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Paediatric Orthodontics Part 3: Masticatory function during development
Pubblication date: 09/2019
Authors: M.G. Piancino, L. Di Benedetto, G. Matacena, A. Deregibus, G. Marzo*, V. Quinzi*
Institution: Department of Surgical Sciences, C.I.R. Dental School, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
* Section of Orthodontics, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
Publication: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Title: Paediatric Orthodontics Part 3: Masticatory function during development
Abstract: The importance of masticatory function during development,
the aim of early therapies
Hypoplasia of the upper maxilla is a widespread condition which orthodontists often need to face during early treatment. Mechanical maxillary expansion (both rapid and slow) produce undiagnosed effects on the palatal suture and unwanted side-effects on the periodontium and alveolar process, as well as anchorage-teeth displacement, root resorption, bone fenestration. It is clear that early therapies need a non-mechanical and non-traumatic approach in the respect of the physiology and biology of one of the most important systems for the future health of the developing patient.