Archive : November 2014
SUS2 is an acronym for Sabbagh Universal Spring. The distributor of SUS2 correctors is the Dentaurum company. A SUS2 corrector is made of a telescope rod that inserts into a guide tube. An inner spring ensures a compression force of 2.4 Newton (1 N = 110 g). An archwire adapter makes it possible to […]
How does a fixed functional appliance correct a Class II malocclusion?
Fixed functional appliances are used to correct Class II malocclusions and have supplanted their predecessors, that are removable functional appliances, such as bionator, Frankell, Twin Block, to name just a few. Yet, it has been shown that no removable functional appliances could make the mandible grow (lengthen) even if these appliances move the lower jaw […]
20 quick facts about the treatment of Class II malocclusion
I am a subscriber to Dr Kevin O’Brien‘s blog. He is a professor at the University of Manchester, UK. He has been a clinical orthodontist and a researcher for about 30 years. He directed several research projects on the result of orthodontic treatments by using the method of randomized clinical trials, including the treatment of […]
QUESTION Hello, Can the Twin Block appliance be used on my 13.5-year-old son who has a bone age that matches his chronological age and who presents a 9-mm discrepancy (overjet) in a Class II molar relationship? In France, the only treatment suggested to me was the use of bands with elastics. I was even told […]
Braces are also for adults!
In this page, I reproduce an article published in the health file of the La Presse newspaper released on October 28, 2014. Special thanks to Dr Martin Rousseau, President of the Quebec Association of Orthodontists, Dr Claude Remise, director of the orthodontics program at the Université de Montréal, and Dr Jean-Marc Dumoulin for their participation […]