Interceptive orthodontic treatment: from proper space maintenance to a stable follow-up

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Edition V19N04 | Year 2020 | Editorial BBO Clinical Case | Pages 161 to 172

Susiane ALLGAYER e Celso Renato Sartori BERTOGLIO

Objective: The objective of this article was to report a clinical case in which the knowledge on facial growth and development of dentition allowed favorable growth redirection in a girl with concave profile, early at the age of 6 years and 2 months. Results: By maxillary expansion, adequate management of the Leeway space during the mixed dentition and utilization of headgear, it was possible to solve the tooth-size discrepancy, eliminating the crowing without the need for extractions. Conclusion: Despite the longer treatment time, the stable outcome in the long term, pleasant smile and balanced face reinforce preventive and interceptive approach.

Malocclusion. Orthodontics, preventive. Orthodontics, interceptive. Orthodontics, corrective. Growth and development.

Allgayer S, Bertoglio CRS. Interceptive orthodontic treatment: from proper space maintenance to a stable follow-up. Clin Orthod. 2020 Aug-Sept;19(4):161-72.

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