Changes in Position of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc and Condyle after Disc Repositioning Appliance Therapy: A Functional Examination and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Hatice Gökalp, Hakan Türkkahraman

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Abstract

Disc-repositioning splints are routinely used in the treatment of anteriorly displaced discs. The rationale of these appliances is to direct the mandibular condyle anteriorly in the glenoid fossa and to recapture the disc onto the condyle. The stability of disc recapture depends on reestablishment of the occlusion and the adaptive capabilities of the temporomandibular joint. It could therefore be suggested that treatment success is potentially higher in the active growth period. In this case report, partial disc recapture was observed on magnetic resonance images after application of a maxillary disc-repositioning appliance. Orthodontic treatment was applied for the retention of disc recapture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-408
Number of pages9
JournalAngle Orthodontist
Volume70
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anterior mandibular repositioning
  • Disc displacement with reduction
  • Disc-repositioning appliances
  • Internal derangement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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