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Treatment of a severe transverse dental arch discrepancy assisted by 3-dimensional planning.
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PMID:  23273366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This report describes the treatment of a 16-year-old girl with a severe transverse dental arch discrepancy resulting from a mildly constricted maxillary arch and an overexpanded mandibular arch. The patient had a Class I skeletal relationship, a high mandibular plane angle, a Class III molar relationship, bilateral posterior crossbites, and deviated midlines. A 3-dimensional digital setup was used to assist treatment planning. The digital setup allowed us to evaluate multiple treatment options before deciding on the most suitable one for the patient. The final treatment protocol consisted of extraction of upper second premolars and lower first molars due to enamel hypoplasia. Starting with the leveling and alignment stage of treatment, the maxillary archwires were expanded and the mandibular wires were constricted to correct the transverse discrepancy. An auxiliary expansion arch was used to achieve overcorrection. The active treatment period was 24 months. Proper overbite and overjet, facial balance, and good occlusion were achieved.
Si Chen; Tian-Min Xu
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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:  143     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     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:  105-15     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Assistant professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Stomatology, Peking University, Beijing, China.
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