Vol. 36 – THE LOWER LIP BUMPER – THE SEARCH FOR STABILITY
This is the real meaning of the monograph that beings the functional significance of the Lip Bumper into the limelight, showcasing its ability to create new neuromuscular equilibrium and stability in results obtained from its use.
The first part of the monograph spans from the biological principles of maxillofacial growth to the clinical and therapeutic significance of the Lip Bumper. In this context, the author highlights the dynamic management of the leeway space in mixed dentition and of the reinforced anchorage in permanent dentition.
The author pays special attention to the correlation between the Lip Bumper and “functional pattern” of the tongue, lip and cheek structures. Expansion not only involves dental elements, but also the basal bone structure, which is a stabilizing factor for results in the long-term. Of particular interest is the description of device design useful for successful treatment outcomes and in addition, the “mechanobiological” aspects behind the application of the device. Finally, another feature, illustrated skillfully, describes some of the treatment risks; this is not only a specialized, but also an ethics-related aspect- “primum non nocere: first, do no harm”.
Everything must be granted to science in favor of man: nothing must be grant to man in favor of science. Moreover, the chapter on treatment limits within the neuro-muscular response during maxillofacial growth deserves special mention.
DESCRIPTION AND INSTRUCTIONS
CRITERIA FOR LIP BUMPER MODELING
CONCLUSION: THE KEY TO SUCCESS
PREPARATION AND STANDARD LIP BUMPER MODELING USING DENTAL CASTS,
according to A. FERRO, in collaboration with E. Galiero