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Understanding Masticatory Function in Unilateral Crossbites (Hardcover) (Maria Grazia Piancino & Ph.D.

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Unilateral posterior crossbite is a problem often seen in orthodontic practice, and properly understanding chewing patterns will lead to the most effective treatment program. Drawing on their research and available literature, Drs. Piancino and Kyrkanides present a fascinating look at chewing cycles and their role in the functional treatment of unilateral posterior crossbite.

Understanding Masticatory Function in Unilateral Crossbites starts by broadly defining mastication and the evolution of electrognathography. The book then explains the physiology of mastication-the chewing pattern and neuromuscular control. From there, the discussion turns to the pathology of the chewing pattern, looking first at various conditions of crossbite before narrowing down specifically to the case of unilateral posterior crossbite. The correction of unilateral posterior crossbite is next addressed, looking at function generating bite, biomechanics, actions and effects, early therapy, and compliance. The final chapter presents seven clinical cases, each describing treatment of a different crossbite.

Key Features

Describes the physiology and pathology of chewing patterns and muscular activation in humans

Explains chewing patterns and muscular coordination, and their, influence on the growth and harmony of the stomatognathic system

Clinical instruction for checking and correcting masticatory function and functional asymmetry in order to prevent the relapse of the malocclusion

Clinical cases walk readers through the treatment of seven crossbite
Number of Pages: 235.0
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Dentistry / Orthodontics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Maria Grazia Piancino & Ph.D. Stephanos Kyrkanides
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2016
TCIN: 51135390
UPC: 9781118971871
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9940

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