Treatment of Malocclusion with Anterior Crowding Using Lingual Appliance
Oriental Dental Clinic, Seoul, Korea
This article aims to determine whether customized lingual appliances are effective in anterior protrusion cases. Here, we present a case of a 24-year-old female diagnosed with skeletal Class I malocclusion with anterior crowding. The treatment modalities were extraction of the four second bicuspids and employment of Ormco 7th lingual system. The changes in denture manifested Class I canine/molar relationship. Furthermore, the cephalometric analysis showed that maxillary and mandibular incisors were retracted and protrusive lips were retrusion with a pleasing facial profile. This case demonstrates that the correction of anterior protrusion is feasible with a customized lingual appliance.
Key words: Customized lingual orthodontics, Anterior torque control
Korean J Lingual Orthod 2021;10(1):37-42