Efficacia degli apparecchi funzionali associati alla trazione extraorale nel trattamento delle malocclusioni di II classe. Parte II

Translated title of the contribution: Effectiveness of functional appliances in association with extraoral traction in class II malocclusion treatment. Part II

L. Poletti, S. M. Tripodi, L. Esposito, G. Farronato

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Abstract

Objectives: The effectiveness of functional appliances (FJO) in association with extraoral traction (EOT) compared to functional appliances only in the skeletal correction of class II malocclusion in growing patients was evaluated. Materials and methods: A literature review of the last 10 years was performed: the articles selection (RCT, CCT, meta-analysis) was based on explicit inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: We selected only three articles: the FJO + EOT treatment produced statistically significant skeletal effects in two of three samples for the mandibular growth, in one of three samples for the maxillary one. Conclusions: The FJO + EOT treatment may produce slightly greater short-term skeletal effects than FJO treatment alone. More clinical trials are needed to prove this hypothesis.

Translated title of the contributionEffectiveness of functional appliances in association with extraoral traction in class II malocclusion treatment. Part II
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalMondo Ortodontico
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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