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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Clinical effects of removable functional Twin block appliance in the treatment of class II/1 malocclusion Print E-mail
Written by Daragiu D., Ghergic D. L.   
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Article Title: Clinical effects of removable functional Twin block appliance in the treatment of class II/1 malocclusion
Authors: Assistant Professor Delia Daragiu, Professor PhD Doina Lucia Ghergic
Affiliation: “Titu Maiorescu” University, Faculty of Dental Medicine
Abstract: Sagittal mandibular deficiency is the most common cause of skeletal class II malocclusion.
Treatment objective is to stimulate sagittal mandible growth. Twin block functional appliance use is beneficial for shortening the time required for treatment. Case outline: a 12 year old boy was reffered to our Clinic by his dentist. Patient was subjected to the twin-block treatment for 9 month. Lateral cephalograms before and after the treatment were performed. Skeletal and dental changes were observed after treatment .A 12 year old Caucasian male presented with Class II/1 malocclusion , overjet of 10 mm. Treatment was commenced with TB functional appliance.The promotion of oral hygiene and fluoride use was performed because orthodontic treatment carries a high caries risk . Conclusions: TB was effective in correcting the molar relationship and reducing the overjet in class II/1 malocclusion
Keywords: twin block, malocclusion, functional appliance, prophylaxis
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