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CASE REPORT Fixed-Functional Therapy with an Inclined-Biteplane Appliance

VOLUME 50 : NUMBER 12 : PAGES (745-753) 2016

BAHRAM GHASSEMI, DMD, MScD

JUBIN ZABOULIAN, DMD

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Skeletal Class II malocclusions are most commonly caused by mandibular retrognathia, maxillary prognathia, or a combination of both. In cases of mandibular retrognathia, orthopedic forward repositioning of the mandible is believed to stimulate and enhance its growth. This concept remains somewhat controversial, however, as studies indicate varying degrees of success.

The primary use of functional appliances is to influence dentofacial growth by modifying mandi...

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