Total distalization of the maxillary arch in a patient with skeletal Class II malocclusion
Yoon Jeong Choi ; Jong-Suk Lee ; Young-Chel Park ; Jung-Yul Cha
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol.139(6) : 823~833, 2011
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
In nongrowing patients with skeletal Class II malocclusion, premolar extraction or maxillary molar distalization can be used as camouflage treatment. Orthodontic miniscrew implants are widely used for this purpose because they do not produce undesirable reciprocal effects and do not depend on the patient's cooperation. This article reports on maxillary molar distalization by using miniscrew implants to correct a Class II problem. The main considerations of molar distalization treatment with miniscrew implants are discussed.