Date of Award
Master of Dental Science (MDS)
Edward F. Harris, Ph.D.
Jere L. Yates, D.D.S., M.S. Joseph L. Wasson, D.D.S., M.S.
Many tools are available to correct Class II dental relationships. A functional orthopedic appliance is a popular type of Class II corrector that is thought to correct Class II dental relationships both dentally and skeletally by enhancing mandibular growth. The purpose of the study was to quantify differences in the amounts of skeletodental change based on treatment (MARA and Standard Edgewise) in Class II Division 1 patients. The sample consisted of 2 groups of Class II Division 1 patients: 51 patients treated with the MARA followed by an Edgewise appliance and another group of 51 patients treated with the Standard Edgewise appliance. Cephaloprams were measured at the start and end of active treatment. Johnston's Pitchfork analysis was used to compare the two treatment groups.
Pitcher, Zachary Paul , "Skeletal and Dental Components of Class II Division 1 Correction with the MARA Compared to the Standard Edgewise Appliance" (2012). Theses and Dissertations (ETD). Paper 199. http://dx.doi.org/10.21007/etd.cghs.2012.0246.