Use of mandibular propulsive appliance associated with low level laser therapy in the treatment of Class II

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Edition V16N06 | Year 2017 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 47 to 60

Vitor Hugo Panhóca, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato

Introduction: In most clinical cases, Class II malocclusion is related with mandibular distocclusion, which can be best treated with mandibular propulsion devices, with: skeletal, dentoalveolar and facial soft tissues effects. Objective: This paper presents a new type of functional fixed orthodontic appliance capable of treating Class II malocclusions. Methods: Two cases were treated by combining multi-bracket appliances and mandibular propulsive appliance (MP). Results: Treatment results with MP were aesthetically and functionally favorable. Conclusion: MP proved to be an excellent device for orthopedic and dentoalveolar correction of Class II malocclusion, achieving normal and functional occlusion, balancing facial esthetics of treated patients.

Malocclusion, Angle Class II, Mandibular advancement, Laser therapy, low-level,

Panhóca VH, Bagnato VS. Utilização de aparelho propulsor mandibular associado a laser de baixa potência no tratamento da Classe II. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2017 Dez-2018 Jan;16(6):47-60. DOI:

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