A Class II patient with bimaxillary protrusion and mandibular inclined third molars treated with orthodontic anchoring screws: A case report

Mayu Suga, Hirotaka Ueda, Fumiaki Kitashima, Shouich Miyawaki

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This article reports successful use of orthodontic anchoring screws to treat bimaxillary protrusion and mandibular inclined third molars in a 25-year-old woman with complaints of crowded anterior teeth and polishing difficulties of third molars. She was diagnosed with skeletal Class II malocclusion with bimaxillary protrusion and mesial inclination of mandibular bilateral third molars. The maxillary first and mandibular second premolars were extracted, and two orthodontic anchoring screws were implanted in the buccal area of the maxillary molars. The total active treatment period was 24 months. After treatment, the facial profile and occlusion, including third molars, successfully improved, and stomatognathic functions were maintained after orthodontic treatment. Over a 24-month retention period, the satisfactory facial profile and adequate occlusion were maintained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-119
Number of pages8
JournalOrthodontic Waves
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Bimaxillary protrusion
  • Low mandibular plane angle
  • Orthodontic anchoring screw
  • Skeletal Class II
  • Third molar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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