Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-297X
NOUR KHOURY, Samer Abdel; MARIN MANSO, Gloria; LLANES RODRIGUEZ, Maiyelín y CRUZ RIVAS, Yulenia. Evaluation of Belussi's molar distalizer. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2008, vol.45, n.3-4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
The distalization of the superior molars in mesial migration is a useful alternative treatment nowadays. Many methods of molar distalization are known. They have significantly evolved and they are still effective in the treatment. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the dental changes produced by Belussi Molar Distalizer. The appliance was used in 11 patients with an average of 12 years-old, distoocclusion of molars caused by mesial migration and with a favorable facial type. Study models were made for each one of them and pictures, panoramic x-rays and lateral X-rays of the skull were taken, before and after the treatment, to analyze the variables object of study. The appliance was kept in the mouth until achieving an overtreatment of the molar relation. Finally, a molar distalization of 4.45 mm accompanied with an inclination of 5.55° was obtained, with a minimum loss of temporary anchorage.
Palabras llave : mesogression; distalization; vestibuloversion; Belussi's molar distalizer.