormalities-and-facial-asymmetry-in-orthopedic-treated-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Peter Bangsgaard Stoustrup, Nicole Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Lehn, Kasper Dahl Kristensen, Linda Z Arvidsson, Marinka Twilt, Paolo M Cattaneo, Annelise Küseler, Anne Estmann Christensen, Troels Herlin, Thomas Klit Pedersen
INTRODUCTION: Dentofacial asymmetries are often observed in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvements. The aim of this split-face study was to associate types of radiologic TMJ abnormalities with the degree of dentofacial asymmetry in patients with unilateral TMJ involvements assessed with cone-beam computed tomography. METHODS: Forty-seven JIA patients and 19 nonarthritic control subjects were included in the study...
February 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405512/ready-made-versus-custom-made-mandibular-advancement-appliances-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ama Johal, Bahn Agha
Mandibular advancement appliances (MAAs) are an increasingly accepted treatment choice in obstructive sleep apnea management. The ready-made MAAs has questioned the need for a customised MAAs, given the former is more accessible and considerably cheaper. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate both objective and patient-centred outcomes in relation to ready-made and custom-made MAAs s. Biomedical electronic databases, clinical trials registers and Grey literature were searched to January 2017, for randomised controlled trials...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390172/orthodontic-treatment-for-deep-bite-and-retroclined-upper-front-teeth-in-children
#4
REVIEW
Declan T Millett, Susan J Cunningham, Kevin D O'Brien, Philip E Benson, Cesar M de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: A Class II division 2 malocclusion is characterised by upper front teeth that are retroclined (tilted toward the roof of the mouth) and an increased overbite (deep overbite), which can cause oral problems and may affect appearance.This problem can be corrected by the use of special dental braces (functional appliances) that move the upper front teeth forward and change the growth of the upper or lower jaws, or both. Most types of functional appliances are removable and this treatment approach does not usually require extraction of any permanent teeth...
February 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363677/decoronation-of-an-ankylosed-tooth-postoperative-restoration-by-means-of-an-intermediate-fixed-orthodontic-laboratory-device
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Shmuel Einy, Arieh Y Kaufman, Margarita Yoshpe, Nir Philosoph, Dror Aizenbud, Shaul Lin
Rehabilitation of missing decoronated permanent incisors in growing children and adolescents is a major challenge. The psychologic impact of the loss of an incisor is significant due to its immediate influence on facial appearance. Final restoration is planned only after skeletal growth cessation. Consequently, the fabrication and installation of an immediate temporary restoration, which is expected to remain in place for a long period, must meet the patient's esthetic demands and be durable in the oral environment...
January 22, 2018: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358547/pre-endodontic-post-and-core-technique-for-endodontic-and-prosthodontic-treatment
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Keita Sasaki, Takatsugu Yamamoto, Tomoko Ikawa, Yuko Shigeta, Shuji Shigemoto, Eriko Ando, Takumi Ogawa, Keisuke Ihara
INTRODUCTION: Displacement of provisional fixed prostheses may result in undesirable and embarrassing outcomes in dental treatments, especially in endodontic treatment. Development of certain counter measures has been necessary to avoid such discomforts. AIM: The aim of this report was to propose a pre-endodontic post and core technique to achieve smooth progress of the treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patient was a 59-year-old male diagnosed with an infraocclusion caused by wear of his teeth...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355572/revisiting-ureterosigmoidostomy-a-useful-technique-of-urinary-diversion-in-functional-urology
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REVIEW
Mikolaj Przydacz, Jacques Corcos
Ureterosigmoidostomy has largely been disregarded in recent times but has now seen a resurgence of interest because of its potential applicability to newer, minimally-invasive surgical techniques. The advantages of ureterosigmoidostomy over intestinal conduits are urinary continence (obviating the need for stoma and external appliances), ease and rapidity of performance as well as acceptance by patients. Ureterosigmoidostomy has been characterized by good continence outcomes and it offers good quality of life...
