Facemask therapy with rigid anchorage in a patient with maxillary hypoplasia and severe oligodontia


Enacar A., Giray B., Pehlivanoglu M., Iplikcioglu H.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS, cilt.123, sa.5, ss.571-577, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 123 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0889-5406(03)00052-0
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.571-577

Özet

In this report, we describe the treatment of a 10-year-old girl with a Class III skeletal relationship with maxillary hypoplasia and severe oligodontia. The maxillary arch was in a complete crossbite relationship with the mandibular arch. The treatment plan called for displacing the maxillary complex anteriorly with a facemask. Because of the lack of available teeth, a rigid anchorage implant was used in combination with the remaining teeth to provide anchorage. A titanium lag screw was placed in the maxillary alveolus. Three weeks later, 800 g of orthodontic force was applied. A significant anterior displacement of the nasomaxillary complex was acheived with the facemask. At the end of treatment, a temporary removable partial denture was placed.