A case was presented with an adult male patient diagnosed as skeletal class III and dental class I malocclusion, and complaining of his dental crowding. Undergone orthodontic related examinations and periodontal evaluations, the treatment plan was to combine atypical extraction with insertion of mini-implants into mandible, in order to facilitate control of anchorage. After the treatment, lateral profile and occlusion were both apparently improved. Discussions were made about usage of mini-implants in this case and other possible ways to treat the patient.
Lin, Chih-Yu; Lin, Li-Hsiang; Su, Chih-Peng; and Lee, Sheng-Yang
"Treatment of Asymmetric Premolar Extractions with Mini-implant – Case Report,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 23:
1, Article 5.
https://doi.org/10.30036/TJO.201103.0005 Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol23/iss1/5
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