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Predictors of long-term stability of maxillary dental arch dimensions in patients treated with a transpalatal arch followed by fixed appliances

Overview of attention for article published in Progress in Orthodontics, July 2015
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Title
Predictors of long-term stability of maxillary dental arch dimensions in patients treated with a transpalatal arch followed by fixed appliances
Published in
Progress in Orthodontics, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40510-015-0094-9
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Authors

Gaetana Raucci, Maryam Elyasi, Camila Pachêco-Pereira, Vincenzo Grassia, Fabrizia d’Apuzzo, Carlos Flores-Mir, Letizia Perillo

Abstract

The aim of this retrospective study was to identify which dental and/or cephalometric variables were predictors of long-term maxillary dental arch stability in patients treated with a transpalatal arch (TPA) during the mixed dentition phase followed by full fixed appliances in the permanent dentition. Thirty-six patients, treated with TPA followed up by full fixed appliances, were divided into stable and relapse groups based on the long-term presence or not of relapse. Intercuspid, interpremolar and intermolar widths, arch length and perimeter, crowding, and upper incisor proclination were evaluated before treatment (T 0), post-TPA treatment (T 1), post-fixed appliance treatment (T 2), and a minimum of 3 years after full fixed appliances' removal (T 3). A binary logistic regression was performed thereafter to evaluate the impact of the dental arch and cephalometric measurements at T 1 and the changes between T 0 and T 1 as predictive variables for relapse at T 3. The proposed model explained 42.7 % of the variance in treatment stability and correctly classified 72.2 % of the sample. Of the seven predictive variables, only upper anterior crowding (p = 0.029) was statistically significant. For every millimeter of decreased crowding at T 1 (after TPA treatment/before starting the fixed orthodontic treatment), there was an increase of 3.57 times in the odds of having stability. The best predictor of relapse was maxillary crowding before treatment. The odds of relapse increase by 3.6 times for every millimeter of crowding at baseline.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 3%
Germany 1 3%
Unknown 30 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Other 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 7 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 59%
Mathematics 1 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Unknown 10 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2015.
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#2,170,291
of 5,422,321 outputs
Outputs from Progress in Orthodontics
#15
of 93 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#70,286
of 189,508 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Progress in Orthodontics
#1
of 11 outputs
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