Tag Archives: distraction

A Technique for Stabilizing the Canine after ‘Distraction’

March 2010

In this report we describe the fabrication of a simple appliance which stabilizes the canine after distraction and is also helpful in the immediate retraction of incisors. After canine distalization the distractor is removed and the bands reseated, but loosely.

Distraction Osteogenesis (Two Case Reports)

June 2001

Thirty years of surgery on the facial bones has demonstrated that bones of the face can be acutely moved significant distances and grafted to produce predictable results. Ten years of distraction osteogenesis (DO) surgery has showed that surgeons can produce equally dramatic results with simple osteotomies followed by slow distraction of the bone segments.

Orthodontic Mandibular Widening by Distraction Osteogenesis

December 1998

Transverse mandibular deficiency with crowding of the mandibular anterior teeth is frequently manifested in patients with malocclusions. It is usually managed by orthopedic devices, extractions, interproximal reduction of tooth mass, and dental compensations (protruding incisors to increase arch length).