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Orthodontic treatment for the TMJ patient following splint therapy to stabilize a displaced disk(s): a systemized approach. Part II.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
4
Pages
260–265
Identifiers
PMID: 21032980
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Orthodontic treatment for a patient who has had a displaced disk or disks and has been stabilized by anterior repositioning splint therapy presents the dentist with a difficult orthodontic problem. Frequently, there is a posterior open bite present, with the anterior teeth only occluding in the stabilized TMJ position upon removal of the splint. The current articles (Part II of II presented here) will present an organized TMJ/orthodontic diagnosis [Part I, J Craniomandib Pract2010; 28(3):193-199] and orthodontic treatment method (Part II) to properly treat these patients to a consistent stabilized occlusion compatible with the TMJ splint stabilized position.

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