Home Subscription Services
 
   

 
World Journal of Orthodontics
WJO Home Page
About the Editor
Editorial Board
Reprints / Articles
Permissions
Advertising
MEDLINE Search
 
 
 
 
 
FacebookTwitterYouTube
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

Visit the ORTHODONTICS: The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement Facebook page

Publication:
Winter 2007
Volume 8 , Issue 4

Back
Share Abstract:

Etiology And Management Of Posttraumatic Malocclusions

Nick B. Haralabakis, DDS, MS/Iosif B. Sifakakis, DDS, MS/George Papadakis, DDS

Pages: 335343
PMID: 18092519

Aim: To establish the etiology of complications in patients undergoing treatment of maxillofacial trauma and justify the treatment of choice. Methods: Four patients with posttraumatic occlusal irregularities comprised the subjects. Results: Posttraumatic malocclusion has a complex etiology. The evaluation of the pretraumatic occlusal relationship is useful but not always possible. Anatomic repositioning of the fracture should be performed as soon as possible. Patients whose fractures are treated via maxillomandibular fixation who do not receive surgical reduction of a posttraumatic fracture have a greater possibility of later developing more severe dental and skeletal malocclusions. In cases treated via maxillomandibular fixation, Ivy loops should be avoided. Conclusion: When treating patients with maxillofacial trauma, care should be taken to counterbalance possible obstacles. This will result in a satisfactory posttraumatic occlusal scheme, without the need for orthodontic treatment or a second surgery. World J Orthod 2007;8:335343.

Full Text PDF File | Order Article

 

 
Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files.
This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site
to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  © 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc
 

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog