Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2022 Jan 4:S0889-5406(21)00796-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2020.12.024. Online ahead of print.
INTRODUCTION: The objective was to describe the dental and skeletal changes obtained using the Carriere Motion Appliance (CMA), lateral cephalogram, and the corresponding cephalometric tracings.
METHODS: A sample of 29 patients with Class II malocclusion (mean age, 12.6 ± 1.7 years) was retrospectively selected. All patients were treated at a single center using a CMA as the primary sagittal correction device. Cephalometric tracings at the beginning and end of treatment were compared. Each cephalometric tracing was performed 3 times by the same operator.
RESULTS: Using the CMA, the 29 patients studied reached dental Class I in 4.4 ± 0.98 months. All measurements were subjected to statistical analysis, paired t test, and all displayed differences between T0 and T1 (P <0.05) except for the SNA. At the end of treatment, the Wits and ANB values were reduced by 1.38 mm and 0.8°, respectively. Overbite and overjet were also reduced by 1.4 mm and 2 mm, respectively. The SNB, FMA, LAFH, and IMPA increased to a lesser extent (ie, 0.7°, 0.4°, 1.5 mm, and 1.5°, respectively).
CONCLUSIONS: The CMA is a rapid and efficient means of correcting Class II malocclusion. Its effects are predominantly dentoalveolar, with minimal skeletal alteration of little clinical significance.