January 17, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327733/orthopaedic-treatment-effects-of-functional-therapy-on-the-sagittal-pharyngeal-dimensions-in-subjects-with-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-class-ii-malocclusion
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C Pavoni, E Cretella Lombardo, R Lione, P Bollero, F Ottaviani, P Cozza
The purpose of this cephalometric study was to evaluate the craniofacial changes induced by functional treatment of mandibular advancement with special regard to pharyngeal sagittal airway dimensions, tongue and hyoid bone position in subjects with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and dentoskeletal Class II malocclusions compared with an untreated Class II control group. 51 subjects (24 female, 27 male; mean age 9.9 ± 1.3 years) with Class II malocclusion and SDB consecutively treated with a functional appliance (Modify Monobloc, MM) were compared with a control group of 31 subjects (15 males, 16 females; mean age 10...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304986/early-treatment-may-result-in-improvement-of-only-some-cephalometric-measurements-compared-with-late-treatment-with-functional-appliances-and-fixed-appliances-in-patients-with-class-ii-malocclusions
#9
Romina Brignardello-Petersen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300850/soft-tissue-changes-a-comparison-between-changes-caused-by-the-construction-bite-and-by-successful-treatment-with-a-modified-twin-block-appliance
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Erfan Salloum, Declan T Millett, Niamh Kelly, Grant T McIntyre, Michael S Cronin
Background/objectives: Functional appliances are commonly used to correct Class II malocclusion. This study aimed to compare the facial soft tissue changes in Caucasians between pre-treatment and with the construction bite versus pre-treatment and completion of treatment with a modified Twin-block appliance (MTBA). Materials and methods: Fifty-eight Caucasian subjects with Class II division 1 malocclusion had 3D stereophotogrammetric images captured pre-treatment (T1), with the construction bite (T2), and on completion of MTBA treatment (T3)...
December 29, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277633/which-place-of-pharmacological-approaches-beyond-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-to-treat-vascular-disease-related-to-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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REVIEW
Elodie Gautier-Veyret, Jean-Louis Pépin, Françoise Stanke-Labesque
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete upper airway obstruction, occurring during sleep, leading to chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH), which harms the cardiovascular system. OSA is associated with both functional and structural vascular alterations that contribute to an increased prevalence of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. OSA is a heterogeneous disease with respect to the severity of hypoxia, the presence of daytime symptoms, obesity, and cardiovascular comorbidities...
December 22, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195726/cardiovascular-effects-of-oral-appliance-therapy-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Grietje E de Vries, Peter J Wijkstra, Ewout J Houwerzijl, Huib A M Kerstjens, Aarnoud Hoekema
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study systematically reviews the effects of oral appliance therapy (OAT) on a broad spectrum of cardiovascular outcomes. A literature search was performed up to December 31st 2016. Twenty-five relevant full-text articles were retrieved. Sixteen articles were considered methodologically sufficient, including 11 randomized controlled trials. Pooled data of the RCTs showed significant reductions in daytime systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared to baseline, but no significant reductions in heart rate, except for daytime heart rate when compared to inactive/placebo OAT...
October 26, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168555/skeletal-open-bite-treatment-with-zygomatic-anchorage-for-a-child-with-mental-retardation-a-new-modality
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Y Rajmohan Shetty, Anisha Keshan, Amitha M Hegde, Manju R, Ashutosh Shetty
Anterior open bite (AOB) is one of the most difficult malocclusions to treat and maintain in orthodontics. Malocclusion occurs more frequently in children with disabilities than in healthy children. Surgical correction of severe AOB often requires maxillary impaction to reduce the anterior facial height. The zygomatic buttress area could be a valuable anchorage site to achieve intrusion of maxillary posterior teeth. A 16-year-old boy with mental retardation showing signs of persistence of infantile behavior, decreased cognitive functioning, and psychomotor skill deficits (no identified syndrome) with an AOB was treated by intrusion of maxillary posterior teeth using I-shaped multipurpose titanium miniplate (SK Surgicals, India)...
