Chapter 11. Functional Appliances

  1. Fiona Grist R.D.N., B.A. (Hons) OU

Published Online: 28 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch11

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

How to Cite

Grist, F. (2010) Functional Appliances, in Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333183

Online ISBN: 9781444325522

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • functional appliances - used when correction is needed in Class II malocclusions;
  • clinical assessment, front teeth are not positioned too far forward in relation to upper face;
  • Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing;
  • functional appliance, works by movement of the teeth and alveolar bone - with some forward mandibular development;
  • types of functional appliance;
  • Clark Twin Block front view;
  • Clark Twin Block side view;
  • appliance view - on upper and lower model;
  • MOA, showing rest for lower teeth - in postured position;
  • Medium Open Activator (MOA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Problem

  • The Solution

  • Types of Functional Appliance