Int Orthod. 2022 Sep 9:100686. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2022.100686. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVE: To resolve a complex Class II case with unilateral crossbite through an aesthetic approach, namely a hybrid orthodontic treatment combining aligners with miniscrews and auxiliaries.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 14-year-old hypodivergent female patient with dental Class II and posterior crossbite presented for orthodontic treatment. The patient refused conventional fixed multibracket treatment and was therefore prescribed aligners used in association with miniscrews and sectional lingual appliances. Pre- and post-treatment records and 2-year follow-up records are presented.

RESULTS: Treatment objectives, namely ideal occlusion and improved profile, were achieved in 12 months. Post-treatment panoramic radiography showed good root parallelism, and no sign of either crestal bone height reduction or apical root resorption. The patient was satisfied with the functional and aesthetic outcomes, which were stable at 2 years.

CONCLUSION: This case report illustrates that a hybrid aligner approach may be used to treat posterior crossbite and class II malocclusion with reduced treatment times, optimal oral hygiene and excellent aesthetics.

PMID:36096935 | DOI:10.1016/j.ortho.2022.100686