Orthopedic cervical headgear in class II treatment: case report.

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Abstract

Early treatment for Class II malocclusion was undertaken with the objective of correcting skeletal disproportion by altering the growth pattern. A case of Class II, Division 1 malocclusion in the mixed dentition was corrected to Class I molar relationship using orthopedic cervical headgear, with nonextraction edgewise therapy. Cephalometric analysis indicated a reduction in the maxillomandibular discrepancy (ANB) correcting the Class II malocclusion to Class I malocclusion. The treatment showed that this was achieved by downward displacement and inhibition of the forward growth of the maxilla and growth of the mandible. There was no downward rotation of the mandible nor maxillary first molar extrusion. There was improvement in the jaw relationship.

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Enoki, C., Matsumoto, M. A. N., & Ferreira, J. T. L. (2003). Orthopedic cervical headgear in class II treatment: case report. Brazilian Dental Journal, 14(1), 63–66. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402003000100012

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