Correlazione tra malocclusione di Classe II e problematiche articolari: revisione della letteratura

Translated title of the contribution: Correlation between Class II malocclusion and articular disorders: A literature review

L. Giannini, C. Esposito, R. A. Garramone, C. Maspero

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Objectives: The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate current knowledge about the relationship between Angle Class II malocclusion (especially the second division) with temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). Materials and methods: A survey has been conducted through the electronic databases Medline, using specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, keywords " temporomandibular disorder AND malocclusion class II". Of the 252 articles resulting from research 23 have been selected that met all the inclusion criteria of this review. Results: The prospective, longitudinal and retrospective analysis does not ultimately support a primary role of occlusion, especially Class II malocclusion second division, in the development of joint problems and also support the hypothesis of a multifactorial origin theory of joint problems. Conclusions: It is therefore impossible to make any provision of proper development of TMD on the basis of the presence or absence of a malocclusion although in some studies the Class II malocclusion has been associated with a higher prevalence of muscle strains problems. So, while there is a clear lack of association with joint issues closely (click, lock joint, dislocations) Class II malocclusion in the literature is related only to problems of muscular type.

Translated title of the contributionCorrelation between Class II malocclusion and articular disorders: A literature review
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)435-443
Number of pages9
JournalDental Cadmos
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery


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