The role of asymmetric extractions in Class II subdivision correction

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Edition V16N05 | Year 2017 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 34 to 42

Hediberton Alves de Aguiar, Mayara Pires Vágula, Leonardo Graboski de Castro, Juliana Volpato Curi Paccini, Fabricio Pinelli Valarelli

Introduction: The Class II subdivision constitutes a malocclusion difficult to treat considering the numerous therapeutic possibilities. Considering that this malocclusion usually presents a dentoalveolar involvement, depending on patient’s age, anteroposterior occlusal discrepancy, crowding and facial profile convexity, the best result can be achieved by means of the asymmetric extractions protocol. Objective: This study aimed at showing the asymmetric extractions protocol treatment of a female patient who presented with a Class II subdivision malocclusion and presence of a maxillary supernumerary tooth. Results: The outcome was satisfactory, with correction of the dental midlines deviation and anteroposterior discrepancy. Conclusion: The Class II treatment with asymmetric extractions produces efficiency in the discrepancy correction as well as smile aesthetic and face harmony as treatment outcome.

Malocclusion, Angle Class II, Orthodontics, Corrective, Tooth extraction,

Aguiar HA, Vágula MP, Castro LG, Paccini JVC, Valarelli FP. O papel das extrações assimétricas na correção da Classe II subdivisão. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2017 Out-Nov;16(5):34-42. DOI:

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