Joachim Anton Obwegeser, Philipp Metzler, Christine Jacobsen, Wolfgang Zemann
Abstract:Segmental distraction osteogenesis of the anterior mandibular alveolar process (frontblock) is a sufficient method to avoid extractions in patients with dental crowding and to decompensate retroalveolism. Up to now dental-borne devices were used, but limitate the indications for front-block distraction. A new bone-borne distraction device for mandibular alveolar front-block movement is introduced in this study. The distractor allows sufficient segmental transport without loading on the teeth. Clinical evaluati…
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