The aim of this paper is to report treatment effects of functional therapy in a growing patient affected by hemifacial microsomia (HM). According to Kaban's classification, the patient was classified as grade IIa as she presented all mandibular and temporomandibular joint components and a normal shaped, hypoplastic mandible. (e therapeutic approach included the use of an asymmetrical functional activator (AFA) to stimulate the growth of the affected side and consequently to improve symmetry of the mandible and maxillary de4ciency. Further effects were the lengthening of the mandibular ramus, restoration of occlusion, and expansion of soft tissues.

Early orthopaedic treatment of hemifacial microsomia / Cassi, Diana; Magnifico, Marisabel; Gandolfinini, Mauro; Kasa, Ilda; Mauro, Giovanni; Di Blasio, Alberto. - In: CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY. - ISSN 2090-6447. - 2017:(2017), pp. 1-6. [10.1155/2017/7318715]

Early orthopaedic treatment of hemifacial microsomia

Cassi, Diana;Magnifico, Marisabel;Mauro, Giovanni;Di Blasio, Alberto
2017

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to report treatment effects of functional therapy in a growing patient affected by hemifacial microsomia (HM). According to Kaban's classification, the patient was classified as grade IIa as she presented all mandibular and temporomandibular joint components and a normal shaped, hypoplastic mandible. (e therapeutic approach included the use of an asymmetrical functional activator (AFA) to stimulate the growth of the affected side and consequently to improve symmetry of the mandible and maxillary de4ciency. Further effects were the lengthening of the mandibular ramus, restoration of occlusion, and expansion of soft tissues.
Early orthopaedic treatment of hemifacial microsomia / Cassi, Diana; Magnifico, Marisabel; Gandolfinini, Mauro; Kasa, Ilda; Mauro, Giovanni; Di Blasio, Alberto. - In: CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY. - ISSN 2090-6447. - 2017:(2017), pp. 1-6. [10.1155/2017/7318715]
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