November 23, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160350/angle-s-class-ii-division-1-associated-to-mandibular-retrusion-and-skeletal-open-bite-a-5-year-post-orthodontic-orthopedic-treatment-follow-up
#14
Gustavo Tirado Rodrigues
Obtaining long term stability allied to functional and aesthetic balance is the main goal of any orthodontic-orthopedic therapy. This case report describes the orthodontic therapy applied to a 7-year-9-month old child, who presented a Class II, division 1 malocclusion associated to skeletal open bite. Functional and skeletal corrections (sagittally and vertically) were obtained by means of mandible advancement achieved with a closed Balter's bionator appliance followed by a fixed appliance. This approach showed to be efficient in accomplishing both functional and aesthetic goals, that were kept stable five years after the treatment was finished...
September 2017: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153236/nonsurgical-management-of-pediatric-temporomandibular-joint-dysfunction
#15
REVIEW
Steven John Scrivani, Shehryar Nasir Khawaja, Paula Furlan Bavia
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a subgroup of craniofacial pain problems involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), masticatory muscles, and associated head and neck musculoskeletal structures. These disorders are subclassified into TMJ articular disorders and masticatory muscle disorders. Patients with TMD most commonly present with pain, restricted or asymmetric mandibular motion, and TMJ sounds during mandibular movements. The prevalence tends to increase with age. Management of TMJ articular disorders consists of a combination of patient education, home-care plan, biobehavioral therapy, physical therapy, orthotic jaw appliance therapy, pharmacotherapy, and/or surgery...
February 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152745/impact-of-an-oral-appliance-on-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-quality-of-life-and-biomarkers
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Enrique Fernández-Julián, Tomás Pérez-Carbonell, Rocío Marco, Verónica Pellicer, Enrique Rodriguez-Borja, Jaime Marco
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate outcomes including efficacy, quality of life, and levels of inflammatory markers of a mandibular advancement device (MAD) for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Patients with apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 15/hr who only accepted MAD therapy (study group) or who refused any treatment (control group) were recruited. At baseline and at 6 months, polysomnography, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire (FOSQ), C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin 1β, interleukin 6, and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) were assessed in both groups...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143355/short-term-changes-in-chewing-efficiency-and-subjective-evaluation-in-normal-dentate-subjects-after-insertion-of-oral-appliances-with-an-occlusal-flat-table
#17
Yuya Satokawa, Ichiro Minami, Noriyuki Wakabayashi
BACKGROUND: Oral appliances with an occlusal flat table are used as treatment dentures. However, the short-term effect of insertion of such oral appliances on chewing has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether experimental and continuous insertion of oral appliances with an occlusal flat table has an effect on chewing efficiency and Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) in healthy participants. METHODS: Ten participants each in the oral-appliance and control (no oral-appliance insertion) groups attended six data collection sessions for 5 consecutive days...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142654/correlation-between-nasoalveolar-molding-and-surgical-aesthetic-functional-and-socioeconomic-outcomes-following-primary-repair-surgery-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Sophie Maillard, Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Mairaj K Ahmed, Peter J Taub
Objectives: The authors performed a systematic review to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of the nasoalveolar molding appliance on nonsyndromic unilateral clefts of the lip and/or palate prior to primary lip repair. Material and Methods: A literature search was performed using three electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science) and three journals ("Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal", "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal" and "American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedic") from January 1980 to April 2017...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129030/effects-of-cpap-and-mandibular-advancement-device-treatment-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Martha Schwartz, Luis Acosta, Yuan-Lung Hung, Mariela Padilla, Reyes Enciso
The purpose of this review is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with a mandibular advancement device (MAD) in improving the quality of life (sleepiness, cognitive, and functional outcomes) in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Authors identified randomized, placebo-controlled studies from MEDLINE through PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. Studies were assessed for inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as risk of bias...
November 11, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126154/a-cost-minimization-analysis-of-large-overjet-reduction-with-two-removable-functional-appliances-based-on-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Emina Cirgic, Heidrun Kjellberg, Max Petzold, Ken Hansen
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess and relate the societal costs of reducing large overjet with a prefabricated functional appliance (PFA), or a slightly modified Andresen activator (AA), using a cost-minimization analysis (CMA). Design, settings, and participants: A multicentre, prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted with patients from 12 general dental practices. Ninety-seven patients with an Angle Class II, division 1 malocclusion, and an overjet of ≥6 mm were randomly allocated by lottery to treatment with either a PFA or an AA...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
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