An update of Frankle appliance in Class II and Class III malocclusion

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Abstract

Objective: Functional regulator appliance of Frankle is one of the common treatment options for Class II and Class III malocclusion. The aim of this study was to update the effectiveness of functional regulator (FR) appliance therapy in Class II and Class III malocclusion. Material and method: Electronic searches were conducted to identify controlled and clinical trials till March 2015. Further manual searches of the literature using the bibliographies of papers found in online search were done. Result: A total 6942 studies were originally identified, then narrowed down to 121 after initial screening. On the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria 8 studies were selected. The study analysis showed that FR-II and FR-III group maintained stable correction of the initial Class II and Class III malocclusion. Conclusion: This study suggested that correction of Class II and Class III malocclusion with FR-II and FR-III appliances sustained favourable results with both skeletal and dentoalveolar changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Class II malocclusion
  • Class III malocclusion
  • Functional regulator appliance
  • Random clinical trial

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