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Nonextraction treatment of severe crowding with the aid of corticotomy-assisted orthodontics.

Aljhani AS, Zawawi KH - Case Rep Dent (2012)

Bottom Line: The total treatment time was 8 months with no adverse effects observed at the end of active treatment.The addition of the decortication procedure to the conventional orthodontic therapy decreased the duration of treatment significantly.Successful alignment of both arches with ideal overbite and overjet as well as adequate occlusion was achieved.

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Affiliation: Division of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University for Health Sciences and National Guard Health Affairs, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
THIS PAPER ILLUSTRATES THE COMBINED NONEXTRACTION ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WITH THE CORTICOTOMY TECHNIQUE IN AN ADULT PATIENT (AGE: 25 years and 3 months) with severely crowded arches to accelerate tooth movement and shorten the treatment time. Both her upper lateral incisors were congenitally absent and both upper central incisors' roots were short. Initial fixed orthodontic appliances (bidimensional) were bonded and one week later buccal and lingual corticotomy with alveolar augmentation procedure in the maxilla and mandible was performed. Orthodontic activation to level and align and unravel the crowding was performed every two weeks. The total treatment time was 8 months with no adverse effects observed at the end of active treatment. The addition of the decortication procedure to the conventional orthodontic therapy decreased the duration of treatment significantly. Successful alignment of both arches with ideal overbite and overjet as well as adequate occlusion was achieved.

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Intraoral photographs 32 weeks after corticotomy.
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fig9: Intraoral photographs 32 weeks after corticotomy.

Mentions: After 33 weeks of active treatment, the upper and lower crowding and rotations were corrected. The teeth are well aligned with good intercuspal relation. The total treatment period with the fixed appliance therapy was 8 months. After the appliance was removed, lingual bonded retainers were set on both the upper and lower arches and removable upper circumferential and lower Hawley retainers were delivered to be worn full time for the first 6 months (Figure 9).


Nonextraction treatment of severe crowding with the aid of corticotomy-assisted orthodontics.

Aljhani AS, Zawawi KH - Case Rep Dent (2012)

Intraoral photographs 32 weeks after corticotomy.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig9: Intraoral photographs 32 weeks after corticotomy.
Mentions: After 33 weeks of active treatment, the upper and lower crowding and rotations were corrected. The teeth are well aligned with good intercuspal relation. The total treatment period with the fixed appliance therapy was 8 months. After the appliance was removed, lingual bonded retainers were set on both the upper and lower arches and removable upper circumferential and lower Hawley retainers were delivered to be worn full time for the first 6 months (Figure 9).

Bottom Line: The total treatment time was 8 months with no adverse effects observed at the end of active treatment.The addition of the decortication procedure to the conventional orthodontic therapy decreased the duration of treatment significantly.Successful alignment of both arches with ideal overbite and overjet as well as adequate occlusion was achieved.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University for Health Sciences and National Guard Health Affairs, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
THIS PAPER ILLUSTRATES THE COMBINED NONEXTRACTION ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WITH THE CORTICOTOMY TECHNIQUE IN AN ADULT PATIENT (AGE: 25 years and 3 months) with severely crowded arches to accelerate tooth movement and shorten the treatment time. Both her upper lateral incisors were congenitally absent and both upper central incisors' roots were short. Initial fixed orthodontic appliances (bidimensional) were bonded and one week later buccal and lingual corticotomy with alveolar augmentation procedure in the maxilla and mandible was performed. Orthodontic activation to level and align and unravel the crowding was performed every two weeks. The total treatment time was 8 months with no adverse effects observed at the end of active treatment. The addition of the decortication procedure to the conventional orthodontic therapy decreased the duration of treatment significantly. Successful alignment of both arches with ideal overbite and overjet as well as adequate occlusion was achieved.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus