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44819977 functional-appliance-dr-akbar

  1. 1. Functional ApplianceMej (B) Dr Akbar S HussinBDS (Malaya), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Adelaide)D Clin Dent (Orthodontics)(Adelaide), MOrth RCS (Edinburgh)
  2. 2. Functional Appliance A variety of fixed or removable appliances Designed to ‘reposition’ the mandible Leading to muscle stretching Forces transmitted to dentition and basal bone
  3. 3. Functional Appliance Muscular forces generated by altering the mandibular position sagitally & vertically Resulting in orthodontic & orthopaedic changes Bishara, 1989 Most effective skeletal Cl II tx (retrognathia) Most effective during active growth
  4. 4. Functional Appliance Growth modification involving functional appliances have the objectives of acting as a therapeutic biomechanical interference to cause clinically significant morphological alterations in a growing child’s dentition and craniofacial skeleton Vig & Vig, 1986
  5. 5. TheFirstFunctionalAppliance
  6. 6. Breastfeeding Places beneficial orthopaedic forces on the jaws Helps to develop airways (pacifier suckling deforms airways) Cultivates positive down & forward growing forces required by both upper & lower jaws Page, 2001
  7. 7. Breastfeeding Suckling forces generally act to form wide dental arches Suckling also promotes good swallow muscle tone which assists proper jaw and airway development Page, 2001
  8. 8. Functional Appliances Andreasen Activator Bionator Frankle Functional Regulator FR2 Harvold Activator Teuscher Appliance Clark Twin Blocks Herbst Appliance
  9. 9. Frankel appliance
  10. 10. Clark Twin Blocks
  11. 11. Herbst Appliance
  12. 12. Timing of Tx Effective during active growth The faster the growth, the faster the response, the shorter the tx time Most common time for tx – pubertal growth spurt Early tx - 9-10 yrs Definitive tx - 12-13yrs
  13. 13. Early tx To intercept a developing problem – Improve aesthetics – Decreased trauma risk to anterior teeth – Early correction of deleterious habit – Improve eventual prognosis – Decrease length of definitive tx Twelftree, 1998
  14. 14. Early tx Ideal tx time – when four upper incisors have erupted Most common – correction of large OJ caused by retrognathic mandible Tx - Reposition mandible forward Tx discontinued once correction achieved Some relapse will occur
  15. 15. Definitive tx During pubertal growth spurt Usually all permanent teeth have erupted Correction of max-mand discrepancy usually followed by fixed appliance tx Functional appliance may also be used during fixed appliance tx
  16. 16. Effects of Tx Skeletal – Condylar growth Increased condylar remodelling Increased glenoid fossa remodelling – Increased lower face height Ruf et al., 2002
  17. 17. Effects of Tx Dentoalveolar – Retroclination of upper incisors – Proclination of lower incisors – Mesial eruption of lower posterior teeth
  18. 18. Mode of Action ofFunctional Appliances Dentoalveolar changes Restriction of forward growth of maxilla Stimulation of mandibular growth beyond what is normally seen in growing children Redirection of condylar growth from upward and forward directed growth to posterior direction
  19. 19. Mode of Action ofFunctional Appliances Changes in neuromuscular anatomy and function that would induce bone remodelling Adaptive changes to glenoid fossa location to a more anterior and vertical direction
  20. 20. Dento-Alveolar Effects Dento-alveolar changes – 60-70% – Inhibition of downward and forward eruption of maxillary teeth – Retroclination upper incisors – Proclination of lower incisors
  21. 21. Orthopaedic Effects Orthopaedic changes – 30-40% – Condylar growth Increased condylar remodelling Increased glenoid fossa remodelling – Increased lower facial height
  22. 22. Clark Twin Blocks Consists of separate upper & lower appliances More comfortable & aesthetic Pt able to eat & speak without restriction of tongue, lip & mandible movements Pt able to cooperate to wear appliance 24hrs Fricker, 1998
  23. 23. Clark Twin Blocks
  24. 24. Clark Twin Blocks Constructed to a protrusive bite With appliances in mouth, pt not able to occlude in former distal position Mandible forced to adopt protrusive bite
  25. 25. Clark Twin Blocks Block ~ 5-6mm thick between molars (mouth open beyond freeway space) so that pt cannot return to former distal occlusion
  26. 26. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics:A Comprehensive Textbook
  27. 27. CTB design Baseplate – Upper – up to 6s – Lower – up to ½ cusps of 5s Expansion screw – Necessary only when compensatory expansion needed to accommodate lower arch as the mandible translates forward
  28. 28. CTB design Retention – Upper Adams clasps at upper 6s, 4s – Lower Adams clasps at lower 4s Ball clasps at lower anterior teeth
  29. 29. CTB design Occlusal blocks – Upper From 6s up to mesial of 5s – Lower From mid-cusp of lower 5s to mesial of lower 4 – Occlusal inclined plane – 70o
  30. 30. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics:A Comprehensive Textbook
  31. 31. Orthodontics and DentofacialAppliances for Cl II div 2 Orthopaedics: A Comprehensive Textbook
  32. 32. Bite Registration Boxing wax Wooden spatula Hot water
  33. 33. Pt bites with incisors edge to edge. ~ 6mm separation of molars
  34. 34. Fold wax lengthwise twice to 1/3 size Do not flatten
  35. 35. Turn folded wax lengthwise and fold once with spatula in between
  36. 36. Crimp lower edge against spatula Do not flatten
  37. 37. Pt bites with incisor edge to edge
  38. 38. Stages of Tx 1st stage – To correct anteroposterior relationship from skeletal Cl II to Cl I 2nd stage – Settling of posterior teeth into occlusion from Cl II molar relationship to Cl I – Upper bite blocks trimmed to allow eruption of lower posterior teeth – Lower bite blocks trimmed to level occlusal plane
  39. 39. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics:A Comprehensive Textbook
  40. 40. Stages of Tx In deep bite cases, trim blocks In reduced or open bite cases, do not trim blocks
  41. 41. Tx Protocol Full-time wear for first 6 months – Worn at all times including eating and sleeping – Removed only for brushing of teeth – Not to be worn during sporting activities Night-time wear for next 6-9 months Finishing may be undertaken with fixed appliances
  42. 42. BeforeAfter
  43. 43. Pre CTBPost CTB
  44. 44. Advantages of CTB Tx Comfortable – pt able to eat, speak Aesthetic – appliance not obvious Mandible able to move freely Compliance – can be removable or temporarily cemented Improved facial appearance Normal speech
  45. 45. Advantages of CTB Tx Easy to manage clinically Not easily breakable Allows independent arch development Improvement of vertical height Allows for asymmetrical correction Rapid & efficient correction of skeletal discrepancy & malocclusion
  46. 46. Advantages of CTB Tx Tx can be undertaken from childhood to early adulthood May be integrated with fixed appliances Tx of TMJ dysfunction – splint allows displaced disc to be recaptured Tx of sleep apnoea – increases airway space
  47. 47. That’s All F lks

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