Functional evaluation in orthodontic surgical treatment: long-term stability and predictability

Giampietro Farronato, Lucia Giannini, Guido Galbiati, Santo Andrea Stabilini, Michele Sarcina, Cinzia Maspero

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Background: The introduction of electromyographic and kinesiographic technology in orthodontics allows to obtain objective data regarding the functional aspects of the mandibular movements and the masticatory muscular activity. It is then important to be able to correlate the data obtained by instrumental activity with the clinical ones. The aim of this study consists to analyse the post ortodontic surgical stability through instrumental evaluation of the masticatory muscles and mandibular movements. Method: 30 patients undergo electromyographic and kinesiographic evaluations through all the surgical orthodontic iter and were than followed during other 4 years. JMP software was used to analyze and correlate the electromyographic and knesioographic data during treatment and during the follow up. Results: A linear correlations between some functional objective values collected from the examinations at the beginning and during therapy and the follow up one has been demonstrated. Conclusion: It is important to submit patients in surgical ortodontic treatment to instrumental analysis which can evidence how masticatory function and mandibular movements are performed. It is also important to highlight some functional values also from the beginning of the treatment because an alteration of such values can be related to a better or worse postsurgical rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number30
JournalProgress in Orthodontics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics


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