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Correction of a dental arch-width asymmetric discrepancy with a slow maxillary contraction appliance.
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PMID:  23195370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A boy, aged 12 years 3 months, sought treatment for a complete unilateral Brodie bite. His maxillary dental arch was asymmetric, and his dentition was 10 mm wider than normal values for his age. The transverse discrepancy was his chief complaint because it caused a chewing dysfunction. We used a special slow maxillary contraction appliance, which contains a screw, connectors, and retainers, to contract the maxillary transverse asymmetric dental arch. This was followed by preadjusted fixed appliances to level the teeth and adjust the occlusion. A symmetric and functional Class I occlusion was achieved.
Xianming Hua; Hui Xiong; Guangli Han; Xiangrong Cheng
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  142     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  842-53     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
PhD student, Orthodontic graduate program, Department of Orthodontics, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China.
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