Treatment of a Class II Division 2 Patient with Severe Skeletal Discrepancy by Using a Custom Made TPA Proclination Spring
Sergio Paduano1, Gianrico Spagnuolo2, Giuseppe di Biase3, Iacopo Cioffi2, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 109
Last Page: 117
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-7-109
Article History:Received Date: 12/5/2013
Revision Received Date: 25/6/2013
Acceptance Date: 19/7/2013
Electronic publication date: 20/9/2013
Collection year: 2013
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This case report describes the orthodontic treatment of a boy, aged 15.3 years, with permanent dentition, mesofacial typology, affected with a severe sagittal skeletal Class II division 2 malocclusion, due to a mandibular retrusion. His chief compliant was the position of the maxillary incisors, displaced too palatally, and an impaired facial profile. Herbst and multi-bracket straightwire fixed appliances, together with a custom made modified transpalatal arch (i.e. TPA proclination spring), were used to correct the sagittal discrepancy and to improve the attractiveness of the impaired facial profile.