Accession Number : ADA135839

Title :   A Long Term Assessment of the Clinical Efficacy of the Fiberotomy as it Relates to Rotational Relapse.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Rye,W D

PDF Url : ADA135839

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : This study was undertaken to assess the clinical efficacy of the fiberotomy as it relates to long term rotational stability of dentition. Forty-eight orthodontic patients who had received conventional edgewise orthodontic treatment provided control and experimental samples consisting of 91 non-fiberotomized, orthodontically rotated teeth and 73 fiberotomized, orthodontically rotated teeth. All teeth had been retained for a minimum period of six months following treatment. After a minimum postretention period of two years, assessment of rotational stability was conducted using photocopies of dental casts made at three time periods: pretreatment, posttreatment, and postretention. Conclusions derived from this study included: (1) fiberotomy will reduce the potential for rotational relaspe probably by inactivating forces developed within displaced gingival fibers; (2) there does not appear to be a difference in relapse potential between arches or tooth categories; and (3) there does not appear to be a relationship between amount of treatment rotation and precent relapse.

Descriptors :   *Dentistry, *Orthodontics, Fibers, Gingivae, Stability, Theses

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE