The aim of this study was twofold: 1) to asses the effects of a functional appliance on condyles damaged by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (M). 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.
Craniofacial growth in children affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis involving the temporomandibular joint : functional therapy management / G. Farronato, V. Carletti, C. Maspero, D. Farronato, L. Giannini, C. Bellintani. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. - ISSN 1053-4628. - 33:4(2009), pp. 351-357.
|Titolo:||Craniofacial growth in children affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis involving the temporomandibular joint : functional therapy management|
FARRONATO, GIAMPIETRO (Primo)
CARLETTI, VERA (Secondo)
GIANNINI, LUCIA (Penultimo)
BELLINTANI, CLAUDIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Functional appliance; Juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Temporomandibular involvement|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.17796/jcpd.33.4.05287m400q508772|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|