Int Orthod. 2023 Jan 18;21(1):100726. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2023.100726. Online ahead of print.


This case report describes a complex class II case with important maxillo-mandibular asymmetry in an adult patient treated with lingual straight-wire appliance. With the twofold aim of obtaining dramatic aesthetic improvement, since the patient refused surgical option, and ideal occlusal relationship, accurate set-up planification and biomechanical strategies with TADS for occlusal plane cant correction are needed to achieve the planned results. This case report demonstrates the possibility of solving successfully class II malocclusion with significant asymmetry in adult patient without surgery by means of an aesthetic appliance; on the other hand, it underlines the necessity of miniscrews and auxiliaries in order to obtain the best results.

PMID:36669459 | DOI:10.1016/j.ortho.2023.100726