Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
versão On-line ISSN 2176-9451
MAIA, Savana et al. Computed Tomographic evaluation of a young adult treated with the Herbst appliance. Dental Press J. Orthod. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.5, pp. 130-136. ISSN 2176-9451. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2176-94512010000500015.
INTRODUCTION: The key feature of the Herbst appliance lies in keeping the mandible continuously advanced. OBJECTIVE: To monitor and study the treatment of a patient wearing a Herbst appliance by means of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) images for 8 months after pubertal growth spurt. The subject was aged 16 years and 3 months and presented with a Class II, Division 1 malocclusion associated with mandibular retrognathia. RESULTS: The CBCT images of the temporomandibular joints suggest that the treatment resulted in the remodeling of the condyle and glenoid fossa and widening of the airway. CONCLUSIONS: The Herbst appliance constitutes a good option for treating Class II malocclusion in young adults as it provides patients with malocclusion correction and improves their aesthetic profile.
Palavras-chave : Temporomandibular joint; Computed Tomography; Orthopedic appliances.