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A simplified approach to true molar intrusion.

Flieger S, Ziebura T, Kleinheinz J, Wiechmann D - Head Face Med (2012)

Bottom Line: The suggested procedure aims to reduce the risk of complications such as root damage or soft tissue irritations while minimizing overall complexity.The method presented in this article enables the practitioner to use mini implants in an easily accessible insertion site.A lab-side procedure is optional but not required.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthodontics, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

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Background: Orthodontic management of anterior open bites is a demanding task for orthodontists. Molar intrusion as a primary means of open bite correction entails the need for appropriate anchorage. Orthodontic mini implants can provide the required mechanical support. The suggested procedure aims to reduce the risk of complications such as root damage or soft tissue irritations while minimizing overall complexity.

Methods: Three female patients aged 14, 18 and 19 years who decided against a surgical correction were treated with a device consisting of mini implants in the palatal slope, a palatal bar and intrusion cantilevers.

Results: In all three patients, an open bite reduction of more than a millimeter occurred within four months. An anterior overbite of 2 mm or more could be established within 6 to 9 months.

Conclusions: The method presented in this article enables the practitioner to use mini implants in an easily accessible insertion site. A lab-side procedure is optional but not required.

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Case 2 before and after molar intrusion.
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Figure 9: Case 2 before and after molar intrusion.

Mentions: In a 19 year old woman, the intrusion procedure was commenced when a fixed appliance was already in situ and the leveling and aligning stages of treatment were almost complete (Figure9). She exhibited an anterior open bite of 2.5 mm, a class I molar relationship on the left side and a quarter of a unit class II on the right. No intermaxillary elastics were used.


A simplified approach to true molar intrusion.

Flieger S, Ziebura T, Kleinheinz J, Wiechmann D - Head Face Med (2012)

Case 2 before and after molar intrusion.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 9: Case 2 before and after molar intrusion.
Mentions: In a 19 year old woman, the intrusion procedure was commenced when a fixed appliance was already in situ and the leveling and aligning stages of treatment were almost complete (Figure9). She exhibited an anterior open bite of 2.5 mm, a class I molar relationship on the left side and a quarter of a unit class II on the right. No intermaxillary elastics were used.

Bottom Line: The suggested procedure aims to reduce the risk of complications such as root damage or soft tissue irritations while minimizing overall complexity.The method presented in this article enables the practitioner to use mini implants in an easily accessible insertion site.A lab-side procedure is optional but not required.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthodontics, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

ABSTRACT

Background: Orthodontic management of anterior open bites is a demanding task for orthodontists. Molar intrusion as a primary means of open bite correction entails the need for appropriate anchorage. Orthodontic mini implants can provide the required mechanical support. The suggested procedure aims to reduce the risk of complications such as root damage or soft tissue irritations while minimizing overall complexity.

Methods: Three female patients aged 14, 18 and 19 years who decided against a surgical correction were treated with a device consisting of mini implants in the palatal slope, a palatal bar and intrusion cantilevers.

Results: In all three patients, an open bite reduction of more than a millimeter occurred within four months. An anterior overbite of 2 mm or more could be established within 6 to 9 months.

Conclusions: The method presented in this article enables the practitioner to use mini implants in an easily accessible insertion site. A lab-side procedure is optional but not required.

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Related in: MedlinePlus