Orthodontic management and orofacial muscle training protocols in the developing dentition

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15 studies were included in this review of early orthodontic management and orofacial muscle training protocols in the developing dentition. All the included studies were at high risk of bias so high-quality evidence for early orthodontic management and myofunctional treatment in the developing dentition is lacking.

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Class III malocclusion: early treatment with facemask beneficial

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This review of the early treatment of class III malocclusion identified 15 studies (9 RCTs, 6 CCTs) providing moderate quality evidence that early treatment with a facemask results in positive improvement for both skeletal and dental effects in the short term.

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Anterior open bite: limited evidence for current treatment approaches

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While 22 studies were included in this review of the treatment of anterior open bite, only 3 were RCTs. The RCTs and the other included studies were of low quality and a wide range of treatment approaches and appliances were used. Further high quality trials are needed to guide clinical practice.

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Chin cup treatment for class III maloclussions: little evidence to assess impact on temporomandibular joint

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This review focuses on the effect of chin cup therapy used for treating class III malocclusion on the TMJ.On 8 low quality studies could be included and they suggest suggests that chin cup therapy affects the condylar growth pattern but constitutes no risk factor for TMD.

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Some evidence to support use of facemask appliance for class III malocclusions

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Prominent lower front teeth (reverse bite; under bite; Class III malocclusion) are more common in oriental (15%) and black races (10%) and relatively uncommon in Caucasian (4%) populations. Several orthodontic approaches have been suggested to correct this and the aim of this Cochrane review was to assess the effects of orthodontic treatment for prominent lower [read the full story…]