Class II malocclusion with complex problems treated with a novel combination of lingual orthodontic appliances and lingual arches

Takeshi Yanagita, Masahiro Nakamura, Noriaki Kawanabe, Takashi Yamashiro

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Abstract

This case report describes a novel method of combining lingual appliances and lingual arches to control horizontal problems. The patient, who was 25 years of age at her first visit to our hospital with a chief complaint of crooked anterior teeth, was diagnosed with skeletal Class II and Angle Class II malocclusion with anterior deep bite, lateral open bite, premolar crossbite, and severe crowding in both arches. She was treated with premolar extractions and temporary anchorage devices. Conventionally, it is ideal to use labial brackets simultaneously with appliances, such as a lingual arch, a quad-helix, or a rapid expansion appliance, in patients with complex problems requiring horizontal, anteroposterior, and vertical control; however, this patient strongly requested orthodontic treatment with lingual appliances. A limitation of lingual appliances is that they cannot be used with other conventional appliances. In this report, we present the successful orthodontic treatment of a complex problem using modified lingual appliances that enabled combined use of a conventional lingual arch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-107
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume146
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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