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Twenty-year clinical experience with fixed functional appliances

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Title
Twenty-year clinical experience with fixed functional appliances
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Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics, April 2018
DOI 10.1590/2177-6709.23.2.087-109.sar
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Authors

Alexandre Moro, Suellen W. Borges, Paula Porto Spada, Nathaly D. Morais, Gisele Maria Correr, Cauby M. Chaves Jr., Lucia H. S. Cevidanes

Abstract

Considering the large number of fixed functional appliances, choosing the best device for your patient is not an easy task. To describe the development of fixed functional appliances as well as our 20-year experience working with them. Fixed functional appliances are grouped into flexible, rigid and hybrid. They are different appliances, whose action is described here. Four clinical cases will be reported with a view to illustrating the different appliances. Rigid fixed functional appliances provide better skeletal results than flexible and hybrid ones. Flexible and hybrid appliances have similar effects to those produced by Class II elastics. They ultimately correct Class II with dentoalveolar changes. From a biomechanical standpoint, fixed functional appliances are more recommended to treat Class II in dolichofacial patients, in comparison to Class II elastics.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 70 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 14 20%
Student > Master 13 19%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 17 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 57%
Engineering 2 3%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 22 31%