Assoc Prof Claudia Korega
Assoc Prof Claudia Corega is a craniofacial orthodontist, with a PhD from the University of Tuebingen, Germany in craniofacial biology. She has a Master in Lingual Orthodontics from University Paris V, a MScD from the University of Tübingen, a MScD in TMJ pathology and treatment and a Master Degree in Biostatistics .She published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journal, 6 books and several book chapter in international editu.Her research interests are distraction osteogenesis, treatment of cleft lip and palate, Damon treatment, tooth movement biology in various craniofacial deformities, lingual orthodontics and nanobiology. Currently she is teaching at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu from Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
She is member of the AAO, EOS, ACLPA, WFLO and WFO
DAMON AND MICROSURGICAL ORTHODONTICS: THE FUTURE OF ORTHODONTICS
Introduction: Malpositions can be easily corrected during childhood; however, the opposite is not valid for adult patients. Orthodontic microsurgery (OM) is a technique that allows the reduction of treatment time especially in older patients who request a rapid therapy. Methods: The purpose of this study is to describe our experience with this procedure. 45 patients with a mean age of 23.9 years were treated using OM. Results were evaluated clinically, with photographs and dental casts. Bone biopsies were taken 10 days after OM and at the time of two-jaw surgery. The desired dental movements were completed in an average treatment time of 180 days. Results:The decrease in treatment time averaged 45%. Any periodontal damage, slight gingival reactions and no root resorption after treatment were detected. A slight pain on soft chewing, which lasted 15 days was reported together with moderate edema and pain and only one case of vascular shock with a color change (0.45%). Histologic analysis showed a well-preserved periodontal ligament, good bone healing and unaltered bone anatomy. Conclusions:OM is a safe and simple procedure and has been proved as useful in inducing (Regional Acceleratory Phenomenon) RAP in conjunction with Damon braces and reducing the treatment time and the risk of periodontal damage and root resorption.