Skeletal Class III oligodontia patient treated with titanium screw anchorage and orthognathic surgery

Shingo Kuroda, Yasuyo Sugawara, Kazuo Yamashita, Takamitsu Mano, Teruko Takano-Yamamoto

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Abstract

This article reports the successful treatment of a patient, aged 15 years 8 months, with a Class III malocclusion and oligodontia; a titanium screw was used for absolute anchorage during treatment. The patient had a concave profile because of mandibular excess and asymmetric spaces in both arches. Titanium screws were implanted in the retromolar area during intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy combined with LeFort I osteotomy. Absolute anchorage was provided with anchorage wires extending from the screws to the left canine and the right lateral incisor. After orthodontic space closure, the mandibular molars were moved mesially without lingual tipping of the mandibular incisors. A good interincisal relationship was achieved. Our results suggest that titanium screws and anchorage wires in the retromolar area are useful for the mesial movement of mandibular molars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-738
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume127
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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