Edition V20N04 | Year 2015 | Editorial Article | Pages 82 to 90
This article reports orthodontic treatment of a case of hypodontia of five premolars in an 11-year-old female patient with a positive tooth size-arch length discrepancy in both dental arches. The patient had a straight profile with balanced facial growth. Setup manufacture revealed the possibility of achieving ideal occlusion by mesializing permanent molars up to 15 mm, in addition to keeping a primary molar in the dental arch. With the aid of absolute anchorage, the proposed mechanics was performed and the occlusion predicted in the setup was achieved, while profile and facial growth pattern were maintained. The use of miniscrews for extensive orthodontic movements was successful. Furthermore, one primary molar was extensively mesialized. The indication of gingivoplasty to correct gingival smile proved effective. This is considered a useful technique for orthodontists.
Anodontia, Orthodontic anchorage, Orthodontic space closure,
Rédua RB, Rédua PCB, Ferreira CEA, Ortega AOL. Orthodontic approach to treat complex hypodontia using miniscrews in a growing patient. Dental Press J Orthod. 2015 July-Aug;20(4):82-90. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.20.4.082-090.oar