Odontologist - Integral Odontology - Londrina - Paraná
"I was introduced to the apparatus by the Professors Luís Leali and Mineiro, in the Functional Orthopedics of Maxilares Course, at the APCD in Ourinhos city, who presented the work developed by Dr. Afrânio. It has been approximately 28 years ago.
Since then, I use it at the clinic in several ways: in the asymmetries of the dental arcs and faces, to normalize both in primary and permanent dentitions. In the mist to stimulate the growth and to make room, in the eruption with direction error of the permanent, to close open bites, intercuspidation of the finalization in patients of functional orthopedic. In the past 15 years, I have used it as an auxiliary in the proprioception for the patients with bruxism and with articular damages, normalizing the masticatory functions and reduced significantly the necessity of occlusion adjusts and, as I say to the patients, this occurs in the best way possible, through the functional balance of the stomatognathic system. I have already used it in patients with extremely thick saliva, which improved the salivary flow and we could also observe the reduce of frequency and extension of recurrent aphthous ulcer. All in addition to the aesthetic benefits that are obtained permanently, as it is a regulator, simple and extremely efficient instrument. Well, the list is huge. After Dr. Afrânio died, I was worried about the continuity of his works, and I congratulate for the continuation, divulging more and more this interesting apparatus, which brings wide benefits to health".
Gislaine Juliani Giovanetti.
Patient Ms. Ilza - Ouro Preto - Minas Gerais
Dr. Maria Conceição Gomide's patient, who oriented and prescribed the use of Hiperboloide in hemorrhagic stroke therapy.
"Greetings Dr. Afrânio,
My name is Ilza de Oliveira Afonso, I am 44 years old, and I had Cerebral Vascular Accident in January 25th, 2001 on my right side, paralyzing all my left side, from my face to my toes.
I have always been very vain and, when I looked at myself on the mirror, I felt deeply sad to see my crooked and deformed face.
But thanks to a benefactor angel called Dr. Conceição, who came to visit me and seeing how I was, suggested that Hiperboloide could help me. I started using it daily during 3 months straight and my recovery was magnificent. Currently, only the doctor can say if there is still some trace of the stroke.
I have to thank you with all my heart for your invention and for the benefit that it brought to me. May God give you the award for your greatness and generosity. I hope physiotherapists can value all your work that will be very useful to all mankind.
Thank you from the heart",
Dr. Eliane Garcia
Odontologist and University Professor in Orthodontics and Odontopediatrics
"I use the Hiperboloides for more than 10 years. I am a professor in Odontopediatrics and OFM, I use it and divulge it in all my classes and at the office, too. It is nice that you will continue this work that is so important. Count on me. Regards,"
Dr. Eliane Garcia - Odontopediatrics and Orthodontics
Dr. Claude Catcah
Odontologist and University Professor
"I introduced Dr. Afrânio to Dr. Rocabado and since then we never lose touch. His book was a mandatory lecture for all my students. I am at your disposal to divulge HB any time. Kind regards,"
"Report of experience with Hiperboloide: In my clinical practice, I often use this mastication apparatus with patients that go to my office. I usually use it in patients with TMA dysfunction that present disk reduction (clicking) and/or reduction in the buccal open amplitude, through the latero-protrusive exercises, as these promote the articular disk recover. In patients that are in post-operative stage, I perform training with Hiperboloide when they no longer have pain, in order to gain buccal amplitude (opening and lateralization) and to straighten the orofacial musculature".