Int Orthod. 2023 Nov 29;22(1):100825. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2023.100825. Online ahead of print.


This article describes a class II subdivision malocclusion successfully treated by an invisible lingual appliance. The combination of en-masse distalization by interradicular palatal mini-screws and inner unilateral class II auxiliaries, first by intermaxillary elastic, later by a class II coil spring, resulted in a dento-alveolar correction, allowing one to maintain the appliance completely invisible. At the same time, the inclination of buccal sectors was normalized by a correct torque expression with set-up overcorrections, resulting in a significant improvement of the buccal corridors. This case report demonstrates the possibility of successfully solving class II division 2 subdivision malocclusion in adult patients without surgery by means of a completely invisible appliance. It also demonstrates that correct levelling and torque expression, for the correction of asymmetrical Spee and Wilson curves, are achievable with an accurate set-up planning. On the other hand, it underlines the necessity of mini-screws, auxiliaries and set-up overcorrections in order to obtain the best results.

PMID:38035872 | DOI:10.1016/j.ortho.2023.100825