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Scissor bite in a young patient treated with an orthodontic-orthopedic device. A case report

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  06/2013

Authors:  V. Favero*, L. Sbricoli**, L. Favero**

Language:  English

Institution:  *Department of Surgery, Dentistry and Maxillofacial Unit, University of Verona, Italy ** Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua, Italy

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Modified Rapid Palatal Expander; Scissor bite.

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Title:  Scissor bite in a young patient treated with an orthodontic-orthopedic device. A case report

Abstract:  Background Scissor bite is a rare malocclusion that often leads to minor facial asymmetry. An orthodontic and orthopaedic correction is advisable in young patients to prevent subsequent temporomandibular diseases requesting maxillofacial intervention. Case report In this case report a 8-year-old girl in mixed dentition with unilateral left scissor bite was treated with a modified Rapid Palatal Expander. To modify an overexpanded maxilla (width 39 mm measured between both upper first molars) the device was used to close rather than to expand, without need of patient compliance. Orthodontic correction was then completed with traditional bracketing. Results were tangible (width 36 mm) and remained stable even for at least 2 years after retention. This original device has proved to be useful in this kind of situations and can be easily applied to young patient to correct such malocclusions.

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