[Maxillofacial rehabilitation: success or failure? Why?]

Research paper by Hélène H Gil, Frédéric F Courson

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: L' Orthodontie francaise


Most malocclusions are dysfunctional in origin and multidisciplinary care appears essential to correct as well as to maintain the orthopedic treatments performed. However, some "re-"educational therapies do not always deliver the desired results and the persistence of dysfunctions can thus compromise the stability of long-term results of orthodontic treatments. Through a review of the literature, this article analyzes the former and current theories regarding maxillofacial rehabilitation. The two theories explaining failures in maxillofacial rehabilitation still need to be considered today because, so far, there are few data on the subject. The current evolution in the neurosciences makes it possible to achieve a better understanding and an improved technique regarding this type of reeducation, thus promoting greater adaptability on the part of the therapist. © EDP Sciences, SFODF, 2018.