Extraction of upper second molars for treatment of Angle Class II malocclusion

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Edition V15N03 | Year 2010 | Editorial Article | Pages 94 to 105

Maurício Barbieri Mezomo , Manon Pierret , Gabriella Rosenbach , Carlos Alberto E. Tavares

The purpose of this article is to present an alternative approach to the orthodontic treatment of Angle Class II malocclusion. According to a literature review it was observed that the extraction of upper second molars has proven to be a viable alternative for the treatment of this type of malocclusion. This therapeutic option enables faster first molar retraction and requires less patient compliance. However, the level of development, intraosseous position and morphology of the third molar should be carefully evaluated to ensure its correct positioning in place of the extracted second molar. Two clinical case reports will demonstrate that the sequence of diagnosis and treatment used with this mechanics yields satisfactory functional and aesthetic results.

Orthodontic treatment, Second molars, Extractions, Class II,

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