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Mandibular response after rapid maxillary expansion in class II growing patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Progress in Orthodontics, November 2017
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Title
Mandibular response after rapid maxillary expansion in class II growing patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial
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Progress in Orthodontics, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40510-017-0189-6
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Roberta Lione, Valerio Brunelli, Lorenzo Franchi, Chiara Pavoni, Bernardo Quiroga Souki, Paola Cozza

Abstract

The aim of this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate the sagittal mandibular response induced by rapid maxillary expansion (RME) therapy in mixed dentition patients with class II malocclusion, comparing the effects of bonded RME and banded RME with a matched untreated class II control group. This RCT was designed in parallel with an allocation ratio of 1:1:1. The sample consisted of 30 children with a mean age of 8.1 ± 0.6 years who were randomly assigned to three groups: group 1 treated with bonded RME, group 2 treated with banded RME, and group 3 the untreated control group. All patients met the following inclusion criteria: early mixed dentition, class II molar relationship, transverse discrepancy ≥ 4 mm, overjet ≥ 5 mm, and prepubertal skeletal maturity stage (CS1-CS2). The expansion screw was activated one quarter of a turn per day (0.25 mm) until overcorrection was reached. For each subject, lateral cephalograms and plaster casts were obtained before treatment (T1) and after 1 year (T2). A randomization list was created for the group assignment, with an allocation ratio of 1:1:1. The observer who performed all the measurements was blinded to group assignment. The study was single-blinded in regard to statistical analysis. RME was effective in the correction of maxillary deficiency. Class II patients treated with both types of RME showed no significant improvement of the anteroposterior relationship of the maxilla and the mandible at both skeletal and occlusal levels. The acrylic splint RME had significant effects on reducing the skeletal vertical dimension and the gonial angle. The orthopedic expansion did not affect the sagittal relationship of class II patients treated in the early mixed dentition when compared with the untreated control group. Additional studies with a larger sample are warranted to elucidate individual variations in dento-skeletal mandibular response to the maxillary expansion protocol in class-II-growing patients. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03159962 .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 97 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 21%
Student > Postgraduate 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Other 6 6%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 28 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 61%
Arts and Humanities 2 2%
Computer Science 1 1%
Neuroscience 1 1%
Engineering 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 33 34%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,924,895
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Outputs of similar age from Progress in Orthodontics
#4
of 12 outputs
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