Transdisciplinary treatment of Class III malocclusion using conventional implant-supported anchorage: 10-year posttreatment follow-up

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Edition V20N03 | Year 2015 | Editorial Article | Pages 69 to 79

Mariana Roennau Lemos Rinaldi , Susana Maria Deon Rizzatto , Luciane Macedo De Menezes , Waldemar Daudt Polido , Eduardo Martinelli Santayanna De Lima

Introduction: Combined treatment offers advantages for partially edentulous patients. Conventional implants, used as orthodontic anchorage, enable previous orthodontic movement, which provides appropriate space gain for crown insertion. Objective: This case report describes the treatment of a 61-year and 10-month-old patient with negative overjet which made ideal prosthetic rehabilitation impossible, thereby hindering dental and facial esthetics. Case report: After a diagnostic setup, conventional implants were placed in the upper arch to anchor intrusion and retract anterior teeth. Space gain for lateral incisors was achieved in the lower arch by means of an orthodontic appliance. Conclusions: Integrated planning combining Orthodontics and Implantology provided successful treatment by means of conventional implant-supported anchorage. The resulting occlusal relationship proved stable after 10 years.

Orthodontic anchorage procedures, Dental implants, Angle Class III malocclusion, Tooth loss,

Rinaldi MRL, Rizzatto SMD, Menezes LM, Polido WD, Lima EMS. Transdisciplinary treatment of Class III malocclusion using conventional implant-supported anchorage: 10-year posttreatment follow-up. Dental Press J Orthod. 2015 May-June;20(3):69-79. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.20.3.069-079.oar

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