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Orthodontic Approach to Hemifacial Microsomia
Ito, Ayami Tokushima University
Tachiki, Kazuna Tokushima University
Shioyasono, Ryoko Tokushima University
Ashtar, Mohannad Tokushima University
Craniofacial anomalies
First and second brachial arch syndrome
Hemifacial microsomia
Orthopedic treatment
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Aim and objective: To present a growing patient with unilateral mandibular hypoplasia and microtia involved in the first and second branchial arch syndrome (FSBAS) treated with functional appliance.
Background: The FSBAS comprises several developmental facial hypoplasia in ear and maxillofacial bones, resulting in hemifacial microsomia. Treatment for hemifacial microsomia varies greatly depending on the grade of mandibular deformities. Functional appliance treatment during growth period is available for mild to moderate mandibular deformities. However, there are few reports of hemifacial microsomia treated with functional appliance.
Case description: The patient, an 8-year-and-5-month-old girl, had a chief complaint of mandibular deviation. She had been diagnosed with the FSBAS at birth. Her facial profile was straight and panoramic radiograph indicated that the mandibular ramal height of the affected side was about 60.4% compared to the unaffected side. The occlusal cant was 6°, and the right maxilla and mandible showed severe growth deficiency. At the age of 10 years, functional appliance with expander was used; for 2 years 6 months, the maxillomandibular growth was controlled and from panoramic radiograph, the ramus height of the affected side was increased to 65.0% compared to the unaffected left mandibular ramus. At the age of 12 years and 8 months, multibracket treatment was initiated. After 32 months of active treatment, proper occlusion with functional Class I canine and molar relationships was obtained, although facial asymmetry associated with the difference of ramus heights still existed. The resulting occlusion was stable during 1.5-year retention period.
Conclusion: Our results indicated the importance of orthopedic treatment during growth period in the patient with hemifacial macrosomia involving the FSBAS.
Clinical significance: This report proposes an efficacy of conventional orthodontic treatment for growing patients with hemifacial macrosomia involved in the FSBAS.
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The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
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