Improvement of open bite and stomatognathic function in an Axenfeld- Rieger syndrome patient by orthodontic sectional arch mechanics: Clinical considerations and the risk of orthodontic tooth movement

Daisuke Seki, Nobuo Takeshita, Masahiro Seiryu, Toru Deguchi, Teruko Takano-Yamamoto

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Abstract

Orthodontists need to understand the orthodontic risks associated with systemic disorders. Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder with genetic and morphological variability. The risks of orthodontic treatment in ARS patients have been unclear. Here we describe the correction of an anterior open bite in a 15-year-old Japanese female ARS patient by molar intrusion using sectional archwires with miniscrew implants. An undesirable development of external apical root resorption (EARR) was observed in all intrusive force-applied posterior teeth during the patient's orthodontic treatment, suggesting that ARS patients have a higher risk of EARR than the general population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume73
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Anterior open bite
  • Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome
  • External apical root resorption
  • Miniscrew implant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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