Case Report
Volume 19 Issue 10 - 2020
Neuromuscular Orthodontic Correction of a Class III Patient
Fabio Savastano* and Giulia Savastano
International College of Neuromuscular Orthodontics and Gnathology (ICNOG), Piazza Berlinguer 14, Albenga (SV), Italy
*Corresponding Author: Fabio Savastano, International College of Neuromuscular Orthodontics and Gnathology, Piazza Berlinguer 14, Albenga (SV), Italy.
Received: June 05, 2020; Published: August 15, 2020


Introduction: Patients with a skeletal Class III pattern without reverse overjet may show signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) overload. Orthodontic correction should be performed while paying particular attention to TMJ preservation. Mandibular tracking and surface electromyography (SEMG) are essential aids for diagnostic and follow-up procedures.

Aim: To apply neuromuscular dentistry principles to the orthodontic treatment of skeletal Class III patients with signs and symptoms of TMJ disfunction.

Methods: The diagnostic and follow-up procedures were based on the use of mandibular tracking (computerized mandibular scanning), SEMG and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

Results: After treatment and at 10.5 years follow-up, there were no TMD signs or symptoms.

Conclusion: Neuromuscular orthodontics is an effective diagnostic procedure that can assist the orthodontist in correcting malocclusions related to TMJ disorders.

Keywords: Neuromuscular Orthodontics; Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator; Mandibular Posture; Mandibular Kinesiograph; Surface Electromyography


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Citation: Fabio Savastano and Giulia Savastano. “Neuromuscular Orthodontic Correction of a Class III Patient”. EC Dental Science 19.10 (2020): 45-63.

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