Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002819
Title: Magnetic twin block - A comprehensive review
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
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    Functional appliances are defined as loose fitting or passive appliances which harness the natural forces of the orofacial musculature which are transmitted to the teeth and the alveolar bone through the medium of the appliance. These appliances transmit, guide, or eliminate the natural forces of the orofacial musculature to bring about the new morphologic pattern. Twin Block appliances are simple bite blocks that achieve rapid functional correction of malocclusion by the transmission of favorable occlusal forces to occlusal inclined planes that cover the posterior teeth in a jaw. The aim of Twin Block appliance therapy was to produce a technique that could maximize the growth response to functional mandibular protrusion using an appliance system that is simple, comfortable and is also esthetically acceptable to the patient. Magnets are incorporated in Twin Block appliances specifically to accelerate the correction of arch relationships. The main goal of the magnets is to increase occlusal contact on the bite blocks to maximize the favorable functional forces applied to correct the malocclusion.

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    V. R. Sweta*, Saravana Dinesh

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    Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    Corresponding author: V. R. Sweta, Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    V. R. Sweta*, Saravana Dinesh

    Title:Magnetic twin block - A comprehensive review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3088-3093)
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    Methodology:Arch relationships, Functional appliances, Functional forces, Malocclusion, Mandibular protrusion, Orofacial musculature
    Research Materials:Magnetic twin block

Keywords

Arch relationships Functional appliances Functional forces Malocclusion Mandibular protrusion Orofacial musculature

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