J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 21, Number 3, Juillet 2018
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||04 February 2019|
An original approach of maxillary transversal deficiency with lingual orthodontics
Specialist certified in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
2 Maxillofacial surgeon
Address for correspondence: Chloé Bernard-Granger – 4 allée du Champ de Maïs – 74940 Annecy-Le-Vieux. E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 14 February 2018
The difficulty of management of a transverse maxillary hypoplasia is to choose the right treatment and the appropriate tools.
When transverse maxillary insufficient is associated to sagittal and/or vertical discrepancies in adults, the gold standard treatment is a surgical procedure combined with orthodontic treatment. The surgical procedure can be done in 1 or 2 stages.
If the patient chooses a lingual orthodontic technique, the tools for expansion and the stabilization of expansion are not simple to use.
The aim of this article is to report the case of a 25-year-old male patient, referred to our cabinet for skeletal Class-III malocclusion associated with laterognathism and transverse maxillary deficiency. The patient underwent one-stage surgery. He choose to be treated by a lingual orthodontic technique, we used the FKS® disjunction device.
Key words: Maxillary transverse hypoplasia / SARME / disjunction / lingual orthodontics / FKS® disjunction
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