DR. HUGO STOCKFISH PROF. H.C.
Miembro Honorario AMOM A.C.
5.) The Principles and practice of Dentofacial Orthopedics.
ATM: Functional Dental Orthopaedists in Germany start the treatment in the
mixed dentition to eliminate unfavorable muscle action and stimulate favorable
MATERIAL: 50 Years experience.
METHODS: The modern functional therapy does not use the old rigid activator
because this rigid and motionless appliance blocks the natural movement of the
mandible. The modern removable bimaxillary appliance kinetor is elastic and
movable in all three dimensions. Therefore, it is able to influence the development
in saggital, transversal and vertical direction. The patient activates by himself
RESULTS: The kinetor acts by influencing and stimulating further development
of growth. Extra-Oral forces are confined in about 30% of malocclusions.
CONCLUSION: The elastic kinetor appliance is a synthesis of removable plates
and activators. The use of modern bimaxillary appliances, the combination of
European and North American methods is a remarkable and good rationalization
of the orthodontics practice.
Conferencia dictada: II Reunión de Ortopedia Dentofacial, 27-30 nov.
1997, Guanajuato, Mexico.