Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy of two techniques for fabricating a Bimler device by assessing the patient’s surface electromyography (sEMG) activity at rest before treatment and six months after treatment. Methods: Twenty-four patients undergoing orthodontic treatment were enrolled in the study; 12 formed the test group and wore a Bimler device fabricated with a Myoprint impression using neuromuscular orthodontic technique and 12 formed the control group and were treated by traditional orthodontic technique with a wax bite in protrusion. The “rest” sEMG of each patient was recorded prior to treatment and six months after treatment. Results: The neuromuscular-designed Bimler device was more comfortable and provided better treatment results than the traditional Bimler device. Conclusion: This study suggests that the patient group subjected to neuromuscular orthodontic treatment had a treatment outcome with more relaxed masticatory muscles and better function versus the traditional orthodontic treatment.

Electromyographic evaluation in children orthodontically treated for skeletal Class II malocclusion: Comparison of two treatment techniques

Ortu, Eleonora;Pietropaoli, Davide;Giannoni, Mario;Monaco, Annalisa
2019

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Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy of two techniques for fabricating a Bimler device by assessing the patient’s surface electromyography (sEMG) activity at rest before treatment and six months after treatment. Methods: Twenty-four patients undergoing orthodontic treatment were enrolled in the study; 12 formed the test group and wore a Bimler device fabricated with a Myoprint impression using neuromuscular orthodontic technique and 12 formed the control group and were treated by traditional orthodontic technique with a wax bite in protrusion. The “rest” sEMG of each patient was recorded prior to treatment and six months after treatment. Results: The neuromuscular-designed Bimler device was more comfortable and provided better treatment results than the traditional Bimler device. Conclusion: This study suggests that the patient group subjected to neuromuscular orthodontic treatment had a treatment outcome with more relaxed masticatory muscles and better function versus the traditional orthodontic treatment.
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