Int Orthod. 2022 Jan 15:100605. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2021.100605. Online ahead of print.


This case report describes the complex situation of a young adult Class II hyperdivergent patient treated by premolar extraction with a straight wire lingual appliance. Despite the patient’s refusal to undergo surgical treatment, the dual goals of ideal occlusal relationship and profile improvement were achieved through a well thought-out biomechanical strategy with appropriate extraction choice and anchorage control during space closure. This case report demonstrates the possibility of successfully resolving severe sagittal and vertical discrepancies in an adult patient without surgical treatment using a completely invisible technique. This report also highlights the need for careful planning during the diagnostic and treatment phases.

PMID:35042658 | DOI:10.1016/j.ortho.2021.100605