Edition V20N04 | Year 2015 | Editorial Special Article | Pages 99 to 125
Introduction: Interceptive treatment of Class II, Division 1 malocclusion is a challenge orthodontists commonly face due to the different growth patterns they come across and the different treatment strategies they have available. Objective: To report five cases of interceptive orthodontics performed with the aid of Klammt’s elastic open activator (KEOA) to treat Class II, Division 1 malocclusion. Methods: Treatment comprehends one or two phases; and the use of functional orthopedic appliances, whenever properly recommended, is able to minimize dentoskeletal discrepancies with consequent improvement in facial esthetics during the first stage of mixed dentition. The triad of diagnosis, correct appliance manufacture and patient’s compliance is imperative to allow KEOA to contribute to Class II malocclusion treatment. Results: Cases reported herein showed significant improvement in skeletal, dental and profile aspects, as evinced by cephalometric analysis and clinical photographs taken before, during and after interceptive orthodontics.
Interceptive orthodontics, Class II, Klammt, Activator,
Bittencourt Neto AC, Saga AY, Pacheco AAR, Tanaka O. Therapeutic approach to Class II, Division 1 malocclusion with maxillary functional orthopedics. Dental Press J Orthod. 2015 July-Aug;20(4):99-125. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.20.4.099-125.sar