Compensatory treatment of Class II malocclusion with the use of intermaxillary elastics

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Edition V15N05 | Year 2016 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 74 to 84

Thiago José Nunes Ribeiro Ferreira, Claudia Cristina da Silva, Fabricio Pinelli Valarelli, Karina Maria Salvatore de Freitas, Rodrigo Hermont Cançado

Introduction: Class II malocclusion is characterized by an anteroposterior dental discrepancy, which is usually accompanied by skeletal changes. Objective: To present the case report of a Class II division 1 malocclusion with stable growth and bone discrepancy, compensatorily treated with the aid of elastics, without extractions and without surgery. The sagittal relation was corrected by intermaxillary Class II elastics. The compensatory treatment with the aid of elastics becomes advantageous to the orthodontist when orthognathic surgery is rejected, however it is necessary to warn the patient to cooperate with treatment, so the orthodontist should emphasize motivation.

Malocclusion, Angle Class II, Orthodontics, corrective, Tooth movement,

Como citar este artigo: Ferreira TJNR, Silva CC, Valarelli FP, Freitas KMS, Cançado RH. Tratamento compensatório da má oclusão de Classe II com o uso de elásticos intermaxilares. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2016 Out-Nov;15(5):74-84. DOI:

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