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Occlusal Plane Dictated Skeletal and Dental Malocclusion with Concomitant Postural Diagnostic Findings-A Pilot Study Using Functional Positioning Overlays

Occlusal Plane Dictated Skeletal and Dental Malocclusion with Concomitant Postural Diagnostic Findings-A Pilot Study Using Functional Positioning Overlays

Ogliara F1,3, Bagnasacco A1, Greven M2,3*

Journal Title: Journal of Clinical Medical Research
Abstract


Objective: Aim of this investigation is to find evidence that the correction of the class II malocclusion and/or deep bite in children with mix dentitions using Functional Positioning Overlays (FPO) is faster and more stable than traditional approach and associated with an improvement in head posture and cervical spine. Material and Method: Twenty patients (aged of the patients ranged from 6 to 9 years, mean age 7.5 years) presenting a dental class II occlusion 1) Underwent to preliminary instrumental evaluation: photos, models, cephalometrics and condilography (cadiax compact), GPA (Global Postural Analysis) 2) They were divided in two homogeneous groups (matching by age and sex) Ten patients were treated with acrylics crowns FPO (Functional Position Overlay) according to German Patent Number 10 2005 052 068 (2014) (similar to table tops) Ten patients were treated only with traditional treatment (fixed) 3) Instrumental revaluation was performed: after 7-8 months from the beginning of the therapy and at the end of the therapy Results: A more rapid improvement in the mandibular adaptation (SNB/SND) was found in the cases treated with FPO than traditional approach; a more marked tendency to normalization was found in the values concerning cranio-cervical cephalometry and more quickly reach normality in the distribution of weight at level of the feet in patients treated with FPO that group control. Conclusion: The results obtained demonstrated a tendency to reach faster the correction of the malocclusion in association with the improvement of the posture. The results are most likely related to the fact that FPO acts 24 hours a day on the mandibular position in growing patients.