Unilateral posterior crossbite is a problem often seen in orthodontic practice, and properly understanding chewing patterns will lead to the most effective treatment program. Drawing on their research and available literature, Drs. Piancino and Kyrkanides present a fascinating look at chewing cycles and their role in the functional treatment of unilateral posterior crossbite.
- Describes the physiology and pathology of chewing patterns and muscular activation in humans
- Explains chewing patterns and muscular coordination, and their influence on the growth and harmony of the stomatognathic system
- Clinical instruction for checking and correcting masticatory function and functional asymmetry in order to prevent the relapse of the malocclusion
- Clinical cases walk readers through the treatment of seven crossbites
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1 Introductory Explanation of Masticatory Function
Chapter 2 Physiology of Mastication: The Chewing Pattern and Masticatory Function
Chapter 3 Physiology of Mastication: Neuromuscular Control of Masticatory Function
Chapter 4 Alterations to Masticatory Function in Unilateral Posterior Crossbite
Chapter 5 Therapy with Function Generating Bite Appliance: Actions and Effects On Malocclusion and Masticatory Function
Chapter 6 Cases
Maria Grazia Piancino, MD, DDS, PhD, is Aggregate Professor
and Researcher in orthodontics at the University of Turin, Turin, Italy. She
has more than 25 years’ experience in clinical orthodontics and related
research. Dr. Piancino has written for numerous international peer-reviewed
publications in the field and lectures on mastication, chewing cycles, and orthodontics
at scientific conferences and professional meetings internationally. She is
widely regarded as an expert in chewing patterns.
Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, MS, PhD, is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, and Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, New York.