Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81--85

Cephalometric evaluation of the cervical spine posture following fixed functional therapy with Forsus™ appliance


Nidhi Malik1, Bennete Aloysius Fernandes2, Priyadarshini Hesarghatta Ramamurthy2, Shagufta Anjum1, Amit Prakash3, Abhik Sinha1 
1 Department of Orthodontics, Mithila Minority Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
2 Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Selangor, Malaysia
3 Department of Orthodontics, Awadh Dental College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priyadarshini Hesarghatta Ramamurthy
Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, No. 9 Jalan Teknologi, PJU 5, Kota Damansara, Selangor 47810
Malaysia

Background: To investigate whether fixed functional therapy for mandibular advancement with the Forsus™ appliance would produce any changes in the cervical spine posture. Materials and Methods: This prospective clinical exploratory study was conducted on 12 patients (six females and six males) with a mean age of 15 ± 1.3 years, having mandibular retrusion, Class II malocclusion, who were treated with the Forsus™ appliance. Lateral cephalogram was taken twice, once at the baseline (T1) before the commencement of the treatment and once following termination of fixed functional treatment (T2). Eleven measurements representing the vertical and the sagittal craniofacial proportions, and the head posture, were taken into account. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22. The variations between before and after treatment measurements were collated using paired t-test. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: No significant differences were noticed in the angle linking the horizontal lines of the head and the superior crest of the spinal column before and after the treatment, with P = 0.73. The cervical curvature angle also failed to show any significant difference with P = 0.14. Conclusion: Fixed functional therapy with the Forsus™ device resulted in dentoalveolar and soft tissue alterations alone but did not alter the cervical spine posture.


How to cite this article:
Malik N, Fernandes BA, Ramamurthy PH, Anjum S, Prakash A, Sinha A. Cephalometric evaluation of the cervical spine posture following fixed functional therapy with Forsus™ appliance.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2022;40:81-85


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Malik N, Fernandes BA, Ramamurthy PH, Anjum S, Prakash A, Sinha A. Cephalometric evaluation of the cervical spine posture following fixed functional therapy with Forsus™ appliance. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];40:81-85
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