Mandibular widening by distraction osteogenesis in the treatment of a constricted mandible and telescopic bite

Hiroki Kita, Shoko Kochi, Atsushi Yamada, Yoshimichi Imai, Noriaki Konno, Chihiro Saitou, Hideo Mitani

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Abstract

Objective: Documentation of the application of mandibular widening by distraction osteogenesis and orthodontics. Patients: Three patients with telescopic bite resulting from an extremely constricted mandible related to hypoglossia-hypodactyly syndrome. Intervention: Mandibular widening by distraction osteogenesis using an extraoral device and subsequent orthodontic treatment. Results: The extremely constricted mandible and telescopic bite were dramatically improved by mandibular widening using distraction osteogenesis and subsequent orthodontics. Two of the three patients had transient complications; one reported temporomandibular joint pain and the other showed evidence of periodontal damage. Conclusion: Mandibular widening by distraction osteogenesis is an effective technique for the treatment of telescopic bite resulting from an extremely constricted mandible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-673
Number of pages10
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov

Keywords

  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Hypoglossia-hypodactyly syndrome
  • Mandibular widening
  • Micrognathia
  • Telescopic bite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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