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Treatment of Class II division 2 malocclusion in adults. Biomechanical considerations

2003, Volumen 33, Número 3
Flavio Uribe, Ravindra Nanda
Profesor asociado. Departamento de Ortodoncia. Centro de Salud de la Universidad de Connecticut. Farmington CT, EE.UU.

Class II division 2 malocclusions in adults are usually challenging to treat. This article presents a method to correct this type of malocclusion based on sound biomechanical principles. Intrusion arches and mushroom loop continuous arches provide a simple method for the correction of Class II division 2 malocclusions in adults with the minimum side effects. Forces and moments incorporated in these wires allow a simultaneous intrusion and retraction of teeth with good axial inclination control of teeth thereby eliminating need for torque or root correction stages. A step by step description of one case that illustrates all the stages of treatment is presented.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 2003;33(3):193-201)

Key words:
Class II division 2. Adults. Intrusion arches. Mushroom loop arches.
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