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Morphometric analysis of treatment effects of bone-anchored maxillary protraction in growing Class III patients

T. Baccetti, H. J. De Clerck, L. H. Cevidanes and L. Franchi

in The European Journal of Orthodontics

Published on behalf of European Orthodontics Society

Volume 33, issue 2, pages 121-125
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 0141-5387
Published online December 2010 | e-ISSN: 1460-2210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/cjq170
Morphometric analysis of treatment effects of bone-anchored maxillary protraction in growing Class III patients

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The aim of the present morphometric investigation was to evaluate the effects of bone-anchored maxillary protraction (BAMP) in the treatment of growing patients with Class III malocclusion. The shape and size changes in the craniofacial configuration of a sample of 26 children with Class III malocclusions consecutively treated with the BAMP protocol were compared with a matched sample of 15 children with untreated Class III malocclusions. All subjects in the two groups were at a prepubertal stage of skeletal development at time of first observation. Average duration of treatment was 14 months. Significant treatment-induced modifications involved both the maxilla and the mandible. The most evident deformation consisted of marked forward displacement of the maxillary complex with more moderate favourable effects in the mandible. Deformations in the vertical dimension were not detected. The significant deformations were associated with significant differences in size in the group treated with the BAMP protocol.

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Subjects: Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics

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