Abstract The aim of this study was twofold: 1) to asses the effects of a functional appliance on condyles damaged by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). and 2) to evaluate its ability to reduce alterations in craniofacial development. Study design: Seventy-two JIA patients with temporomandibular involvement, ages ranging between 4 and 16 years, were treated. All of them presented temporomandibular joint involvement. They were treated with an activator and followed for 4 years. Results: At the second examination, it was possible to observe a reduction in mandibular retrusion and in the sagittal discrepancy between mandible and maxilla, a reduction in the angle of divergence, a counterclockwise rotation of the mandible, a reduction of the gonial angle, a longer mandibular ramus, a reduction in the discrepancy between anterior and posterior height caused by an increase in posterior height and a forward positioning of the chin. Conclusion: The functional appliance reduces the severity of facial alterations improving mandibular and condylar growth.
Classification criteria of juvenile idiopathic arthritis and temporomandibular involvement / C. Bellintani, V. Carletti, G. Farronato, C. Mastaglio, M. Gattinara, V. Gerloni. - In: ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES. - ISSN 0003-4967. - 64:Suppl. 3(2005 Jul), pp. 196-196.
|Titolo:||Classification criteria of juvenile idiopathic arthritis and temporomandibular involvement|
BELLINTANI, CLAUDIO (Primo)
CARLETTI, VERA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ard.2003.019992|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|