Non-extraction orthodontic treatment in a patient with severe anterior crowding

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Author Details : Abhishek Jain*, Garima Jain, Madhuli Bhide, Pratibha Sharma, Janhavi Sapre, Ankita Ringane

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 235-242

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Introduction: A 12 years 6 months old Indian male presented with a chief complaint of irregular upper and lower front teeth. Patient exhibited a mild convex profile on Class l skeletal base with slightly decreased vertical proportions. This was complicated by severe upper and lower labial segment crowding. Also the molar relationship was half unit class ll bilaterally.
Description: Since the patient did not want to go for extraction of premolars, treatment involved use of Pendulum appliance along with upper and lower pre-adjusted edgewise appliance (0.022x0.028” slot) with MBT prescription. Various elastics and overlay wires were used along with proximal stripping for the correction of severe crowding in upper and lower anterior teeth.
Results and Conclusion: Clinically Angle’s Class I occlusion was achieved bilaterally with good intercuspal relationship. Vertical growth continued throughout the treatment.

Keywords: Distalization, Pendulum appliance, Non-extraction treatment.

How to cite : Jain A, Jain G, Bhide M, Sharma P, Sapre J, Ringane A, Non-extraction orthodontic treatment in a patient with severe anterior crowding. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021;7(4):235-242

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Article History

Received : 29-11-2021

Accepted : 16-12-2021

Available online : 14-01-2022

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