Orthodontic treatment in a patient with unilateral open-bite and Becker muscular dystrophy. A 5-year follow-up

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Edition V19N06 | Year 2014 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 37 to 45

Juan Fernando Aristizabal , Rosana Martínez Smit

Introduction: Becker muscular dystrophy is an X-chromosomal linked anomaly characterized by progressive muscle wear and weakness. This case report shows the orthodontic treatment of a Becker muscular dystrophy patient with unilateral open bite. Methods: To correct patient’s malocclusion, general anesthesia and orthognathic surgery were not considered as an option. Conventional orthodontic treatment with intermaxillary elastics and muscular functional therapy were employed instead. Results: After 36 months, open bite was corrected. The case remains stable after a 5-year post-treatment retention period.

Muscular dystrophies, Corrective Orthodontics, Open bite,

Aristizabal JF, Smit RM. Orthodontic treatment in a patient with unilateral open-bite and Becker muscular dystrophy. A 5-year follow-up. Dental Press J Orthod. 2014 Nov-Dec;19(6):37-45. DOI: http://dx.doi. org/10.1590/2176-9451.19.6.037-045.oar

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