Townie® Poll

Distalization and TADs

Poll conducted from 10/16/2008 To 11/18/2008

Do you use distalization appliances or TADs for your class II cases?
94 total votes
67%
a. Yes
33%
b. No
Which distalization appliance do you use most?
76 total votes
8%
a. Distal Jet
17%
b. Pendulum
4%
c. Carriere Distalizer
22%
d. Herbst
22%
e. Forsus
3%
f. Wilson Distalizing Arch
7%
g. Mara
17%
h. Headgear
What percent class II correction does your appliance achieve, most of the time?
77 total votes
17%
a. 100 percent
43%
b. 90 percent
27%
c. 80 percent
8%
d. 60 percent
5%
e. Less than 50 percent
How many class II cases do you treat with bicuspid extractions?
81 total votes
1%
a. 100 percent
1%
b. 90 percent
4%
c. 80 percent
15%
d. 60 percent
79%
e. Less than 50 percent
How many class II case do you correct with only elastics?
81 total votes
0%
a. 100 percent
4%
b. 90 percent
20%
c. 80 percent
22%
d. 60 percent
54%
e. Less than 50 percent
What percent of class II correction do you achieve with only elastics?
80 total votes
8%
a. 100 percent
30%
b. 75 percent
16%
c. 50 percent
29%
d. Less than 50 percent
18%
e. I don't attempt class II cases with only elastics.
What percent of class II cases do you start non-extraction and then convert to extraction?
81 total votes
4%
a. Over 50 percent
2%
b. 50 percent
1%
c. 35 percent
15%
d. 20 percent
78%
e. Less than 20 percent
How many class II cases are you treating with TADs in place of Distalizers?
80 total votes
5%
a. 100 percent
0%
b. 90 percent
1%
c. 80 percent
1%
d. 60 percent
1%
e. 50 percent
0%
f. 25 percent
91%
g. Less than 25 percent
Do you think TADs will replace Distalizers for class II correction?
81 total votes
12%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
25%
c. Maybe
16%
d. I am undecided
When do you plan to use TADs on class II cases?
77 total votes
18%
a. Within a month.
10%
b. In three months.
10%
c. In six months.
29%
d. When more information is available.
3%
e. When my colleagues advise me.
30%
f. I don't plan to use TADs on class II cases.

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