Class II malocclusion treatment with asymmetric extractions: case report

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Edition V16N04 | Year 2017 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 79 to 89

Camila Silva dos Santos, Juliana Volpato Curi Paccini, Rodrigo Hermont Cançado, Karina Maria Salvatore de Freitas, Fabricio Pinelli Valarelli

Class II subdivision malocclusion features are the presence of Class I molar relationship on one side and Class II molar relationship on the other side due to the distal positioning of the mandibular first molar in relation to the maxillary first molar, with maxillary or mandibular dental midline deviation. Its treatment includes either four premolar extractions or asymmetric extractions comprising two premolar extractions (mandibular and maxillary) at the Class I side and one premolar extraction (maxillary) at the Class II side. The aim of this case report was to show the treatment of a Class II subdivision malocclusion by means of asymmetric extractions. Such approach enabled the use of a more predictable orthodontic mechanics with little patient’s compliance. Results were satisfactory showing an excellent occlusion, with correction of the mandibular midline and the canine relationship in the initial Class II side, and good facial aesthetics.

Orthodontics, Corrective, Malocclusion, Angle Class II, Facial asymmetry,

Santos CS, Paccini JVC, Cançado RH, Freitas KMS, Valarelli FP. Tratamento da má oclusão de Classe II com extrações assimétricas: relato de caso. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2017 Ago-Set;16(4):79-89. DOI:

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